Renew your licence

Learn how to renew your driver or marine licence.

If you can stay home, you must stay home.

Some restrictions have been cautiously eased to allow people to look after their own, and others’ health, wellbeing and social connection. These new arrangements will come into effect at 11.59pm on Tuesday, 12 May.

There are five reasons that you can leave home:

  • shop for food and other necessary goods and services
  • access medical services or provide caregiving – for example, this includes shared parenting obligations or providing care and support to an unwell, disabled, elderly or pregnant friend or relative
  • attend work or education where you can’t do those things from home
  • exercise and participate in some recreational activities adhering to the rules
  • visit friends, family and loved ones while adhering to the rules.
  • The Victorian Government is directing all Victorians to stay at home to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Every Victorian must play their part. By staying at home and limiting contact with other people, we can protect the elderly, the at-risk, and our healthcare workers and each other. 

    We’re still open for business, however we realise customers may not want to visit a Customer Service Centre to renew their licence, especially when they need a new photo. So, we’ve upgraded our system to allow you to renew your licence and continue to use your existing licence photo.

    Renew your driver licence by calling 1300 554 853 at any time to pay by VISA or Mastercard*. You cannot renew your licence by phone if it has expired by more than 6 months.

    Remember to record your receipt number as proof of payment until you receive a new licence. Please allow up to 10 business days for delivery.

    * A card payment fee applies

    We’ll send you a renewal notice in the post 4 weeks before your licence is about to expire. 

    Make sure your address details are up to date so your renewal notice gets to you. Keep in mind that it’s your responsibility to keep your licence up to date – heavy fines could apply if you don’t.

    Driver licences can be renewed for 3 or 10 years. If you’re 75 years of age or older, you can only renew a driver licence for 3 years. Marine licences are renewed for five years or the period specified on the licence.

    * A card payment fee applies

    Your renewal notice will tell you if you need to get a new photo. If we don’t need a new photo and your details are still the same, you can renew your licence by:

    * A card payment fee applies 

    Licence receipt

    The licence renewal notice acts as a temporary licence when you pay. Record the payment receipt number on the notice and carry it with you when you drive until you receive your new licence card. 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. Due to the current impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19), until further notice your licence will be reissued using your existing licence photo. 

    To renew your licence, pay by: 

    • Phone - Call us on 1300 554 853 at any time and follow the prompts. You can pay by VISA or Mastercardonly. 

    * A card payment fee applies

    Due to the current measures in place to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we request that you do not visit a Customer Service Centre to renew your licence. Until further notice, all licences will be reissued using your existing licence photo. 

    If you are 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 will 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). 

    Licence receipt

    The licence renewal notice acts as a temporary licence when you pay. Record the payment receipt number on the notice and carry it with you when you drive until you receive your new licence card. 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. Simply pay by:

    • Phone - Call us 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, follow the above steps for renewing your licence with or without a photo (as applicable) as it’s the same process.
    • more than five years, you can’t renew your licence. You’ll need to sit and pass the required tests for the licence you want. 

    To slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), all light vehicle drive tests and computer-based licence tests have been suspended. This decision will be reviewed on a monthly basis. For more information on this change and changes to how we're doing business, visit Changes to Light Vehicle Testing for more information.

    Licence type Required tests
    Driver licence
    • Road knowledge test
    • Hazard perception test
    • Drive test
    Heavy vehicle driver licence
    Motorcycle learner permit
    Motorcycle licence
    Marine licence
    • Marine knowledge and PWC endorsement test

    Driver licence fees 

    For car, motorcycle, dual and heavy vehicle licences.

    Type of licence 3 years 4 years  10 years
    New, reissue^ or renewal
    For full or P2 probationary licences
    $82.80 N/A  $283.60
    New, reissue^
    For P1 probationary licences
    N/A $110.30  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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