If you’re living in NSW and have a permanent resident visa, you’re allowed up to three months to drive with your international licence. But after the three months are over, you must complete a licence conversion to a NSW driver’s licence to continue driving.
Depending on your age, country of origin and date of licence renewal, you may need to take additional driving tests before your licence conversion.
You need an eligible licence to drive on NSW roads. Here are the steps to get your license.
if you have a current overseas driver or rider licence, it will be converted in line with the NSW licensing scheme. See which NSW licence matches your current overseas qualification and experience.
Some overseas drivers and riders need to sit knowledge and/or driving tests to get a NSW licence. Check if you qualify for an exemption from these tests.
As well as completing a Licence Application form, you’ll need to bring the right proof of identity and proof of permanent residency. You’ll also need to have your documents translated if they’re in a language other than English.
Submit your application in person at a service centre and complete your test requirements to receive your NSW licence.
Got your NSW road licence? Congratulations!
Whether you have your full licence or you’re on a learner or provisional licence, it’s important to know our road rules. Refer to the Road User Handbook
Stay safe and enjoy your journey.
If your international driver’s licence has expired or your three-month period is almost over, ACT DRIVING SOLUTIONS can help you prepare for your official Practical Driving Assessment, as well as provide a vehicle for you to take your test in.
ACT DRIVING SOLUTIONS instructors are experienced professionals and can help to give you the skills and confidence to pass your practical driving assessment on the first try. SINCE 2019 many of our students passed their driving test, with the clear majority doing so on their first attempt.
ACT DRIVING SOLUTION’s instructors can teach new students how to drive or refresh experienced driver’s skills leading up to the official driving test.
Some cars are not allowed to be used for the practical driving assessment, including if they fail an initial safety test. Tyres without sufficient tread or other issues may not be accepted.
ACT DRIVING SOLUTIONS can provide a well-maintained vehicle which you can use as you practice for and take your test, and which meets all the requirements for practical driving assessments in CANBERRA -ACT AND NSW.
Our skilled instructors can provide local knowledge to help you easily pass your driving test, including practicing in local areas and completing exercises that official test instructors are likely to use.
The driving instructors at ACT DRIVING SOLUTIONS have years of experience with helping international residents convert their licence and pass ACT-CANBERRA AND NSW driving tests with helpful driving lessons. They can easily explain traffic laws and help to prepare you for your test.
ACT DRIVING SOLUTIONS cover all licensing centre locations across CANBERRA AND QUEANBEYAN NSW. These include:
Address: Corner of Aurora Ave and, Aurora Pl, Queanbeyan East NSW 2620