Is a UK licence valid in Australia?

Is a UK licence valid in Australia?

Road travel. You can drive in Australia using your UK driving licence as long as you remain a temporary overseas visitor; your UK licence is valid; you haven’t been disqualified from driving anywhere; and your licence is not suspended or cancelled, or your visiting driving privileges withdrawn.

Can I exchange my UK driving Licence for a Australian one?

It is easy for most British Driver Licence holders to effectively swap their Full UK licence for an Australian State licence, without any tests, but it must be done in the State that they are resident in, with a proof of address. Each Australian State issues their own Driver Licences.

What is the validity of UK driving Licence?

10 years
Though the photocard needs to be renewed every 10 years, in general driving licences are valid until you’re 70, after which it needs renewing every three years. If you only need to update your address or name, or you’re over 70 and you’re just renewing it, this is free.

Is my driver’s license valid in Australia?

Generally, you’re allowed to drive in Australia with an overseas drivers license if you’re a temporary visitor. If your license isn’t written in English, you’ll need to carry a formal English translation or an International Driving Permit. That rule doesn’t include New Zealanders.

Can a British driver’s license be used in Australia?

You can drive in Australia using your UK driving licence as long as your licence is valid and is not suspended, expired or cancelled. A learner’s permit, provisional or probationary licence is not accepted. Learn more about the different types of Driver’s Licences here.

How long does it take to get drivers license in Australia?

As soon as a non-Australian becomes resident in Australia, they need to get an Australian State drivers licence, within 3 months, if they wish to drive in Australia.

What to do if you lose your Australian driving license?

If your Australian licence is lost, you can still exchange it for a GB licence, but if you found your Australian licence, you would be expected to send it to the DVLA. If you exchanged your Australian licence for a GB licence, the Australian licence would be sent back to the issuing authority.

Can you drive from the UK to Australia?

If you have or are going to emigrate to Australia and you hold a UK driving license, you are allowed to drive on your existing UK license for the first 3 months that you are in Australia.   After this period you will have to get an Australian Driving License, which is very straight forward, but DOES … Continue reading “Driving License”