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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Goodbye wallet, hello digital licence

ALMOST 100,000 people can leave their wallets at home this weekend following the launch of the Queensland Government’s new digital licence.

After rigorous privacy and information security testing, a controlled rollout and a little speed bump, Queensland’s new digital licence is nearing 100 000 downloads.

Queensland’s digital licence is the only digital licence in Australia that is aligned to international standards for mobile driver licences.

Enhanced security features mean you only share what you need to share, helping protect your personal information, and giving you control over who you share it with, and when.

Businesses and organisations can download a standalone Digital Licence Verifier app, which will let them scan the Digital Licence apps of their customers and be confident that their customers have provided their genuine information.

Your private information is safe and secure within the app. It is encrypted on your device, and can only be accessed within the app by using a PIN which you set when you install the app. 

The app was developed by Queenslanders, for Queenslanders, in partnership with Thales, a defence grade security company, as well as local Queensland companies Code Heroes and Aliva.

Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said he is excitef for all Queenslanders to be able to download and use the app.

“Nothing is more important than the safety and security of your private information, which is why we put the app through rigorous privacy and information security testing, including two pilot tests in Townsville and on the Fraser Coast, to ensure your identity is always protected,” he said.

“We worked with our counterparts in other Australian states that have digital licences to ensure we learnt from the way they developed and released their apps.

“Queensland’s Digital Licence app will set the standard for mobile driver licence apps across Australia and the world, and is yet another way that Queensland continues to be an innovative pioneer in the digital space.”

To get your digital licence, search for ‘Queensland Digital Licence’ in your iOS or Android app store, download the app, create your Queensland Digital Identity (QDI), and you are underway.

Keep up with the latest news in Cairns and the Far North, and check out some of our top stories this week: Grants to empower seven local community groups and Cairns to host FNQ Regional Community Forum.

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