Australian Driving Licence Photo

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AU driving photo - size & requirements

Australian Driving Licence Photo
Width: 35 mm
Height: 45 mm
600 dpi
Image definition parameters
  • Head height: 35 mm
  • Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 3 mm
Is it suitable for online submission?
Is it printable?
Background Color

How to make a photo?

Body-camera distance
Body-camera distance
Posture: Straight ahead
Posture: Straight ahead
Posture: Straight ahead
Even lighting on both sides of the face
Even lighting on both sides of the face
Even lighting on both sides of the face

Requirements for Australian queensland driving licence

In Australia requirements for driver’s licence can differ between states. Queensland is one of the six states of Australia, located in the north-eastern part of the country. Driving licence photo have mostly similar requirements around the world, however, when it comes to size, then requirements can be different.

Queensland driving licence photo - requirements and size

In Queensland you are required to provide two identical colour photos that meet particular requirements. The photographs must:

  • Have the size or dimensions between 35mm wide x 45mm long
  • Have passport quality. No automatic machine photographs (e.g from photo booth) are acceptable
  • Be taken within last 6 months old
  • Be signed by an approved witness on the back of the photos. In addition one photo must be endorsed on the back with the sentence: “I certify this is a true photograph of (the applicant) in my presence”
  • Photo resolution should be 600dpi preferably or higher

You have to be careful because in case your photographs do not meet requirements your application will be refused.

Driving licence photo requirements

Apart from specific requirements around the states, there are some universal guidelines for the driving licence photos.:

The general rules for driving licence photo are basically known. You are supposed to have a neutral facial expression and mouth closed, look directly at the camera and make sure your face is visible with no hair across your eyes and chicks, because both edges of your face have to be clear. You cannot have glasses or sunglasses even if normally you would wear them for driving. There are some exceptions when it comes to some health problems. If it is medically approved, glasses may be accepted. Moreover, your head coverings can’t include hats etc., except for religious reasons. In that situation both edges of your face must be clearly shown and facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead.

What is the minimum driving age in Australia?

The minimum age required to obtain driving licence varies between states and territories. You're able to drive only with the supervision of a fully licensed driver when you finished 15 years and 9 months in the Australian Capital Territory. From 16 years in the other states and the Northern Territory of Australia. However, the minimum age to drive without being supervised is 16 years and 6 months in the Northern Territory, 18 years in Victoria and 17 years in all other states and the ACT.

About the document

Driving licence photo size and requirements

The driver’s licence is an official title that allows Australians to drive various types of vehicles on public roads. If you are from abroad, the law in Australia varies from state to state. Some administrative units require an international driving license along with a valid driving license issued in the driver's country of origin. Unlike other states, they will respect a driving license issued in another country, but only if they have a copy translated into English. However, in most Australian states (except Northern Territory) you can legally drive a car with only a foreign driving license as long as it is valid. However, you can only drive these vehicles under the conditions that your driving license permits you to drive them in your country of origin.

The driver's licence, among other data, also includes the driving licence photo which must follow the established standards. In Australia depending on the states, requirements for driving licence photo can differ. The driving licence photo has to meet certain requirements - which can be found at the bottom of this page.

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