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Provisional Licence From UK

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    Guest hobbsy555

    Hi all, this is my first thread as a new member. will be moving out in july as long as house sells!!

     

    I have a 17 year old son who has decided to learn to drive in Oz rather than the UK. He has recently aske if getting his provisional licence here would make it easier once in Adelaide. Also if its worth doing the theory side of things here.

     

    I know its a different system there but are not sure what it involves.

     

    Any help would be appreciated.

     

    Many thanks, Bruce.:cool:

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    Guest Adelaide_bound

    From our research if he is just going to learn over there, there is no point in doing anything this side, other than allowing him to get some practise in before he goes - provisional and theory here apparently don't count for anything in Oz, only the full driver's license. Its a MUCH longer slog to get your license over there imho, and you have to go through a few different stages of plates before you get full license - hubby has just passed his test here, was under great pressure to do so due to the way licensing works over there.

     

    Not sure about costs over there - I know there is a set amount of hours you have to do, but you can log these with a family member I believe and then sit the test, or log them with an instructor and not have to sit a test or something . Over here it cost us about £800 for all the lessons, test, license fees needed to get him up to pass standard (first time :) hurrah!) and he's got a few lessons in hand to do some motorway driving or something (but we might just get a refund on those, as don't know if we will have time to do them lol).

     

    Some links for him here:

     

    http://www.raa.com.au/page.aspx?TerID=192

    http://www.sa.gov.au/subject/transport,+travel+and+motoring/motoring/drivers+and+licences

    http://www.sa.gov.au/subject/Transport%2C+travel+and+motoring/Motoring/New+and+young+drivers/Driving+in+South+Australia/Getting+a+driver%27s+licence

     

    HTH a bit :)

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    Guest hobbsy555

    Thanks for the info. Thats given him something to think about.:cool:

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