Renewal or replacement of driver's licences for NSW licensees temporarily interstate or overseas
Roads and Maritime Services (replacing Roads and Traffic Authority) provides a photo-kit form to enable licensees who are unable to attend a motor registry, because they are temporarily interstate or overseas, to renew or replace their licences by post.
Under the National Driver Licensing Scheme, people who are residing continuously for 3 months or more in another State or Territory in Australia should convert their NSW photo driver licence to an interstate photo driver licence under the national no-fee transfer system. People who have taken up residence in an overseas country should obtain a driver licence in that country. For information about renewing your photo driver licence when you return from interstate or overseas, see Renewal Periods.
Photo-kits are not processed for customers whose licences have expired for 5 years or more or are subject to current law enforcement action, such as fine default licence cancellation and demerit points action.
Photo-kits are not processed for customers who have not provided sufficient proof of identity and only have interim paper driver licences. They must attend a motor registry and provide proof of their identity to renew or replace their photo driver licence.
Note: There is a limit of one photo-kit licence renewal for all NSW licensees. This means that if you choose to renew your licence for one, three or five years through a photo-kit application, for your next licence renewal you will be required to return to NSW.
Photo-kits forms can either be downloaded in PDF form or can be obtained from the Roads and Maritime Services (replacing Roads and Traffic Authority) Photo Licence Kit unit on telephone number +61 2 6861 1663 if the licensee is overseas, or if interstate telephone 1800 624 384 then press 0. Photo-kits can also be obtained by email.