Australia’s rapid shift to digital identification and licenses


Australia is helping to lead an increasing transition to the digital era, with some states already offering the option of holding a digital driver’s license, and programs like Digital iD, GovPass and facial recognition systems beginning to take shape on a national level.

As technology and policy towards biometric innovations continues to advance across the world, the inevitability is now clear: Digital identity and instant identification will soon become the new standard, and it is fast approaching.


South Australia became Australia’s first state to offer the option of holding a digital driver’s license in October, following successful trials of digital Proof of Age cards, boat licences, land agent and land sale registrations, and vehicle registrations across the country.

The federal government is currently trialing technology to simplify how people identify themselves when using its services online after pouring $92 million into the scheme in May’s budget.

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