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Hubby and I will be permanent residents in Adelaide from January and I understand that we have to get our Australian licences sorted within 90 days but can't find a cost.  Is it just the straight $43 fee for getting a new licence please?

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post....wasn't sure where to put this question.


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I can't remember if you have to do something different the first time you get one (been here for almost 10 years now).

I'm sure you have seen the website: https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/driving-and-transport/motoring-fees/driver-s-licence-and-permit-fees

It looks like that's for the year and then there is the admin charge so probably better getting longer then 1 year.

There is an enquiry button on the site, maybe send an email to them, I'm sure they will be happy to confirm.



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Depends how long you take it out for. 

I think when we first arrived hubby renewed his for 5 years and I did 3. 

I now have a really long one to save me keep having to renew it every couple of years. 

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You need to go into an office in person and have your photo taken and pay etc. They issue you with a temp paper licence and send out the card in the post. 

Website says the following, so $60 I'd expect for a year long one. You can get up to 10 years and the costs increases obviously. 

Driver's licence issue or renewal per year plus an administration fee of $17.00 (1 to 10 year licences available) $43


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