The South Australian Government plans to launch digital driver’s licences across the State from October.

Road Safety Minister Chris Picton said digital learners licences and provisional, full or heavy vehicle licences would be made available to motorists through the mySA Gov app from next month.

The statewide rollout will see motorists able to use the licence for police checks and to verify their age for entry to pubs and clubs. However, they will be encouraged to retain their physical licences as well.

It follows a four-month phase-in of digital licences for proof-of-age cards, boat licences, and vehicle registrations.

Digital licences for motor vehicle instructors and driver accreditation for taxi, bus and chauffeur drivers will also be available, to be followed later in the year by occupation licences for builders, plumbers, gas fitters, electricians and security and investigation agents.