Introduction

If you've moved to NSW from another Australian state or territory, you can only drive in NSW on an interstate licence for 3 months. After that period you'll need to visit a service centre and apply to transfer your licence to a NSW driver licence.

Sometimes interstate checks need to be made so allow plenty of time for a transfer to be processed.

There's no fee to transfer a current unrestricted or provisional licence. If your licence has expired, or is just about to, a fee will be charged. 

Note that drivers 75 years or older are required to undergo a medical review, and may have to take a practical driving test.

What you'll need

  • your interstate or territory licence
  • your proof of identity
  • your medical report (if applicable)
  • the PDF form – 'Licence Application'.

How to transfer

  1. Download and complete the Licence Application – PDF.
  2. Make sure you have all your documentation.
  3. Visit a service centre and provide the information in person.

Things to keep in mind...

  • When you apply for or renew a licence card or Photo Card at a service centre, it will be posted to you at no extra cost. Cards usually arrive within 10 working days.
  • If you haven’t received your card through the mail within 10 working days, please call us on 13 77 88.
  • Renewal notices are mailed generally within 6 weeks of the card's expiry date giving you plenty of time to plan ahead and renew early.
  • For driver licence renewals or applications a receipt is provided which allows people to drive until the card arrives in the mail. The receipt is valid for 30 days.
  • Further information about centralised photocard printing is available on the Roads and Maritime Services website.

Payment methods

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