Renew your licence or learner permit

Learn how to renew your licence or permit.

Renewal Notices

We’ll send you a bill in the post when your licence is about to expire.  Make sure your address details are up to date so it gets to you. Keep in mind that it’s your responsibility to keep your licence up to date – heavy fines apply if you don’t.

When will I need to renew?

We’ll send you a renewal notice four weeks before your licence or permit is about to expire. We’ll also send a reminder if you haven’t renewed within two months after it’s expired. 

How do I renew my licence?

Your renewal notice will tell you how to update your licence. There’s a few ways you can do this, but it will depend on if you need to get a new photo for our records. For licence renewals, your photo can’t be older than four years and six months on the licence expiry date. 

How will I know if I need a new photo? 

Your renewal notice will tell you if you need to get a new photo.

 

I don’t need a new photo

If we’ve got a current photo of you and your details are still the same, you can renew by:

BPAY

Use the BPAY biller code and account reference on your renewal notice

Phone

Call us on 1300 554 853 at any time and follow the prompts. 
You can pay by VISA or Mastercard* only.
* A card payment fee applies

Mail

You can send your renewal notice and renewal fee by cheque to:
VicRoads Licence and Registration Services
Locked Bag 7000
Kew VIC 3101

At a VicRoads Customer Service Centre 

You can pay the renewal fee by VISA, Mastercard* cheque, EFTPOS or cash**
* A card payment fee applies
**All VicRoads Customer Service Centre’s accept cash except for:

 

I need a new photo 

You can renew your licence and have your photo taken at a: 

Licence Photo Point 

What to bring: 

  • Your renewal notice and your current licence or permit. If you don’t have your licence or permit card you’ll need to have other evidence of identity documents.
  • Payment for your renewal fee (you can pay by VISA, Mastercard*, cheque, EFTPOS or cash)
* A card payment fee applies.
At a VicRoads Customer Service Centre
What to bring: 
  • Your current licence or permit. If you don’t have your licence or permit card you’ll need to have other evidence of identity documents.
  • Payment for your renewal fee  (you can pay by VISA, Mastercard*, cheque, EFTPOS or cash**)

* A card payment fee applies.

**All VicRoads Customer Service Centre’s accept cash except for:

Licence receipt

When you pay, we’ll give you a licence or permit receipt to use until you get your new licence or permit. We’ll mail your new card to the address we have on our records within 10 working days. 
If you pay over the phone you’ll be given a receipt number.

What if I’m interstate or overseas?

You can still renew your licence or permit if you’re interstate or overseas.

Call us on 13 11 71 within Australia or +61 3 8391 3216 from overseas, to find out how and if you need a new photo. If you need a new photo, complete a Photo Kit form and send it with a cheque to:

VicRoads Photokits
Locked Bag 7000
KEW VIC 3101

If your licence or permit has expired more than six months and less than five years, you can still follow the steps above to complete your renewal.

 

When did it expire?

Less than six months

If it expired less than six months, follow the above steps for renewing your licence as it’s the same process.

More than six months and less than five years

Go to a VicRoads Customer Service Centre and bring: 

  • A completed licence or learner permit application form
  • Your current licence or permit. If you don’t have your licence or permit card you’ll need to have other evidence of identity documents.
  • Payment for your renewal fee (you can pay by VISA, Mastercard*,  cheque, EFTPOS or cash)

* A card payment fee applies

More than five years

You’ll need to pass tests for the licence you want. 

The tests can be: 

 

If you have an overseas licence
Go to overseas licence to learn more. 

If you have an interstate licence
Go to Interstate and New Zealand drivers.

 

When did it expire? 

Less than five years

Visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre and bring:

  • A completed licence or learner permit application form
  • Your current licence or permit. If you don’t have your licence or permit card you’ll need to have other evidence of identity documents.
  • Payment for your renewal fee (you can pay by VISA, Mastercard*, cheque, EFTPOS or cash)

* A card payment fee applies

Over five years

You’ll need to take the learner permit knowledge test again if you haven’t had a car learner permit in the last five years. Car learner permits are issued for 10 years.

How to renew a motorcycle learner permit

This permit is issued for 15 months and can’t be renewed. 

To keep riding you’ll need a new motorcycle learner permit and: 

  • Do the learner training course
  • Sit the knowledge test
  • Pay testing fees.
 

Learner permit fees

Learner permits Fee
New learner permit
Car or motorcycle
$25.20
Car learner permit renewal
$25.20
Replacement
Car or motorcycle
$24.60

* A card payment fee applies when using VISA or MasterCard.

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 or permit 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.

Note: You might also need to pay an appointment and test fee. See Licence appointment fees for more.

 

Heavy vehicle test

Appointment Type Requirements  Fee 
Heavy vehicle knowledge test Truck and Bus knowledge test $49.80
Appointment Fee $19.00
Total $68.80
Heavy vehicle practical assessments Refer to accredited provider  

* A card payment fee applies when using VISA or MasterCard.

Go to renewal fees to find out more

 

Driver licence renewal

Drivers under 75 years of age

You can renew a driver licence for 3 or 10 years.

Drivers 75 years of age or older

You can renew a driver licence for 3 years

Marine licence renewal

This can be renewed for five years.

 

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

Need more help?

If you need more help with renewing your licence or permit, call 131171 and speak to one of our friendly staff who can help.

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