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 Task Force Projects
|Project Number||Project Name||Program||Sub-program||Status|
|SRL6140||National heavy vehicle driver competency framework stage 2 implementation guidance||Safety||Registration and Licensing Task Force||Active|
|SRL6134||Overseas driver licensing policy review||Safety||Registration and Licensing Task Force||Active|
|SRL6103||National interoperability protocol for digital licences and other digital products||Safety||Registration and Licensing Task Force||Active|
|SRL6102||Safety assurance system for automated vehicles - impacts on registration and licensing||Safety||Registration and Licensing Task Force||Active|
|SRL6046||Online survey report of registration and licensing practices||Safety||Registration and Licensing Task Force||Active|
|SRL6217||Heavy vehicle WOVR (coordination of pre-implementation development tasks)||Safety||Registration and Licensing Task Force||Active|
|SRL6218||A nationally consistent framework for motorised mobility devices||Safety||Registration and Licensing Task Force||Active|
The Registration and Licensing Task Force is part of the Austroads Safety Program.
Safety Program Manager: David Bobbermen
Safety Program Coordinator: Leonie Pattinson
Austroads | Level 9 | 287 Elizabeth Street | Sydney NSW 2000
P: +61 2 8265 3335