Driver testing, licence renewals and COVID-19

Over the past few days I have had some questions in relation to COVID-19 and the testing of drivers, as well as licence renewals.

Today the Minister of Customer Service Victor Dominello MP has released the latest information, which is as follows:


In response to the latest health advice and risks associated with COVID-19, driver testing across NSW has been postponed for a minimum period of 2 months. This change comes into effect immediately, and applies to all practical driver assessments conducted by Service NSW.

Note: This does not apply to assessments conducted via the Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment Program or any other assessment provider outside of Service NSW.
Aged driving assessments will be deferred for a minimum period of 3 months.

Holders of a current overseas licence who have become permanent residents now have 6 months to convert to a NSW licence.


Customers trying to renew their licence online, who need an eyesight test, can contact Transport for NSW (TfNSW) on 6604 9301 to have the requirement removed, and enable the transaction to continue.

Eligible customers who are subject to a medical review may be able to have an extension granted to allow them to have the medical assessment performed by a GP and the medical submitted at a later date. These customers should also contact TfNSW on 6604 9301

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