Driver's licence

Replace a driver's licence

If your driver's licence, provisional licence or learner's permit is damaged, lost or stolen, you need to apply for a replacement.

The replacement is valid for the period remaining on your original licence. For example, if you had a 10-year licence that was issued three years ago, your replacement licence will be valid for seven years.

Licence photographs are generally valid for 10 years. If your photograph is nearing its expiry date, you may need to get a new one before your licence can be replaced.

How to apply


If you know your licence number, you can apply for a replacement licence online. Payment can be made using a Visa or MasterCard.

The replacement licence will be mailed to you within two to three weeks.

If you need a new photograph, you won't be able to apply online and you need to go to Service SA customer service centre to apply in person. You also need to apply in person if your address has changed since the original licence was issued.

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In person

Go to a Service SA customer service centre with:

If you need a new photograph, Service SA staff can take one on the spot.

The replacement licence will be mailed to you within two to three weeks.

Replacing a licence while interstate or overseas

If you're interstate or overseas and can't apply online for a replacement, you'll need to request a licence photo kit by writing to:

Photo Licence Clerk
Licence Services
GPO Box 1533
Adelaide SA 5001

Fax - 8226 7556 (from overseas + 61 8 8226 7556)
Email -

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