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Registration & Licensing Task Force & Projects
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Registration & Licensing Task Force and Projects

Registration and Licensing Task Force

The representatives on the Registration and Licensing Task Force consider licensing practices across Australia. They share common goals:

  • to develop and promote national policies and procedures
  • to harmonise driver licensing schemes, and
  • ensure the seamless transfer of driver licences across jurisdictional borders.

The Task Force facilitates collaboration between jurisdictions to ensure best practice is consistently implemented.

While a driver’s licence is not intended to be an identity document it is widely recognised and used in the community for this purpose. The Registration and Licensing Task Force works to ensure the security and integrity of the driver licence card is upheld through improving business innovations such as the Document Verification Service, national best practice customer enrolment frameworks and biometric identifiers such as facial recognition.

The Registration and Licensing Task Force coordinates a research program that is working towards:

  • improved integration and efficient utilisation of data through NEVDIS,
  • increased consistency and efficiency in registration and licensing across jurisdictions,
  • enhanced security of Australian driver licences and vehicle identification,
  • improved online and digital registration and licensing service delivery to enable more convenient and accessible services,
  • vehicle registration schemes which encourage use of safe and efficient vehicles,
  • improved access to driver licences for indigenous Australians, and
  • improved management of higher risk drivers.

Registration and Licensing Projects

The research program runs from 2016-20, in line with the Austroads Strategic Plan and Operational Plan. The current registration and licensing projects are:

SRL6042 Improving Driver Licensing Programs for Indigenous Road Users and Transitioning Learnings to Other User Groups
SRL6046 Online Survey Report of Registration and Licensing Practices
SRL6083 Development of Damage Assessment Criteria for a National Written Off Heavy Vehicle Register
RS1854 Better Management of End-of-Life Vehicles
RS1911 Car and Motorcycle Hazard Perception Test - Phase 2
SRL2076 Opportunities for Driver Licence Harmonisation

Program Contacts

The Registration and Licensing Task Force is part of the Austroads Safety Program.

Safety Program Manager: David Bobbermen
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Safety Program Coordinator: Leonie Pattinson
Austroads | Level 9 | 287 Elizabeth Street | Sydney NSW 2000
P: +61 2 8265 3335
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National Office

Phone: +61 2 8265 3300

Level 9, 287 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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