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Information on the National Driver Licensing Scheme policy.

National Driver Licensing Scheme policy

The National Driver Licensing Scheme (NDLS) policy principles provide the framework for a national driver licensing scheme throughout Australia. The scheme provides uniform arrangements for the post-novice licensing of drivers of motor vehicles, the renewal of licences, and their suspension and cancellation. 

Background

In 1997, Australia implemented the National Driver Licensing Scheme (NDLS).

The NDLS has been adopted by all states and territories and, as a result, facilitates the mutual recognition between Australian jurisdictions of driver licences when transferring between jurisdictions.

To find out more about the principles in your state or territory contact your relevant road transport agency.

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Last Updated: 2/2/2016