Fraud-proof IDs: 4.5 million drivers can now download digital licences

By Our Reporter
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Victorians now have the option to carry their Driver Licence on their phone, as the  Government begins its statewide roll out of the biggest digital card yet.

More than 4.5 million Victorians who are fully licenced drivers, motorcyclists, or heavy vehicle operators are the first eligible to download Digital Driver Licences.

Eligible Victorians will be able to access their Digital Driver Licences after setting up their profile via the myVicRoads and Service Victoria apps.

The rollout follows consultation across organisations that rely on photo identification including bars, restaurants, supermarkets, retailers, Victoria Police, and Australia Post, an official press release said.

In a successful trial last year, more than 15,000 Victorians in Ballarat accessed their digital licences via the myVicRoads and Service Victoria apps.

Digital Driver Licences have undergone rigorous privacy and security testing, boasting features like a dynamic hologram and a timed QR code so businesses and authorities can scan to verify authenticity and prevent fraudulent use.

The licences can also be updated in real-time if there are changes to licence conditions or personal information like home addresses.

Learners and probationary licence holders will be able to access their digital licence by 2025.

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