How to identify your driver’s licence number and card number

This article details how a Rail Industry Worker can identify the licence number and card number on an Australian issued driver's licence to support ID check requirements on a new RIW card application.

The card number is a unique identifier which is updated each time a driver's licence is re-issued. By including the card number in the digital verification matching service, the RIW Program can validate that the document being presented is the most recently issued document. 

If you are unable to discern your licence or card number, please contact the relevant state or terrirtory authority.

This instruction applies to the following user roles:

  • Rail Industry Workers

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NOTE: The position of you card number depends on when your licence was issued. If you have trouble reading your card number, we suggest using your phone to zoom in on the text, as it can be difficult to read.


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