Australian Driver's Licence number

Have you been asked to provide your driver’s licence number for identification purposes? Here’s how to find it.

What is my driver’s licence number?

Your Australian driver’s licence number is a 10 to 11 digit unique number. A driver’s licence is required across Australia before you are permitted to drive a motor vehicle on the road.

Every state and territory government has its own licensing scheme, so the rules around issuing driver’s licences vary by jurisdiction.

That being said, licenses are generally recognised and are valid between other states and territories.

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How is an Australian driver’s licence used for ID?

An Australian driver’s licence has become the de facto photo ID that’s used in everyday situations. This is because Australia does not have a national identity card.

Today, licences and photo cards are hologrammed and contain a photograph, signature, the holder’s address, date of birth and a driver’s licence number.

Whether you’re setting up your Renter Resume on Rent.com.au or looking to verify your identity, you may use your driver licence as one of your Australian ID documents. Your passport, birth certificate and Medicare card are other common forms of identification.

Not sure where to find the details on your ID? Here’s what you need to know and where to go for help.

An example of a Victorian Driver’s Licence, showing the location of the licence number.

Where can I find my driver’s licence number?

State/TerritoryDriver’s licence no. location
New South WalesYour NSW licence number appears under ‘Licence No.’ on the front of the card (not under ‘Card Number’).
VictoriaYour VIC driver’s licence number appears under ‘LICENCE NO.’ on the front of your card.
QueenslandYour QLD driver’s licence number appears under ‘Licence No.’ on the front of your card.
Western AustraliaYour WA driver’s licence number appears under ‘Licence Number’ on the front of your card.
South AustraliaYour SA driver’s licence number appears under ‘Licence No.’ on the front of your card.
TasmaniaYour TAS licence number appears under ‘LIC NO.’ on the front of your card.
Northern TerritoryYour NT licence number appears under ‘Licence Number’ on the front of your card.
Australian Capital TerritoryYour ACT licence number will appear under ‘Licence No.’ on the front of your card.

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What are the licensing authorities in Australia?

JurisdictionLicensing Authority
New South WalesTransport for NSW
VictoriaVicRoads
QueenslandDepartment of Transport and Main Roads
Western AustraliaDepartment of Transport
South AustraliaDepartment for Infrastructure and Transport
TasmaniaDepartment for State Growth
Northern TerritoryDepartment of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
Australian Capital TerritoryAccess Canberra

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Lauren Vardy is the author behind the Rent.com.au Blog, a site built to help renters find a home and navigate their renting journey. She is the Content Manager at Rent.com.au. Outside of work, she dabbles in all things health, fitness and houseplants.