Do Gold Coast teens need a proof-of-age card?

Gold Coast teenagers as young as 15 could soon be able to get a proof-of-age card under new proposed laws introduced Queensland Parliament yesterday in an attempt to make the state’s transport laws more “contemporary”.

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad, who introduced the Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (TLAB) to parliament yesterday said: “The move to give young people between 15 and 17 proof-of-age cards recognises the changing needs of millennials, particularly in being able to access bank accounts and phone contracts.”

The law change also proposes reduce red tape for all Queenslanders who use Transport and Main Roads centres by removing the need for customers to fill in lengthy applications forms for a services such as license and registration renewal.


The Deputy Premier described the proposed updates as a “contemporary way of conducting business” that saves time for both the general public and customer service staff at Transport and Main Roads centres.

The Bill will be debated later this year.