Introduction

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.

Eligibility

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)
  • your medical condition(s) is recorded with Roads and Maritime Services 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 Roads and Maritime 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 PT and are required to pass a commercial standard eyesight test
  • you don't meet the eyesight requirements
  • your medical condition(s) is not recorded with Roads and Maritime Services
  • 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

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

  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Select the 'Renew online' button.
  3. Log into your MyServiceNSW Account, or sign up now. If your account is new or was not previously linked to Roads, enter your NSW driver licence details.
  4. Select your renewal details.

  5. Add or confirm your concession details (if applicable). 
  6. Answer and submit the declaration questions.
  7. Review and submit your declaration.
  8. Check and confirm your renewal details.
  9. Enter your payment details (if applicable).
  10. Print your transaction receipt and your temporary paper licence (also known as a driver licence receipt).
  11. 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.
  12. Your new NSW driver licence card will be posted to you at the mailing address on record with Roads and Maritime Services. You should receive it within 10 business days.

If you're not renewing online:

  1. Download and complete the Licence Renewal Application – PDF.
  2. Gather the required documents, your glasses/contact lenses if you wear them, and your payment, and visit a service centre.

More information

  • If you renew online, your new licence card will be printed using the photo already stored by Roads and Maritime.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Payment methods

You can review transaction payment options on our payment methods page.

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