The DRIVES system


Audit background 

The Driver Vehicle System (DRIVES) is the central system for motor vehicle registration and driver licensing in NSW. It also includes photocards, mobility permits and records of driving infringements. DRIVES has been used for this regulatory purpose since the 1990’s and has increasing data processing needs and a widespread impact on many other stakeholders. DRIVES is used to enable critical service delivery functions in other parts of government.

Audit objective 

This audit will assess how effectively Transport for NSW manages DRIVES. The audit will examine the current management of DRIVES, as well as the planned transition to a modernised system.

Estimated tabling period 

Estimated early 2024

Agencies audited: 

Transport for NSW