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.
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/Territory||Driver’s licence no. location|
|New South Wales||Your NSW licence number appears under ‘Licence No.’ on the front of the card (not under ‘Card Number’).|
|Victoria||Your VIC driver’s licence number appears under ‘LICENCE NO.’ on the front of your card.|
|Queensland||Your QLD driver’s licence number appears under ‘Licence No.’ on the front of your card.|
|Western Australia||Your WA driver’s licence number appears under ‘Licence Number’ on the front of your card.|
|South Australia||Your SA driver’s licence number appears under ‘Licence No.’ on the front of your card.|
|Tasmania||Your TAS licence number appears under ‘LIC NO.’ on the front of your card.|
|Northern Territory||Your NT licence number appears under ‘Licence Number’ on the front of your card.|
|Australian Capital Territory||Your ACT licence number will appear under ‘Licence No.’ on the front of your card.|
What are the licensing authorities in Australia?
|New South Wales||Transport for NSW|
|Queensland||Department of Transport and Main Roads|
|Western Australia||Department of Transport|
|South Australia||Department for Infrastructure and Transport|
|Tasmania||Department for State Growth|
|Northern Territory||Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics|
|Australian Capital Territory||Access Canberra|