Applying for an NSW licence as a temporary overseas visitor
If you’re a temporary overseas visitor (i.e. not an Australian citizen and not a permanent resident of
Australia), you can choose to apply for an NSW licence if you wish.
Driving in NSW, Australia on an overseas licence However, if you hold an overseas licence, you are allowed to drive the vehicles covered by your overseas licence in NSW, Australia indefinitely, as long as:
If you have a current Driver’s Licence from overseas which is held for less than 12 months, you will need to pass a knowledge test and the driving test to be qualified to get a Provisional P1 (Red
If you have a current Driver Licence from overseas which is held for more than 12 months but less than 3 years, you will need to pass a knowledge test and the driving test to be qualified to get a Provisional P2 (Green P) driver licence in NSW.
If you have a current Driver Licence from overseas which is held for more than 3 years, you will need to pass a knowledge test and the driving test to be qualified to get an Unrestricted driver licence in NSW.
Roads and Maritime reserves the right to require applicants undertake a knowledge test or driving/riding test and may not issue a NSW licence unless RMS/Service NSW Centre are satisfied an overseas licence is valid.
How do I get an Australian driving licence? What are the steps to get an Australian driving licence?
Depending on how long you have been holding your overseas licence you will either issued a Provisional P1 licence, Provisional P2 licence or an Unrestricted (full) driving licence.
Usually you will need to undertake a Driving knowledge test (DKT) (insert Link (are u inserting a hyperlink?)) before you can book your on-road driving test. Once you have passed the DKT you can now book your driving test. (insert Link)
It is very important that you contact RDT121 before you attempt the driving test. You will have only one chance to pass the test otherwise will be issued with a Learner – (L) Licence if failed the test. You will be restricted to all the Learner Licence conditions until you pass the driving test in how many ever attempts needed and get your equivalent NSW licence. So don’t risk it. Give us a call to help us to help you.
In this course we will guide you how to get your equivalent Australian licence with ease. We have the experience of helping thousands of overseas drivers to convert their licence. We are familiar with the Test route and will guide you which one suits you best for your purpose. Having vast experience, we will quickly guide you how to rectify the common mistakes made by overseas drivers at driving tests and to pass in first go
You will be required to pay the fine in NSW. The RMS (Roads and Maritime Services) maintains register of your offences committed in NSW. If you commit offences that attract a value of 13 or more points in a three-year period, Roads and Maritime may withdraw your right to drive in NSW.
From our experience we have seen, if you have been issued a fine under your overseas licence you might carry it forward while transferring to an NSW equivalent Licence. All your offences and demerit points will be displayed on your driving record because this accurately reflects your driving
Once you’ve been issued with an NSW licence, including a learner licence, it becomes the authority under which you can drive or ride on NSW roads. Your overseas licence is not recognised and has no authority while you hold a NSW licence.
When driving or riding in NSW, you must comply with all the conditions, restrictions or limitations that apply to your NSW licence. If the NSW Police ask you to produce your licence in relation to a driving matter, you must provide your NSW licence.
The NSW Police may also ask you to prove your overseas visitor status.
-Information source is rms.nsw.go.au