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Verifying your driver's licence

You can use the details of your Australian driver’s licence (or learner’s permit) when setting up your myGovID.

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Fields required in the myGovID app

You’ll need to provide the following information in your myGovID app:

  • state or territory that issued it
  • licence number
  • card number (excluding Victoria and Queensland)
  • first name
  • middle name (or initial)
  • family name
  • date of birth.

Name verification

Enter your name as it appears on your licence up to the character limits (even if it only shows part of your name):

  • first name – up to 20 characters
  • middle name – up to 20 characters. Enter it in full in the first instance, if this doesn’t work and it
    • is not on your licence – leave the field blank
    • appears as an initial – enter only the initial
    • appears as 2 initials – enter the full name of the first initial only
  • family name – up to 40 characters.

If you only have a single name on your licence, enter it in the Family name field.

Examples of Australian driver’s licences

These examples show common locations for the required details on your Australia driver’s licence:

Your licence cannot be verified online if:

  • it’s been cancelled, refused or is no longer active (this is when it’s held in another state or territory or has expired in ACT, TAS or SA)
  • you’re using a WA extraordinary licence issued by a magistrate to allow limited use of your vehicle.

If you had a change of name (resulting from marriage) in NSW before 2006, you will need to contact your document provider to update your details.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

An example of an ACT driver licence that shows the First name, Middle name, Family name, Date of birth, Licence number and card number circled.

New South Wales (NSW)

An example of a NSW driver licence that shows the First name, Middle name, Family name, Date of birth, Licence number and card number circled.

Northern Territory (NT)

An example of the front of a NT driver licence that shows the First name, Middle name, Family name, Date of birth and Licence number circled.
An example of the back of a NT driver licence that shows the Card number circled.

Queensland (QLD)

An example of a QLD driver licence that shows the First name, Middle name, Family name, Date of birth and Licence number circled.

South Australia (SA)

An example of the front of a SA driver licence that shows the First name, Middle name, Family name, Date of birth and Licence number circled.
An example of the back of a SA driver licence that shows the Card number circled.

Tasmania (TAS)

An example of the front of a TAS driver licence that shows the First name, Middle name, Family name, Date of birth and Licence number circled.
An example of the back of a TAS driver licence that shows the Card number circled.

Victoria (VIC)

An example of a VIC driver licence that shows the First name, Middle name, Family name, Date of birth and Licence number circled.

Western Australia (WA)

An example of the front of a WA driver licence that shows the First name, Middle name, Family name, Date of birth and Licence number circled.
An example of the back of a WA driver licence that shows the Card number circled.