The state that's rolling out digital driver's licences

NSW drivers will soon be able to ditch the plastic when digital licences will be rolled out across the state.

The announcement comes after a successful trial was carried out in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, Albury and Dubbo areas earlier this year.

Any licensed NSW driver with a smartphone will be able to produce their phone to show their proof of license from August this year.

After a successful trial, the new digital licenses will be available to all NSW drivers from August. Source: AP

It won’t cost drivers a cent to switch to the digital version, but drivers travelling outside of NSW will still need to carry their plastic card.

The NSW digital version is currently not valid in other states or overseas.

NSW will also have other digital versions available including Boat Driving Licence, Vessel Registration, Recreational Fishing Fee, Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Competency Card. Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) Competency Card and Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance.

NSW drivers will no longer have to search through their wallet to find their licence, they can just carry the digital version on a smartphone. Source: Getty

Drivers who are not as confident with smartphone technology will still be able to use the plastic card licence.

To join the digital trend, drivers will need to download the latest version of the Service NSW app and then add the licence to your MyServiceNSW Account.

The digital licence will also allow drivers to view, show and renew that license through the app.

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