If you meet certain eligibility criteria, you can renew your NSW driver licence online, for a term of 1, 3 or 5 years.
You'll need to visit a service centre and renew in person if:
- you'd like a 10 year licence (available for drivers aged 21 to 44)
- you hold a Passenger Transport licence code (PT) – holders of PTs are required to pass commercial standard eyesight tests, or
- you don't meet further requirements as itemised in the eligibility section.
You can renew your NSW driver licence online if you meet the following criteria:
- you meet the eyesight requirements
- you hold an eligible driver licence that will expire in 6 months or less, or expired no more than 6 months ago, including:
- provisional (P1, P2) licence
- unrestricted driver licence (C, R, LR, MR, HR, HC, MC)
- you're aged 21 or over (up to 70 if your licence class is MC)
- if you're aged 75 or over, you need to pass a NSW Fitness to Drive medical assessment
- your medical condition(s) is recorded with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and you have passed a NSW Fitness to Drive medical assessment
- your licence is not subject to any restrictions related to enforcement (for example cancelled, disqualified, suspended, refused, or pending an appeal or suspension decision)
- you’ve had your signature and photograph taken by TfNSW within 10.5 years before the new licence expires.
You'll need to visit a service centre to renew your licence if any of the following apply:
- you're aged between 21 and 44 and would like a 10 year licence
- you've changed your address within the last 14 days
- you'd like to apply for a NSW Photo Card at the same time
- your licence expired more than 6 months ago
- you hold a class LR, MR, HR, HC or MC licence and are required to pass an eyesight test
- you don't meet the eyesight requirements
- your medical condition(s) is not recorded with TfNSW
- you hold a PT and are required to pass a commercial standard eyesight test
- you have any restrictions on your licence (for example, a suppressed address or an interlock condition)
- you hold a combined driver licence and boat licence
- your last renewal was done using a photo-kit
- you need to complete an older driver assessment.
What you need
- a MyServiceNSW Account linked to Roads. If you don't have an account, you can create one now.
- your method of payment, or your concession details.
To renew in person at a service centre, you'll need:
- the PDF form – 'Licence Renewal Application'
- your licence renewal notice (if it's available)
- your NSW driver licence card
- your contact lenses or glasses (if you wear them)
- your concession details (if applicable)
- your method of payment.
How to renew
- Check the eligibility requirements.
- Select the 'Renew online' button.
- Log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account. If your account is new or was not previously linked to Roads, enter your NSW driver licence details.
- Select your renewal details.
- Add or confirm your concession details (if applicable).
- Answer and submit the declaration questions.
- Review and submit your declaration.
- Check and confirm your renewal details.
- Enter your payment details (if applicable).
- Print your transaction receipt and your temporary paper licence (also known as a driver licence receipt).
- Sign the temporary paper licence and carry it with you at all times when driving, along with your old licence card if you have it.
- Your new NSW driver licence card will be posted to you at the mailing address on record with TfNSW. You should receive it within 10 business days.
If you're not renewing online:
If you’re trying to renew your licence online, you may receive a message that you need to attend a Service NSW Centre for an eyesight test.
If you receive this message and hold a Class MR, HR, HC or MC licence you will need to attend a Service NSW Centre to undertake an eyesight test and renew your licence.
If you hold a Class C or Class LR licence please contact the Transport Licence Review Unit on 6604 9301 between 8am and 7pm Monday to Friday as your eyesight test may be deferred for up to 6 months. In this instance, once you've renewed, you will need to attend a service centre and complete the eyesight test within 6 months, or your licence may be suspended.
- If you renew online, your new licence card will be printed using the photo already stored by TfNSW.
- Carry your old licence card with you when you drive, if you still have it.
- If your temporary paper licence is lost, stolen or damaged before you receive your new licence card, you can get a copy of it online.
- If you haven’t received your new licence card through the mail within 10 working days, please call us on 13 77 88.
- If you have a good driving record, you may be eligible for a discount on your licence renewal fee as part of Fair go for safe drivers.
- At a service centre, you're able to apply for a NSW Photo Card at the same time if you wish, and take advantage of paying a reduced application fee for it. The NSW Photo Card is voluntary – you don't have to have one, but you may find it useful to prove your identity in situations not related to driving
- If you renew your licence within 6 months after the expiry date, your new licence will be backdated and have the same expiry date, as long as you haven't been disqualified, or had your licence cancelled in that time.