According to the latest news from VicRoads:
“If you’re currently living in Victoria and driving with an overseas or interstate licence, you’ll have six months from 29 October 2019, to convert to a Victorian licence.”
“You can use your overseas licence for your first six months of living in Victoria (after that, you need to get a Victorian licence instead). ”
What does it mean for international or interstate license holders?
If you have been in Victoria State for more than 6 months, then you will have to convert your international or interstate license to Victorian driver’s License.
What is the process of converting the international or interstate license to Victorian driver’s License ?
Step 1: Check if you’re eligible
Here is the link to check your eligibility: https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/licences/renew-replace-or-update/new-to-victoria/overseas-drivers
Step 2: Check your overseas license is recognised:
Now, How do you check if your license is recognised by Vicroads ?
To understand this process: All you need to do is book an appointment with Vicroads for overseas or interstate license is verification.
Hint: Please hurry as there is lot of waiting lists.
Step 3: Once your license is verified, book your L’s
This is an important step for people who have stayed more than 6 months in Victoria and driving. Only after you pass your learner’s test, you will be given a learner’s permit to drive. It means you still need a supervised driver and an L board to drive your car.
Step 4: This is a very crucial step: You can book both driving lessons in Melbourne as well as prepare for the Hazard Perception Test:
Step 5: Once you pass your Hazard Perception Test, then book for your drive test at Vicroads.
Note: Even in drive test and till you pass your Vicroads drive test, you will have to drive on your L plate, with supervised Victorian licensed driver.
What are the countries being affected by this change:
India, Pakistan, CHINA, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh etc.
What do I do now, to gain further information on getting Victorian Drivers license?
Always, give a call to Vicroads in case of any doubts:
13 11 71, 8am–5.30pm Monday–Friday and 8.30am-12.30pm Saturday
+61 3 8391 3216 (international)
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