Guest cyprus2001

uk or austrailian driving licence

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    Guest cyprus2001

    Hi there just a quick question whilst sorting my paperwork and change of address etc , i was wondering my uk driving licence can i use this in austrailia im on a 457 temporary 4 year visa or do i need to go to post office and get an austrailian driving licence , can i get an austrailian driving licence if im only on temporary visa? and can i hold both still uk and austrailian.

     

    any advice would be greatly appreciated.

     

    kelly:smile:

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    Guest Mitchell

    Hiya Kelly

     

    Technically you van just use your UK one for the full four years. As soon as you get PR you have 3 months to get an SA one. however an SA one counts for a lot of points on the 100 point identity checks you do for things like renting houses. You just go into a Service SA branch fill in a form get your pic taken and pay and you're done. And yes you can hold both :)

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    Guest cbeeb

    when we came over 3 years ago on a temp visa you could legally drive on uk driving license(as you temp) we chose to get aussie ones as good for id etc but they do not take uk licence off you. Also they can change the rules ours converted with no need to sit written btest or driving test it can and does change. Check it out when you come over if straight conversion get an aussie one as do know people who had to resit tests. When you get here go to a service centre and ask, they are helpful.

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    Guest cyprus2001
    Hiya Kelly

     

    Technically you van just use your UK one for the full four years. As soon as you get PR you have 3 months to get an SA one. however an SA one counts for a lot of points on the 100 point identity checks you do for things like renting houses. You just go into a Service SA branch fill in a form get your pic taken and pay and you're done. And yes you can hold both :)

     

    that helps heaps thankyou :smile:

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    Guest cyprus2001

    thats great will looki into it on arrival thankyou :wink:

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    Guest jasongd

    Hi

     

    I went over on a years working holiday in 2002 and went and sat a test which lasted about 30mins and got an ozzie drivers licence.

     

    I think it cost $100 or so.

     

    Jason

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    Hiya, We are flying out on the 17th. Just realised my OHs UK photo card for driving licence needs renewing. Do they need to look at these part when applying for an SA licence? or do they only need the paper part. Wondering whether its worth renewing the photo card or not...

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    Guest loopylisa

    You dont need to sit another test. It is a straight out show them your license get SA one. Says so on the website

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    Guest jasongd

    Hi,

     

    Thats good you don't need to sit an exam, Its a few years since I done mine (2002) and it was in NSW.

     

    Jason

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    Guest cornish Busdriver

    Car and bike is a straight swop but the do not except psv or hgv

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    Guest mark&rachel
    Hiya, We are flying out on the 17th. Just realised my OHs UK photo card for driving licence needs renewing. Do they need to look at these part when applying for an SA licence? or do they only need the paper part. Wondering whether its worth renewing the photo card or not...

     

    Lauren

    Yes they do look at it. Apparently a few years ago they werent so clued up but now there is more poms here than aussies they know more. Maybe worth contacting Ezyreg here to see if they will have a certain amount of give on the time period though as its a bit tight otherwise and the DVLA dont do things fast do they. haha

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