People from other countries who take up residence in the ACT must hold an ACT Driver Licence. Current overseas licences or International Driving Permits are valid for three months only.
To obtain an ACT Driver Licence an overseas applicant must:
- present their overseas licence; or
- a letter from the overseas licence issuing authority confirming their licence details and status; or
- a letter from a relevant consulate or diplomatic office, based on information received from the overseas licenceissuing authority, confirming their licence details and status.
Documents not in English are to be accompanied by an official English translation issued by the National Accreditation Authority For Translators and Interpreters.
In addition, applicants must:
- provide proof of their identity and residency;
- pass an eyesight test;
- pass a knowledge test;
- pass a driving or riding test;
- provide completed medical assessment (if required); and
- pay the required fees.
If you hold a current Full driver licence for a motor vehicle or motorbike from an approved country or Experienced Driver Recognised Country who is 25 years of age or older, you will not be required to passa practical driving assessment or a Road Rules Knowledge test.
For further information please visit Transport Regulation Information Sheet - How to Obtain an ACT Licence for Overseas and Interstate Licence Holder.