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If you have a NSW driver licence, you can renew your licence up to 6 months before it expires.

Please check your licence conditions, as you may need to have your eyesight tested, undergo a medical examination, or take a test before you can renew your licence.

Some NSW driver licence holders are eligible to renew their licences online. To learn more, check the eligibility requirements under the heading 'Who's eligible?'

For all other NSW driver licence holders, please visit a service centre.

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To renew online, you'll need:

  • a MyServiceNSW Account connected to Roads and Maritime Services.

Don't have an account? Register now. All you need to get started is an email address, and:

  • your NSW driver licence details, or
  • the plate number of a vehicle registered in your name.

To renew in person at a service centre, you'll need:

  • your licence renewal notice (if it's available)
  • your NSW driver licence card
  • your contact lenses or glasses (if you wear them)
  • the Licence Renewal Application – PDF form, and
  • your concession details (if applicable).
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To renew online:

  1. Select the 'Renew online' button.
  2. Log into your MyServiceNSW Account, or register one now. If your account is new or it was not previously connected to Roads and Maritime Services, enter your NSW driver licence details
  3. Select your renewal details.
  4. Answer the declaration questions.
  5. Review and submit your declaration.
  6. Check and confirm your renewal details.
  7. Enter your payment details.
  8. Print your transaction receipt and your temporary paper licence (also known as a Driver Licence Receipt). You must sign your temporary paper licence, then carry it with you at all times when driving.

To renew in person, please gather the documents you need and visit a service centre.

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You may be eligible to renew your NSW Driver Licence online if:

  • you're aged between 21 years and 75 years (or 70 years if the licence class is MC – multi-combination)
  • your current licence expires in the next 6 months, or your licence expired less than 6 months ago
  • your licence is not subject to any restrictions related to enforcement (for example, it is not cancelled, disqualified, suspended, refused, or pending a decision like an appeal or suspension decision)
  • in the 10.5 years before the renewed licence (not your current licence) expires, you’ve had your signature and photograph taken and stored by Roads and Maritime
  • you meet the eyesight requirements, and
  • you hold an eligible driver licence.

To renew online, you must meet the following eyesight requirements:

  • if you’re aged less than 45 years, you must have passed an eyesight test within the 10.5 years before the renewed licence (not your current licence) expires
  • if you’re aged 45 years or more, you must have passed an eyesight test within the 5.5 years before the renewed licence (not your current licence) expires, and
  • if your eligible licence includes any of the following classes, you must have passed an eyesight test within the last 12 months:
    • LR – light rigid
    • MR – medium rigid
    • HR – heavy rigid
    • HC – heavy combination, or
    • MC – multi-combination.

Licences eligible for online renewal include:

  • provisional NSW Driver Licences (also known as 'P plates', or 'P1' and 'P2'), and
  • unrestricted NSW Driver Licence (also known as a 'full licence').
    • C – car
    • R – rider
    • LR – light rigid
    • MR – medium rigid
    • HR – heavy rigid
    • HC – heavy combination, or
    • MC – multi-combination.

Please visit a service centre to renew your licence in person if:

  • you need to complete an Older driver assessment
  • you're an eligible pensioner entitled to a concession on your licence renewal fee (visit Fees to check)
  • you have a medical condition which may affect safe driving (for example, fainting, vision problems, heart disease, epilepsy or sleep disorders – visit Are you fit to drive?)
  • you have any restrictions on your licence (for example, a suppressed address or an interlock condition)
  • your licence expired more than 6 months ago
  • you hold a combined licence for vehicles and vessels
  • you want to apply for a 10-year licence
  • you have changed your address within the last 14 days, or
  • your last renewal was done using a photo-kit.
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  • If you renew online, your new licence card will be printed using the photo already stored by Roads and Maritime. If you renew in person, you will have a new photo taken and stored to print your new licence card. In both cases, your new licence card will be printed and posted to the mailing address you have recorded with Roads and Maritime.
  • You should receive your new licence card within 10 working days (not including Saturday and Sunday). In the meantime, please keep your old licence card if possible.
  • Once you’ve renewed your licence, you’ll be issued a temporary paper licence (also known as a Driver Licence Receipt) to use until your new card arrives.
  • Your temporary paper licence is valid for one calendar month, but it does not contain your photo. You must:
    • print and sign your temporary paper licence, and
    • carry the temporary paper licence (along with your old licence card, if you’ve still got it) at all times when driving.
  • 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 – visit Reprint a NSW Driver Licence Receipt
  • If you haven’t received your photo card through the mail within 10 days, contact Roads and Maritime Services on 13 22 13

Depending on the answers you give during your online licence renewal declaration, you may be asked to give further details, or to complete this transaction in person at a service centre. This includes if you declare for the first time that you:

  • have diabetes
  • have epilepsy
  • have attacks of giddiness, blackouts, fainting or other sudden periods of unconsciousness in the last 5 years
  • have any medical, physical or mental disabilities which may affect your driving
  • regularly use drugs (such as stimulants or drugs of addiction) other than prescription medication which may affect your driving
  • have an eye or vision condition that may affect your driving (like monocular vision, double vision, visual field defects, poor night vision) that is not corrected or controlled by wearing prescription glasses or contact lenses.

To learn more, visit Are you fit to drive? on the Roads and Maritime website.

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Payment methods

For online or phone transactions, you can pay with:

  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express).

For transactions in person at a service centre, you can pay with:

  • cash (in Australian currency)
  • cheque (personal, bank or agency drawn)
  • money order
  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express* or EFTPOS), or
  • Android Pay app.

Please note that you may need to pay a merchant fee when paying by credit or debit card.

* Unfortunately, some locations may not accept American Express.

Need help?

We’re happy to help you with this transaction.

Feel free to call us on 13 77 88 or visit a service centre

Source url: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/renew-nsw-driver-licence