The New South Wales Government has added trade licences to the digital wallet within the Service NSW app, reducing the amount of plastic licence cards tradies need to carry.
Better Regulation and Innovation Minister Kevin Anderson said that under the next stage of the State’s digital transformation, the NSW Government will digitise the licence card for more than 30 Home Building and SafeWork licence categories.
“Currently tradies are required to carry anywhere up to 15 plastic licence cards with them on the job. It’s an outdated system that is costing tradies time and money,” Anderson said.
“Under these changes tradies will finally be able to say goodbye to the plastic licences clogging up their wallets and have quick and easy access to all the work licences they need on their smart phones.”
The White Card, which permits the holder to undertake construction work in NSW, is the first card to go digital. It will be followed by a range of other categories including home building industry contractors, supervisors and tradesmen, and high-risk work licences.
Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello said the reforms build on the success of the digital driver licence, which has been downloaded by more than 2.54 million motorists since its launch in October 2019.
“There are close to 1.5 million site managers, surveyors and tradies who hold a White Card in NSW and whose lives will be made easier by this reform,” Dominello said.
“We know people love the convenience of a digital licence and this is another example of NSW leading the nation on digital transformation.”
To display a digital White Card, customers will need to download the Service NSW app and a MyServiceNSW account.