If you have an overseas licence, you’ll need to convert to a Victorian licence within six months of residing in Victoria.
To help with the changeover from your overseas drivers licence to a Victorian drivers licence, Driving Zone has a range of Overseas Licence Conversion Packs designed for your convenience. Our driving instructors are highly experienced with helping drivers from overseas convert their licence.
Terms and Conditions:
- One 60min lesson must be completed on the day of and just before the driving test unless otherwise agreed upon with/by the instructor.
- Weekends permitted.
- Booking dates and times may vary to online booking form depending on instructors availability, confirmation of booking will be given once the instructor in your area has made contact with you.
- Overseas licence holders must have all documents translated by the proper authorities and must have all identification with them on the day of the driving test, full fees will still apply if driving test is not conducted because of lack of documentation.
- Lessons from packs which are cancelled/rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice are deducted from the total amount of the lesson packs purchased.
- Book pre-purchased packages through our online booking form quoting Voucher I.D. or call 9682 8288.
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Use the VicRoads online tool to work out the date by which you need to convert to a Victorian licence and the type of licence you’ll get.
The Victorian Government made it mandatory in October 2019 that all Overseas Licence Holders who live and/or work in Victoria and are driving here must convert to a Victorian drivers licence within 6 months after moving to the state. If this is not carried out, the driver will be unlicenced and unable to drive.
When this was put into law, existing drivers were given 6 months to convert their driving licence to a Victorian. This deadline is the end of April 2021 (extended from April 2020 due to the virus pandemic).
VicRoads are already experiencing a surge of drivers from overseas who are wanting to book a date and time to convert their licence, leading to a long waiting list and redirections to VicRoads offices further away.
Depending on the individual situation, a driver from overseas wanting to convert to a Victorian drivers licence may be required to undertake the VicRoads tests which include the road law knowledge test, the hazard perception test and the drive test.
VicRoads recognises driving licences from different countries, and existing driving experience from others, so it is important to check if you may be required to undertake the tests or simply convert your licence. To find out, visit this link:
If you need to take a Drive Test
Undertaking driving lessons with a professional driving instructor gives you the best chance of assessing your knowledge and skills, and performing practice drive tests in preparation for the real test. Driving Zone instructors have valuable knowledge of where drive tests are conducted and what the tests consist of, so they are best equipped to help you pass your drive test first time.
Do it now!
Get things rolling before they roll over you. Find out if you need to take the tests or simply change over your licence, and book your appointment with VicRoads.
Don’t forget to choose Driving Zone to take your driving lessons – we are very experienced at Overseas Licence Conversion.