Was renewing my NSW licence and I was prepared to pay full price when the attendant told me I was eligible for 50% off! Sweet! Saved $162 for a 10 year licence.
Fair go for safe drivers - discounted licence renewal
If you have a good driving record, you may be eligible for a 50% discount on your licence renewal fee. You must renew your licence within six months of the expiry date. If you renew more than six months after expiry, you must pay the full renewal fee. If you’re eligible, the discount applies whether you renew your unrestricted licence for one, three, five (or ten years for eligible customers aged 21 to 44 years).
To qualify, at the time of renewal you must:
- Hold an unrestricted NSW licence of any class which expires on or after 1 July 2012. Interstate and overseas licences are not counted. Learner and provisional P1 and P2 licences are also not counted
- Have held the NSW licence continuously for five years. This means you must have less than six months total break (eg if your licence was expired, suspended, cancelled or refused for any reason, except on medical grounds)
( Have no relevant offences recorded on your NSW licence in the five years leading up to the date you renew your licence. Interstate and overseas driving records are not counted. Relevant offences include:
** Any offence which attracts demerit points
** A conviction for a major offence, such as drink or drug driving
** Any unlicensed driving offence.
Some offences are recorded on your traffic record, but won't be counted when determining eligibility for the discount. These include offences dealt with by way of a caution issued by the State Debt Recovery Office, or any offence which was dismissed without conviction under Section 10 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999.
Important: Offences dealt with under Section 10 before 31 January 2011 are counted as relevant offences, because they attracted demerit points at the time.
If you’re appealing an offence when you renew your licence, the discount does not apply. However if your appeal is successful, you may be eligible for a refund of 50% of the renewal fee you paid.