Renew your licence

Learn how to renew your driver or marine licence.

Renew your licence online

You can now renew your licence online using your myVicRoads account reusing your existing photo. If you’d like a new photo taken, do not renew your licence online, you’ll need to visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre to get a new photo and pay for your renewal.

If your licence is not currently eligible for renewal, you won’t be able to renew online.

Log in to myVicRoads

Check your licence details are up to date

Your licence renewal notice gets mailed to you four to six weeks before your licence is due to expire. To ensure you receive your renewal notice, it’s important that your address details are up to date.

How to renew your licence

You can renew your licence: 

* A card payment fee applies.

Driver licences can be renewed for three or 10 years. However, if you’re 75 years of age or older, you can only renew a driver licence for three years. Marine licences are renewed for five years or the period specified on the licence.

Safe Driver Program (coming late 2022)

Full licence holders (car, motorcycle, and heavy vehicle) who haven't incurred demerit points or committed other road safety offences for three years prior to their licence renewal will receive a 25 per cent discount on their next renewal as part of the Safe Driver Discount program.

The program will be introduced for driver licence renewals generated after 1 October 2022.

The Safe Driver Program aims to reward good driving behaviour to those who demonstrate safe driving behaviours behind the wheel. The Victorian Government is committed to improving road safety for all Victorians.

See Motorist Package and Safe Driver Discount program.

Once you've paid to renew your licence online (External link) or over the phone, we’ll give you a receipt number.

Write your receipt number on your renewal notice.

Use your receipt number as your temporary licence until the card arrives. You must carry this with you whenever you drive.

We’ll mail your new card to the address we have on our records within approximately 10 working days. Delays may be experienced.

Your renewal notice may tell you that you need to get a new photo.

If you're concerned that your existing licence photo is significantly different to your current appearance, please use the new licence card issued until normal operations resume.

You'll be able to visit a Customer Service Centre to update your photo at no cost (provided your appearance is significantly different to your existing photo). 

Once you have paid to renew your licence online or over the phone, we’ll give you a receipt number. Write this on your renewal notice and use it as your temporary licence until the card arrives. You must carry this with you whenever you drive.

We’ll mail your new card to the address we have on our records within approximately 10 working days. Delays may be experienced.

If you’re interstate or overseas, you can still renew your Victorian licence with your existing photo. The easiest way to do this is online (External link) via your myVicRoads account.

You can also call us by phone on 1300 554 853 or +61 3 8391 3216 (overseas callers)at any time and follow the prompts. You can pay by VISA or Mastercardonly. 

* A card payment fee applies

If your licence or permit has expired, refer to the section below.

If you have an overseas or interstate driver licence and you want to get a Victorian licence, visit the New to Victoria section for information. 

If your licence is expired by:

  • less than six months, you can renew your licence as usual. Follow the above steps.
  • more than five years, you can’t renew your licence, and you haven’t had an interstate or overseas driver licence in the meantime, you’ll need to complete the tests required for the type of licence you want (see below).
Licence type Required tests
Driver licence
  • Road knowledge test
  • Drive test
Heavy vehicle driver licence
Motorcycle learner permit
Motorcycle licence
Marine licence
  • Marine knowledge and PWC endorsement test

It is an offence to drive unlicensed. If you’re caught driving without a valid licence, penalties apply.

Type of licence 3 years 4 years  10 years
New, reissue^ or renewal
For full or P2 probationary licences
$85.50 N/A  $292.80
New, reissue^
For P1 probationary licences
N/A $113.90  N/A
Free Licence Scheme
For eligible drivers under 25
Free N/A  N/A

* A card payment fee applies when using VISA or MasterCard

^A reissue is when you need to reapply for a licence after a cancellation period, if it’s expired by more than five years (with no other licences/permits in other jurisdictions) or if you've lost your licence.

Go to renewal fees to find out more.

Unpaid fines

VicRoads may not renew your licence or permit if you have any unpaid fines on behalf of Fines Victoria (External link). If you have any questions you can contact them on 1300 396 851.

Need more help?

Call 13 11 71 and speak to one of our friendly staff who can help.

If you need to renew your learner permit, visit the renew your learner permit page.

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