Australian Capital Territory Fake Driving License
You can now replace and renew your driver licence online, 24/7.
Renewing a specialist driver licence for your vehicle, age or needs?
You can do that too, online 24/7.
You do not need to visit an Access Canberra Service Centre.
First time applying for an ACT driver licence?
You will need to visit an Access Canberra Service Centre and do this in person.
After your transaction in person or online, you will have a temporary receipt until your physical card arrives at your postal address within 21 business days. If you have not received your licence in that time, please contact 13 22 81.
All people operating or seeking to operate a vehicle within the ACT need to hold a current and relevant driver licence for their age, type of vehicle or their conditions and restrictions.
You need to have a current ACT address and be able to prove your identity.
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What you need to do
Your ACT driver licence must contain your name in full in the following format:
SURNAME Given name Middle name/s
Renew licence – you do this online
- ensure your address is current
- use your existing licence number and date of birth
- provide evidence of an eye test (if required).
Replace licence – you do this online
- ensure your address is current
- use your existing licence number and date of birth
- make a declaration.
New licence – you need to do this in person
- ensure you have three or more identity documents
- locate an Access Canberra Service Centre
- provide your full proof of identity and/or residency
- take the eye test (if required)
- Have your photo taken.
Your photo will be the same as your previous licence photo when renewing or replacing.
10-year licence renewals are available online if you have had a photo taken with us within the last 12 months only. If your last photo was taken more than 12 months ago, you will need to attend an Access Canberra Service Centre to have your full licence renewed for 10 years.
How to go online
- Have your licence number ready.
- Select Renew or Replace.
- Follow the prompts or call 13 22 81.
- Pay online or over the phone.
- Keep a copy of your receipt number.
- Your licence will arrive at your postal address with 21 business days.
Allow up to 3 business days for payments to be received by Access Canberra.
Allow up to 21 business days for delivery. If you have not received your licence in that time, please contact 13 22 81.
You can use your receipt as evidence of your registration until your licence arrives.
- Class C – Car licence includes a:
- motor vehicle (other than a motorbike) with a GVM not over 4.5t that is constructed or equipped to seat not more than 12 adults (including the driver);
- tractor or implement; and,
- motor vehicle mentioned above that is towing a single trailer with a GVM not over 9t (but not two or more trailers).
- Class R – Motorcycle licence includes a:
- motorbike towing a single trailer designed to be towed by a motorbike.
- Class LR – Light rigid vehicle licence
- Class MR – Medium rigid vehicle licence
- Class HR – Heavy rigid vehicle licence
- Class HC – Heavy combination vehicle licence
- Class MC – Multi-combination vehicle licence
For further information about heavy vehicle licence classes refer to the Heavy vehicle driver licensing page.
Under section 10 of the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2000, the Road Transport Authority (RTA) may impose conditions on a driver licence using the following condition codes:
A – The licence holder must drive a motor vehicle fitted with automatic transmission. This includes Tiptronic transmission vehicles. A Tiptronic transmission is an automatic transmission type which allows the driver to manually override the automatic shift.
B – If the licence holder is the driver of a motor vehicle of a kind for which a light rigid vehicle licence or driver licence of a higher class is required, the vehicle must be fitted with a synchromesh transmission or automatic transmission.
D – The licence holder is an accredited rideshare driver, view more information about Rideshare accreditation.
E – If the licence holder is the rider of a motorbike, it must be of restricted engine capacity as notified in writing by the Road Transport Authority to the holder.
H – The license holder is an accredited hire car operator, view more information about Hire car accreditation.
I – The licence holder must drive only a motor vehicle fitted with a breath alcohol interlock device.
M – The licence holder is an accredited hire motorcycle operator, view more information about Hire car accreditation.
O – The licence holder is an accredited bus driver, view information about Bus service accreditation in the ACT.
Q – Presently, the ACT Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2000 does not provide for a ‘Q’ condition code. However, legislation in some jurisdictions, such as New South Wales do provide for a ‘Q’ condition code. In those jurisdictions, a ‘Q’ condition code is issued to temporary overseas visitors who apply for an Australian driver licence. The purpose of the ‘Q’ condition is to indicate that the licence holder has not provided proof of permanent Australian residency.
S – The licence holder must wear corrective lenses at all times while driving.
T – The licence holder is an accredited taxi operator, view information about Taxi service accreditation in the ACT.
V – The licence holder must drive only a motor vehicle fitted with driver aids, or modified, as notified in writing by the Road Transport Authority to the holder.
W – The licence holder is an accredited restricted hire car operator, view more information about Hire car accreditation.
X – The licence holder must comply with any condition of which the holder has been notified in writing by the Road Transport Authority.
Z – The licence holder must not drive a motor vehicle if the holder has a concentration of alcohol of more than 0g in 100mL of blood or 210L of breath.
For further information on learner licences refer to Getting a learner licence.
Provisional licences are issued for a period of 3 years and now consist of two licence stages.
The licence stages are:
Where a red P plate must be displayed for the first 12 months and late-night peer passenger restrictions apply.
Where a green P plate for the remaining 2 years must be displayed. If you are 25 or older when you are issued with your provisional licence, you will be a P2 for the entire 3-year provisional licence period.
Note: Once the P1 duration has elapsed, you will receive a letter from Access Canberra outlining that you must start displaying P2 eligible plates (green P). Visiting an Access Canberra service centre is not required.
If you have an existing ACT Provisional licence, it is recommended that you display GREEN plates for the remainder of your tenure.
It is an offence to drive a motor vehicle that displays incorrect ‘L’ or ‘P’ plates, including the wrong colour.
Provisional licence holders have a demerit point threshold of four demerit points. The accumulation of four or more demerit points during this period will result in suspension of the licence for three months. Any suspension periods served do not count towards the required provisional tenure period required to upgrade to a full driver licence.
Provisional licence holders must have a blood or breath alcohol concentration of zero.
It is an offence to drive a motor vehicle that displays ‘P’ plates when the driver of the vehicle is not a provisional driver.
Members of the Australian Defence Force who are holders of an interstate learner licence may obtain their provisional licence through the one-off assessment with a Government Assessor, or through the logbook system. An applicant who chooses the logbook system must have a current interstate learner licence and that licence must remain current through the full logbook training period up to and including the issue of an ACT provisional licence.
Additional information about P1 and P2 provisional licence stages can be found at the Transport Canberra and City Services Road Safety website.
For further information on how to obtain a provisional licence, refer to Getting a provisional licence.
After the provisional period of three years has been completed, you can obtain a full licence which is renewable on each birthday divisible by five years. To obtain a full licence at this time you can attend an Access Canberra Service Centre with Proof of Identity or renew your licence online. See the Renew driver licence page for further information.
Refer to the Heavy vehicle driver licensing page.
For further information refer to:
All drivers and riders returning to driving after a court imposed licence disqualification will need to complete an approved alcohol and drug awareness course before being eligible to be issued with a probationary licence.
Probationary licence holders must drive or ride with a blood or breath alcohol concentration of zero.
On 17 June 2014 the ACT Government launched the Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program. For further information refer to the Alcohol and drug awareness courses and Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program page.
Some drivers and riders who have received a court imposed licence disqualification and have completed an approved alcohol and drug awareness course, may apply to the court for a restricted licence permitting them to drive during specific hours or for specific purposes, but these are only issued in very limited circumstances.
People whose licences have been suspended under the demerit point scheme are not eligible to apply for a restricted licence.
Restricted licence holders must drive or ride with a blood or breath alcohol concentration of zero.
If a person is eligible for a restricted licence Access Canberra will write to them and provide the application form. The completed form and court order documents should be taken to the Woden Service Centre and lodged with the Licence and Registration Team by calling 6207 7002. Once the restricted licence has been processed the client will be able to attend the Access Canberra Service Centre and pay the determined fee to be issued with a restricted licence.
- Under the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999 a person may only be first issued a driver licence where the person can satisfactorily demonstrate proof of identity and ACT residency.
- In the interest of national security and consistency with other Australian States and Territories, the ACT no longer issues photo identification cards immediately at service centre locations.
- A National Police Certificate or police check may be required prior to issuing a driver licence with certain conditions, an accreditation as a driving instructor or an authorisation to become a vehicle examiner. Refer to the Accreditation police checks for information on how to obtain this.