RACQ has welcomed plans to modernise the State's licence system - with Queenslanders soon able to store a digital version of their driver’s licence on their mobile phone.
The Queensland Government announced a contract has been signed to deliver the Digital Licence App, following a trial on the Fraser Coast.
RACQ Head of Public Policy Susan Furze said the app, which will be rolled out across the State next year, will allow drivers to use their smartphones to store their licence.
“Townsville drivers will be able to download the app even sooner with the technology set to be trialled in the region later this year,” Ms Furze said.
“We’re pleased to see we’re one step closer to Queenslanders having an option to ditch their physical licences and have one less thing to remember.”
Ms Furze said the app will include security and privacy features.
“These elements will give motorists peace of mind, keep personal information secure and allow them to choose what details are shared,” she said.
“Queenslanders will also be able to show their digital licence around Australia and overseas, as well as for identification purposes.”
Ms Furze said it will be not compulsory to use a digital licence.
“If you’re not keen to make the switch, you’ll still be able to use your physical licence, as using the app won’t be mandatory."
For more information on the Digital Licence App see here.