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Documents with temporary extensions

Because of the Delta 2021 COVID-19 lockdown, temporary extensions were granted for several land transport documents that had or were due to expire. The extensions were in place to allow people to continue driving and using their vehicles legally while alert level restrictions prevented them from renewing the documents.

Extended periods of lockdown in some areas prevented licensing agents from opening until level 3.2. This means many people were unable to renew driving licensing documents before the end of the initial Delta extension on 30 November 2021.

To allow people time to renew their driver licenses and driver endorsements, the temporary extension for these documents is extended a further six months until 31 May 2022. This excludes extensions for overseas licenses which ended on 31 March 2022. 

To ensure road safety remains a priority, temporary extensions for Warrants of Fitness, Certificates of Fitness and other vehicle certifications ended on 30 November 2021. Extensions for vehicle licensing (rego) also ended on 30 November 2021.      

More details are available below, including driver licences that are not extended.

Driver licences

Eligibility: Driver licences that expire during the period of 21 July 2021 to 31 May 2022.

Renewal date: You must have your driver licence renewed by 11.59pm, 31 May 2022.

You are encouraged to visit a licensing agent as soon as you can. Remember to bring all necessary and valid documents with you and please be patient as licensing agents are experiencing longer wait times.

Licences with the following status are not extended and people are encouraged to visit a licensing agent now if required:

  • Disqualified
  • Suspended
  • Reinstate
  • Reinstate with requalification
  • Requalify
  • Limited licence
  • Zero alcohol.

Driver endorsements

Eligibility: Driver endorsements that expire during the period of 21 July 2021 to 31 May 2022.

Renewal date: You must have your driver endorsement renewed by 11.59pm, 31 May 2022.

You are encouraged to visit a licensing agent as soon as you can. Remember to bring all necessary and valid documents with you and please be patient as licensing agents are experiencing longer wait times.