Service NSW now accepts Android Pay
You can now use your Android device to pay for driver licences and other services at Service NSW shopfronts.
The list of things you can pay for with your smartphone has just expanded. Today, the New South Wales government has announced that NSW Android users can now use Android Pay to make payments at all Service NSW centres across the state. There are currently 95 Service NSW shopfronts in NSW and there are also plans to make Android Pay payments available on Service NSW's digital stores, website and app.
This means that you'll be able to renew your car registration, replace or renew your driver licence, apply for a birth certificate or request a NSW Seniors Card (to name a few things) without getting your wallet out. Instead, you'll just need to set up Android Pay on your device (if you haven't already) and hold your phone within 4cm of the contactless terminal to process a payment.
Android Pay launched in mid-July with more than 25 Australian banks (including the big four) and has already accumulated more partners than the Samsung Pay and Apple Pay equivalents. As well as Service NSW, you can use Android Pay anywhere contactless mobile payments are accepted, including Coles Supermarkets, 7-Eleven, McDonald's and more.
While the government is usually slow to jump on the latest tech trends, the NSW government says that this was a conscious attempt to make sure that their customer service can keep up the pace with what customers want.