Surrender or downgrade a driver's licence

If you no longer wish to drive or are no longer fit to drive, you can surrender your licence. You can also downgrade a licence by removing a class that you no longer need.


Complete an application for surrender of licence (72.8 KB PDF) and lodge with Service SA,

In person

Take the form to a Service SA customer service centre.


Post the completed application and your photo licence to:

Service SA
GPO Box 1533
Adelaide SA 5001


When you no longer require a class of licence other than car, you can downgrade your licence by having any additional classes removed. Take your licence to a Service SA customer service centre and a replacement will be issued at no cost.

If you're 70 or older and have been asked to submit a certificate of fitness because you hold a class of licence other than car (eg motorcycle or heavy vehicle), you may decide to remove those additional classes. When you do so, you will only be required to submit the certificate of fitness if you already have a medical condition recorded on your licence.

Contact Service SA


Only send general enquiries online. Service SA will respond within three working days.

If the matter is urgent or is specifically about your current licence or registration, phone or visit a customer service centre instead.

Enquire now


Call Service SA between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays:

In person

Service SA Customer Service Centre locations and opening hours.

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