Release of information
Applications for release of information can only be made if you:
- are requesting your own information
- have been authorised by the licence holder to obtain their information
- have a proven legal authority to obtain the information.
What information can I apply for?
You may apply for:
- your driver licence, industry authority, marine licence indicator or adult proof of age card information
- your traffic history
- your marine licence information
- a copy of a document that was given by you to the department.
How do I apply?
If you wish to apply for release of information, such as a copy of your licence or traffic history, you must complete a Release of Information Application (form F2121). You may lodge the form in person at a Department of Transport and Main Roads customer service centre or an authorised Queensland Government Agent Program office. A fee will apply.
How do I apply if I am currently interstate, overseas or in a remote area?
If you are requesting your own information from interstate, overseas or a remote area of Queensland you may lodge your release of information request by:
- completing the Release of Information Application (form F2121)
- providing certified copies† of the evidence of identity requirements detailed on the application form
- providing a cheque or money order in Australian Dollars for the current fee. Alternatively, the fee may be paid directly into your account, which is linked to your driver licence number, at a driver licensing issuing centre.
Note: If you choose to have someone pay the fee directly into your account, the fee must be paid prior to sending the completed application to the department.
- mailing all of the above to:
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Customer Service Support
GPO Box 2451
Brisbane Queensland 4001
Note: If the fee has been paid directly into your account, you may choose to fax your application, together with your certified evidence of identity documents, to 3066 7845.
†Your evidence of identity documents must be certified by an approved witness and contain the words 'I have sighted the original document and certify this to be a true copy of the original'. An approved witness (or local equivalent) may be a:
- police officer
- consular or ambassadorial officer
- solicitor, barrister or judge
- Justice of the Peace or a Commissioner for Declarations
- Notary Public or a person authorised by law to witness and sign declarations.
The witness must sign and print their full name, position title/designation and contact details (including office stamp).
Note: You may have to pay a fee to have the documents witnessed. All documents are to be witnessed in English or have an English translation.
How do I authorise another person to obtain my driver record information?
The Release of Information Application (form F2121) provides an area for your written authorisation.
The person lodging the application form will need to provide evidence of identity requirements as detailed on the application form.
Note: You will be contacted by the department to confirm you have given your consent. If you cannot be contacted during business hours, your application will be refused.
Who has the legal authority to apply for release of my information?
Your written consent is not required, if the application for release of information is requested by:
- a person who has been appointed your power of attorney (a power of attorney is the legal power to make decisions on someone else’s behalf)
- a police officer applying for a release of driver licence information if they are performing a function associated with their role as a police officer
- a court, by court subpoena, to release driver licence information
- an interstate or federal authority which grants or issues driver licences under the law of the state or Commonwealth may apply for the release of driver licence information
- a person representing an authorised government agency may apply for a release of driver licence information—the person applying must show the legislation entitling the release of information.