Renew your licence or learner permit

This page explains the process of renewing your licence or car learner permit.

Renewal Notices

VicRoads will send a renewal notice as a courtesy before your licence expires. Non-receipt of a renewal notice is not an acceptable excuse to drive after the licence or learner permit expires. A reminder notice may also be sent if the licence is not renewed within two months after the expiry date.

You can renew your licence using a number of payment options. The options available will depend on whether VicRoads holds a current photo of you in its database. Your renewal notice will provide instructions on the options available to you and whether you need a new photo or not. 

Note: All renewed licences are posted and it takes upto two weeks to deliver.

New photo required

If the renewal notice indicates that you need to take a new photo and all your details are correct, you can renew your licence at a:

Licence Photo Point [PDF 2.9MB]
by:
  • producing your renewal notice, and 
  • producing your existing licence card as evidence of identity. If you cannot produce your licence card, you must provide evidence of identity documents, and 
  • pay the renewal fee (pay by VISA, MasterCard*, cheque, EFTPOS or cash) 
  • have a new photo taken. 

VicRoads Customer Service Centre by: 
  • producing your existing licence card as evidence of identity If you cannot produce your licence card, you must provide evidence of identity documents, and 
  • pay the renewal fee (pay by VISA, MasterCard*, cheque, EFTPOS or cash) 
  • have a new photo taken.

* A card payment fee (External link) applies

If you are renewing your licence at a licence photo point please check ahead of time to see what payment options will be available to you.

No photo required

If we do hold a current photo of you and if all the details on your renewal notice are correct, you can renew your licence by BPAY, phone, mail or in person.

By BPAY

Your renewal notice will indicate whether a BPAY payment can be made. You can use online banking or call your financial institution to make a payment from your cheque, savings or debit account. Quote the BPAY biller code and account reference on your renewal notice. VISA and MasterCard aren't accepted through this option.

By telephone

Call us on 1300 554 853 and follow the prompts (pay by VISA or MasterCard only*). This service is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

* A card payment fee (External link) applies

By mail

You can send your renewal notice and renewal fee to:

VicRoads Licence and Registration Services
Locked Bag 7000
Kew VIC 3101

Payment will only be accepted by cheque.

In person

Visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre and:
  • produce your existing licence card as evidence of identity. If you cannot produce your licence card, you must provide evidence of identity documents 
  • pay the renewal fee (pay by VISA, MasterCard*, cheque, EFTPOS or cash) 

* A card payment fee (External link) applies

Licence receipt

You will be issued with a licence or learner permit receipt when payment is made. This must be used until your new licence or learner permit card is sent to the current address you have registered with VicRoads. Your new licence card will be mailed to your address within 10 working days.

Renewing when interstate or overseas

If you are a Victorian resident temporarily living interstate or overseas you can still renew your licence.

You will need to contact us on 13 11 71 within Australia or +61 3 8391 3216 from overseas, to enquire about how to renew and whether you need a new photo.

If you do need a new photo, you must complete a Photo Kit form [PDF 95 Kb] to send it with a cheque to:

VicRoads Photokits
Locked Bag 7000
KEW VIC 3101

You can renew your expired licence using a number of payment options. The options available will depend on whether VicRoads holds a current photo of you in its database. The renewal notice will provide instructions on the options available to you and whether you need to take a new photo. If you not have your renewal notice call us on 13 11 71.

Licence expired less than six months

New photo required

If there are no changes to your details and your renewal notice indicates that you need a new photo, you can:

  • visit a Licence Photo Point and: 
    • bring your renewal notice 
    • bring your existing licence card as evidence of identity. If you cannot produce your licence card, you must provide evidence of identity documents 
    • pay the renewal fee 
    • have a new photo taken. 
  • visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre and: 
    • bring your existing licence card as evidence of identity. If you cannot produce your licence card, you must provide evidence of identity documents 
    • pay the renewal fee 
    • have a new photo taken.
No photo required

If there are no changes to your details and your renewal notice indicates that you do not need a new photo, you can:

  • call us on 13 11 71 within Australia or +61 3 8391 3216 from overseas, and:
  • quote your licence number 
  • pay the renewal fee (VISA or MasterCard only*)

* A card payment fee applies

  • visit a Licence Photo Point and: 
    • bring your renewal notice, 
    • bring your existing licence card as evidence of identity. If you cannot produce your licence card, you must provide evidence of identity documents, 
    • pay the renewal fee (pay by VISA, MasterCard*, cheque, EFTPOS or cash)

* A card payment fee applies

Renewing at a Licence Photo Point will always require a new photo.

  • visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre and: 
    • bring your existing licence card as evidence of identity. If you cannot produce your licence card, you must provide evidence of identity documents 
    • pay the renewal fee,

Licence expired more than six months and less than five years

If your licence has expired more than six months and less than five years you must visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre and: 

* A card payment fee applies

If you are a Victorian resident temporarily living interstate or overseas you can still renew your licence by completing a Photo kit form [PDF 98 kb] and sending it to:

VicRoads Photokits
Locked Bag 7000
KEW VIC 3001

Licence expired more than five years

If your licence has expired more than five years, you will need to complete the following tests. The tests will be determined by the licence you wish to hold:

The above tests will not be required if you can provide evidence that you hold or have held a current interstate or overseas licence within the last five years.

Licence receipt

You will be issued with a licence or learner permit receipt when payment is made. This must be used until your new licence or learner permit card is sent to the current address you have registered with us. Your new licence card will be mailed to your address within 10 working days.

* A card payment fee applies

 

Renewing a car learner permit

A car learner permit is issued for ten years and can be renewed. The length of time the car learner permit has expired will determine the actions you need to take.

Car learner permit is current or expired less than 5 years

You can renew your car learner permit by visiting a VicRoads Customer Service Centre, and:

Car learner permit expired 5 years or more

If you have not held a learner permit in the last 5 years, you will need to sit the learner permit knowledge test again.

Renewing a motorcycle learner permit

A motorcycle learner permit is issued for 15 months and cannot be renewed. If you want to continue riding you'll need to get a new motorcycle learner permit which will include undertaking the learner training course, knowledge test and payment of the relevant training and testing fees.

 

Driver licence renewal

Drivers under 75 years of age

If you are under 75 years of age, you can renew a driver licence for 3 or 10 years.

Drivers 75 years of age or older

If you are 75 years of age or older, VicRoads at its discretion, will only grant you a driver licence for a maximum of three years. At the end of each three year period, the licence will be renewed for a further three years.

Marine licence renewal

A marine licence can be renewed for 5 years.

Under the Infringements Act 2006, the Sheriff's office (External link) can direct VicRoads not to renew a driver licence or learner permit. VicRoads has no discretion to remove this sanction. If you have any enquiries about this sanction you should contact the Sheriff's office on 1300 SHERIF (1300 743 743).

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