GETTING AN AUSTRALIAN DRIVER’S LICENCE AND BUYING A CAR
If you have an overseas driver’s licence, you’ll need to obtain an Australian State driver’s licence within 3 months of arriving in Australia if you want to continue driving here. If you’re a temporary visa holder, you’ll be able to drive on your overseas licence for 12 months.
Depending on which country your current licence is from, you may be able to get your local Australian licence without having to sit a test. However, if your licence is from a non-recognised country, you may have to sit a theory and/or driving test.
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An Australian driver’s licence also provides one of the most commonly accepted forms of photo identification. This is useful when you need to open an Australian bank account.