Renewing a licence
When can I renew my licence?
You can apply to renew your Queensland driver licence up to 6 weeks before it expires.
What if my licence has expired?
You must not drive if your licence has expired, however you can still renew your licence for up to 5 years after the date of expiry. If your licence expired more than 2 years ago, you will be required to show at least 3 evidence of identity documents when you apply for the renewal of your licence.
If your licence has been expired for more than 5 years, you will not be able to renew it. You will need to pass a written road rules test and apply for a learner licence. Once you have held the learner licence for 12 months and passed the practical driving test, you may apply for a P1 or P2 licence.
Renewing your licence on the internet
If you hold a Queensland open driver licence, you may be eligible to renew your licence online. A driver licence renewal notice will be sent to you approximately 6 weeks before your driver licence expires. This notice will explain if and how you can renew your driver licence online.
You cannot renew your licence online if:
- you hold a laminated driver licence
- your licence is suspended or cancelled
- you are disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver licence in another state or country
- you need a medical certificate and do not have a current certificate lodged with us. You must report a permanent or long-term medical condition to us as soon as it develops
- you are a learner, P1 or P2 licence holder.
Where do I find my card number?
If you renew online, you will be asked to enter your card number, the card number is printed on the reverse side of the card, in the bottom right hand corner.
Note: You cannot renew your licence online if you hold a laminated driver licence.
How else can I renew my licence?
You can renew your Queensland driver licence in person by:
Note: You will need to show further evidence of identity if you have changed your name since your last driver licence was granted.
Can I renew my licence if I am interstate or overseas?
If you are temporarily interstate or overseas, you may be able to renew your licence by completing the driver licence renewal kit . Find out how to renew your licence if you are interstate or overseas.
If you are no longer a resident of Queensland, you need to contact the driver licensing authority in the state, territory or country where you now live to get a driver licence.