Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania



2 April 2020

Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

Easier driver’s licence renewals

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the need to minimise person-to-person contact, we have introduced remote driver’s licence renewals.

This means Tasmanians do not have to attend a Service Tasmania shopfront in person.

For those whose driver’s licences are due for renewal between April 1 and September 30, 2020, this can now be done from home using BPAY through Service Tasmania on 1300 13 55 13 or by email to tes@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

During this period, new licences will feature the existing licence photograph used on the driver’s old licence.

Tasmanians over 65 whose licences are due to be renewed before September 30, 2020 will have their licences automatically renewed for free. This is an additional safety measure for this higher risk age group.

Licences will be posted to the driver’s recorded home address by Department of State Growth. If you have changed your address recently, please contact Service Tasmania to update you contact details.

For those Tasmanians who currently require a medical test to renew their licence, this will be deferred for the present time, unless it is for a potentially dangerous condition that requires ongoing monitoring to ensure fitness to drive.

This removes the need for these drivers to visit a doctor’s surgery when not completely necessary.

For each of these changes, all risk has been assessed as low and any potential higher risk individual cases will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you are in the process of re-entering the driving licensing system, please contact the Department of State Growth on tes@stategrowth.tas.gov.au to be assigned a case manager to support you.

Our number one priority is the health and safety of Tasmanians and these measures are designed to help minimise the spread of COVID-19 in our state.



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