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Converting your international drivers licence to an Australian licence

International driver’s licence holders are generally able to drive on Australian roads for a period of time. Your visa or residency status will determine how long you can use your international driver’s licence for and whether or not you need to apply to convert your international driver’s licence to an Australian driver’s licence. The rules and conversion processes are different in each state of Australia.

Please select your state from the tabs below to learn more about the rules and conversion steps.

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How do I get started?

The process for converting your licence is easy and only takes a few steps.

Converting your international drivers licence to a NSW licence

If you’ve just become an Australian resident or permanent visa holder, under the Commonwealth Migration Act 1958 you are no longer considered to be a visitor. You may continue to use a current overseas or international drivers licence for 3 months, however during this time you should convert your overseas licence to an Australian licence. If you allow either your overseas licence or the three month period to lapse, you will be required to progress through the Australian graduated licensing scheme as it applies to NSW in its entirety.


1
 Have your documents and ID ready

  • Your overseas licence (and a translation if not in English)
  • Your proof of Australian permanent residency in NSW
  • Two pieces of documentation to prove your identity as required by the NSW Government

2
 Pass an eyesight test

All drivers must meet eyesight standards for driving, and even if you have previous experience driving overseas you will be required to undergo an eyesight test to prove that you meet the Australian standards.

3
 Complete a medical test (if required)

If you have a medical condition that may impact your ability to drive, then you may be required to complete a medical test to assess your fitness to drive.

4
 Pass a driver knowledge test

You may be required to pass a Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) as part of the process. If you do not convert your licence within three months, or if you allow your overseas drivers licence to lapse, then you will be required to undertake this test as part of gaining your Australian learners permit. We have a resource available for you to practice the test for free.

5
 Pass a driving test

You may be required to pass a driving test as part of the process. If you do not convert your licence within three months, or if you allow your overseas drivers licence to lapse, then you will be required to undertake this test as part of gaining your Australian P1 provisional licence. Driving test packages available.

6
 Pay the relevant licence fees

As part of the conversion process you will be required to pay relevant administrative fees each time you take a test or submit an application.

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How do I get started?

The process for converting your licence is easy and only takes a few steps.

Converting your international drivers licence to a Victorian licence

If you’ve just become an Australian resident or permanent visa holder, under the Commonwealth Migration Act 1958 you are no longer considered to be a visitor. You may continue to use a current overseas drivers licence for 6 months from the date your permanent visa was issued (or the date you arrived in Australia if your visa was issued prior to arrival), however during this time you should convert your overseas licence to an Australian licence.


1
 Have your documents and ID ready

  • Your overseas licence (and a translation if not in English)
  • Your proof of Australian permanent residency in Victoria
  • Two pieces of documentation to prove your identity as required by the Victorian Government

2
 Pass an eyesight test

All drivers must meet eyesight standards for driving, and even if you have previous experience driving overseas you will be required to undergo an eyesight test to prove that you meet the Australian standards.

3
 Complete a medical test (if required)

If you have a medical condition that may impact your ability to drive, then you may be required to complete a medical test to assess your fitness to drive.

4
 Pass a learner permit knowledge test

You may be required to pass a Learner Permit Knowledge Test as part of the process. If you do not convert your licence within six months, or if you allow your overseas drivers licence to lapse, then you will be required to undertake this test as part of gaining your Australian learners permit. We have a resource available for you to practice the test for free.

5
 Pass a hazard perception test

You may be required to pass a driving test as part of the process. If you do not convert your licence within six months, or if you allow your overseas drivers licence to lapse, then you will be required to undertake this test as part of gaining your Australian P1 provisional licence.

6
 Pass a driving test

You may be required to pass a driving test as part of the process. If you do not convert your licence within six months, or if you allow your overseas drivers licence to lapse, then you will be required to undertake this test as part of gaining your Australian P1 provisional licence. Driving test packages available.

7
 Pay the relevant licence fees

As part of the conversion process you will be required to pay relevant administrative fees each time you take a test or submit an application.

For further information, please contact your local licensing authority or visit the following links:

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