Applying for a new card Do I have to change my laminate card to a new card straight away? No, you can wait until your current laminated card is due for renewal. However the new adult proof of age cards will be given to all new applicants. Do I need to pay for both a new driver licence and a heavy vehicle driver licence? The process for applying for a heavy vehicle driver licence has not changed.
You will only need to pay the one fee for the issue of the driver licence. You will only be issued with one licence. When you are issued your driver licence, the licence will show only the highest class or classes of vehicle that you are eligible to drive.
This means you are allowed to drive each type of vehicle listed for that licence code. However, motorcycle class RE or R will appear separately on the licence. If you apply for a class HR heavy rigid , HC heavy combination or MC multi-combination licence you will receive a magenta heavy vehicle driver licence.
If you only hold a class C car , LR light rigid , MR medium rigid , RE learner approved motorcycle or R unrestricted motorcycle licence you will receive a yellow gold licence. What happens if I am applying for a higher class of licence?
If you are applying for another class of licence and you hold a current driver licence, you will only need to pay the one fee for the practical driving test. The colour of the licence sent to you will depend on the class of licence applied for. For example, if you hold a class C licence and you wish to apply for a class HR licence, you will need to visit a driver licence issuing centre, complete the application form, pay the practical driving test fee and pass the test.
If you have not already passed the road rules test for the heavy vehicle class 10 questions , you will need to pay the road rules test fee and pass the test. You will not be required to pay an additional fee for the replacement of your existing driver licence card. The new card you receive will be valid for the remainder of your current driver licence period.
So, if you upgrade to a higher licence class your current licence expiry date will not change. Do I need to pay for a marine licence indicator card and a new driver licence? If you hold a valid driver licence and a marine licence, your marine licence will be indicated on the back of your new Queensland driver licence. If you are applying for a marine licence and you already hold a new driver licence, you will be issued a new driver licence with your marine licence indicator on the back.
Your existing driver licence expiry date will not change. All new marine licence applicants who do not hold a Queensland driver licence will be given a separate marine licence indicator card. For existing marine licence holders, moving to the new marine licence indicator card is optional. Existing marine licences, which are virtual, will still be valid.
Will there be concessional discounts available with the new licence? The department does not currently offer concession including pensioner discounts on licence products. How do interstate and overseas customers renew their licence? Queensland driver licence holders and industry authority holders who are temporarily living interstate or overseas will be able to renew their driver licence by completing a driver licence renewal kit.
Two current photographs must be sent in with the application and, if they meet the photographic guidelines, your photograph will be scanned and matched with other images before your application is approved. Once your application is approved, your card will be sent to you in the mail.