A sample driver's licence without any details on gender or height.
"The internal document referred to in media reports this morning provides a high-level summary for front line staff", a government spokesperson said.
"TMR has received feedback that the collection of personal information (eye and hair colour, complexion, height) may be perceived as discriminatory by some members of the community", the document said.
According to an internal government document obtained by The Courier Mail, members of the LGBTIQ community also complained for the removed of the "discriminatory" information.
The change also removed height off the physical licence, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) confirmed. However spokesperson for the Roads Minister, Mark Bailey explained that the reason for the change was the anti-discrimination laws and technology advancements that meant data was not required for identification.
"The changes to federal legislation and technological improvements were not identified as drivers of change in that document", the spokesman said.
It was confirmed by Bailey's office that the primary drivers for the move to scrap the information were amendments to the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act in 2013 and the improvement of biometric imaging and facial recognition technologies.
Many reasons for the change were reportedly not identified in the leaked TMR document.
"They should have been and we've asked that this additional information be included".
Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington said the change was "madness".
While new driver's licence applications still require Queensland drivers to nominate their gender when they apply for a licence, the details are no longer shown on the card.
The Transport and Main Roads department quietly stopped recording people's gender and height for all new and renewed licences in October 2016. She told the Courier Mail that it is offensive to taxpayers that their money has been "wasted on this rubbish".