Overseas Licence Changeovers
The following is an extract from the VicRoads website. For further information click on the hyperlink at the bottom of this page.
The requirement to change your overseas driver licence to a Victorian driver licence depends on whether your stay in Victoria is temporary or permanent. If you are in Victoria on a temporary visa, you can drive on your overseas driver licence for as long as it is current providing it is in English or accompanied by an English translation or International Driving Permit. There is no requirement to get a Victorian driver licence.
If you have entered Victoria on a permanent visa issued under the Migration Act 1958, you may drive on your overseas driver licence for:
- six months from the date you first entered Australia if the permanent visa was issued before you entered Australia; or,
- six months from the date when the permanent visa was issued to you if the permanent visa was issued to you whilst in Australia.
If you want to continue driving in Victoria after this time you must change your overseas licence to a Victorian driver licence.
New Zealand residents who hold a current licence are treated as interstate drivers.
For details on the cost of Driving Lessons and Driving Tests please go to the HOME page and click on the appropriate pages
Please note that in certain circumstances Interpreters are available. They must be NAATI approved and will be arranged by Vicroads
For further information click on the following links:
Overseas Drivers Licences
Using an Interpreter or Translator