Key info

  • You can request information about anyone's licence or registration.
  • You can also request information about a motor vehicle accident.
  • You must lodge an application form (PDF, 340KB) at a service centre with supporting documentation.
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    About applying for the release of licence and registrations details

    You can request information about:

    • a motor vehicle accident
    • driver licence history
    • vehicle registration
    • details of another person's record.

    If you would like to know if a vehicle has money owing on it, you can search the Personal Properties Securities Register. There is a fee for this service.

    How to apply

    What you need to apply

    For motor vehicle accident information, you must provide:

    • a completed application form (PDF, 340KB)
    • a copy of the police report or letter from the insurance company
    • your current Tasmanian licence or proof of identity documents
    • payment.

    For driver licence history information, you must provide:

    • a completed application form (PDF, 340KB)
    • your current Tasmanian licence or proof of identity documents
    • payment.

    For vehicle registration information, you must provide:

    • a completed application form (PDF, 340KB)
    • the vehicle registration number
    • your current Tasmanian licence or proof of identity documents
    • payment.

    For details of another person's record, you must provide:

    • a completed application form (PDF, 340KB)
    • their vehicle registration number or driver licence number
    • an authority letter and proof of identity documents of the record holder
    • your current Tasmanian licence or proof of identity documents
    • payment.

    Can I apply?

    You can apply if you:

    • are the registered owner or driver licence holder, or
    • have an authority letter giving you permission to request information.

    Proving your identity

    To prove your identity you must show at least:

    • One category A document and 2 category B documents, or
    • Two category A documents and one category B document.

    These documents must:

    • show your current Tasmanian address
    • be the originals (not photocopies or certified copies)
    • be in English or provided with an English translation from an accredited translator.

    • Australian birth certificate (not an extract or commemorative certificate)
    • Australian citizenship papers
    • Australian passport (can be expired up to 2 years)
    • Overseas passport or visa (can be expired up to 2 years if accompanied by a current Australian visa)
    • Australian photo driver licence (can be expired up to 2 years)
    • Australian firearms licence
    • Tasmanian Government personal information card (showing your full name)
    • Department of Home Affairs travel documents or Australian Government issued Immicard
    • Department of Home Affairs certificate of evidence of resident status.

    • Medicare card
    • Bank or credit card, with signature
    • Student identity card with photo, issued by an Australian educational institution
    • Department of Veterans' Affairs or Centrelink - pensioner concession or other current entitlement card issued by the Australian Government
    • Births, Deaths and Marriages change of name/marriage certificate (not a church or celebrant document) or deed poll
    • High risk work licence issued by WorkSafe Tasmania
    • Government issued working with vulnerable people or children card.

    If you have changed your address or name

    If your name or address is incorrect on your licence or any documents you use to prove your identity, you must show proof of:

    • your address, and/or
    • change of name documents.

    To show proof of change of address you must provide one of the following documents:

    • financial institution statement
    • lease or rent agreement
    • council rate notice
    • utility account (electricity, water, sewerage, telephone, gas)
    • land tax valuation notice
    • Australian Taxation Office assessment (current or last financial year)
    • certificate of title.

    To show proof of change of name you must provide one of the following documents:

    • adoption paper issued by court
    • divorce paper issued by court, showing your original name
    • change of name registration issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages or deed poll
    • guardianship order
    • marriage certificate issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages (not a church or celebrant issued document).

    Body corporate (a company or an incorporated association)

    At least one of the documents from the section below must be provided. Additional documents may also be required to prove the current:

    • residential address
    • garage address
    • change of name of the body corporate.

    • Certificate of registration with an Australian Company Number (ACN)
    • Certificate of registration of change of name with an ACN
    • Extract of company with ACN
    • Certificate of registration of foreign company with Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN)
    • Certificate of incorporation
    • Written authorisation on letterhead by the issuing authority, stating the Act under which it was established.

    • Certificate of registration of change of name with an ACN
    • Written authorisation on letterhead by the issuing authority, stating the Act under which established.

    If you cannot provide the required identity documents, please contact us on 1300 135 513.

    How much it costs

    It costs $17 to request the release of information. 

    Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

    Payment options

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    More Information

    • In most cases you can get the document immediately.
    • There are some circumstances where your request must be sent to Transport Services. This process can take up to 2 weeks.

    Please visit Transport Services for more information on applying for the release of licence and registration details.