Driver Licence - NSW - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to drive a motor vehicle on public roads. Licences vary depending on the class of vehicle you intend to drive. Classes of vehicle include:

  • cars
  • motorcycles
  • light rigid vehicles
  • medium rigid vehicles
  • heavy rigid vehicles
  • heavy combination vehicles
  • multi-combination vehicles.

Each vehicle class has a number of licensing stages through which you must progress before obtaining a full licence. You may be required to demonstrate various skills to progress to a particular stage.

If you have recently moved to New South Wales, you have three months to arrange to obtain a New South Wales driver's or rider's licence. Please note that this process may be different for individuals who hold driver's licences in other states or countries.

You must ensure that any individuals you employ to drive vehicles in New South Wales hold the appropriate licences.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility requirements for each class of licence will vary. Please contact the agency for more information.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fee information is in attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Road Transport Act 2013 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Administering agency

Transport for NSW

Roads and Maritime Services

Road Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.