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Digital driver licences now acceptable as ID

14 June 2019

AUSTRAC considers digital driver licences issued by an Australian state or territory government as independent and reliable documents.

Digital driver licences are being launched across NSW in 2019.

While you can accept a digital driver licence as part of your applicable customer identification procedures, you must still consider the risks involved and determine how you will establish the validity of the document. You should update your anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism financing risk assessments and relevant policies and procedures.

You can get more information from Service NSW about:

NSW digital driver licences

How to verify a digital driver licence (video)

How to scan a digital driver licence  (video)