Drivers getting a new licence will notice a new holographic overlay embedded with the State’s floral emblem, the Kangaroo Paw.
Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the upgrade was part of the State Government’s commitment to secure a driver’s identity and maintain international best-practice.
“Licence cards will now be printed with a new holographic overlay to make forgery, fraudulent activity and identity crime even more difficult,” Mr Nalder said
While the changes to the overlay are quite subtle, they would make a big impact.
All licence, identification and WA Photo ID cards provided by the Department of Transport now have:
specialised background printing methods
sophisticated graphic design elements, including guilloche patterns
deep laser printing of personalised information
cardholder’s date of birth laser engraved at base of photo
a unique serial number on each licence card
There are also covert security features included on the cards that have been withheld to protect their integrity.