Driver Licence Check

Unless authorised by law, Transport for NSW will not release a driver's or rider's licensing personal information to a third party organisation without the permission of that driver or rider.

Unless authorised by law, Transport for NSW will not release a driver's or rider's licensing personal information to a third-party organisation without the permission of that driver or rider.

Transport for NSW provides an online Driver Licence Check (DLC) service to authorised organisations to assist them to fulfil the irresponsibilities concerning road safety and to encourage good driving practices. DLC is supported by the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2017.

DLC is an internet application that can be used for organisations to confirm driver licence and demerit point status. Transport for NSW will not grant access to the DLC service if it is intended to be used for other purposes.

DLC is an online service providing:

  • Licence Validation Enquiry - to confirm if a driver licence is current and the class of licence
  • Demerit Point Enquiry - to confirm a licence holder’s demerit points status. The demerit points balance is not released.

Each enquiry requires the prior express consent of the licence holder who is the subject of the enquiry using the current consent form. The authorised organisation must retain a signed copy of that consent for audit purposes. An authorised organisation must agree to and comply with the stringent auditing requirements set out in an agreement endorsed by the Privacy Commissioner.

Organisations wanting access to DLC are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest to Transport for NSW.

Inappropriate access or use

If you believe your driver licence information has been accessed or used inappropriately, you can lodge a written complaint to the Information and Privacy Commission on their website.

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