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Hi Friends,

One day i heard that i am able to covert my overseas full driver licence into Australia driver licence.

I have got an overseas driver licence since 2008.

I am permanent resident and 23 years old..

Anybody knows about that ???

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Hi DavidN,

that depends on the Australian state/territory your move to. For instance, NSW has a recognized country list - if you hold a regular license from one of these you may get an exemption from the computer and/or driving tests. License holders from Hong Kong are on the list, but not from China in general. You'll have to check the regulation if you don't want to head to NSW...

I passed my driving exam in Austria/Europe and only had to show up with a couple of documents (translation of my license, visa grant letter, ID documents and proof of address), pass a quick eyesight test and get my photo taken it the Sydney office. It took less than half an hour to get the license.

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Hi DavidN,

that depends on the Australian state/territory your move to. For instance, NSW has a recognized country list - if you hold a regular license from one of these you may get an exemption from the computer and/or driving tests. License holders from Hong Kong are on the list, but not from China in general. You'll have to check the regulation if you don't want to head to NSW...

I passed my driving exam in Austria/Europe and only had to show up with a couple of documents (translation of my license, visa grant letter, ID documents and proof of address), pass a quick eyesight test and get my photo taken it the Sydney office. It took less than half an hour to get the license.

All the best,
Monika
Thank you for your reply.

As you mentioned, my country is recognized country list, but drivers and riders must be 25 years old.. i was born in 1989, so now i am 23.. bad..

Once again, thank you for your help!!

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Hi DavidN,

that depends on the Australian state/territory your move to. For instance, NSW has a recognized country list - if you hold a regular license from one of these you may get an exemption from the computer and/or driving tests. License holders from Hong Kong are on the list, but not from China in general. You'll have to check the regulation if you don't want to head to NSW...

I passed my driving exam in Austria/Europe and only had to show up with a couple of documents (translation of my license, visa grant letter, ID documents and proof of address), pass a quick eyesight test and get my photo taken it the Sydney office. It took less than half an hour to get the license.

All the best,
Monika
Hi/,
a quick question - have you translated your license while you were still in Austria or does it have to be translated by some Australia-approved translator?

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HI JoannaAch,

you need proof of a residential address in the state where you apply for your license. And you do have to show up in person that first time (if only for the eyesight test). The good thing: They print the address on the license so I could stop carrying around our rental contract .

In Sydney they only accepted translations from two sources: The DIAC free translation service (free!) or the Community Relations Commission For a Multi-Cultural NSW (77AUD). Translations obtained through other means are not acceptable. See: www.rta.nsw.gov.au

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Hi DavidN,

that depends on the Australian state/territory your move to. For instance, NSW has a recognized country list - if you hold a regular license from one of these you may get an exemption from the computer and/or driving tests. License holders from Hong Kong are on the list, but not from China in general. You'll have to check the regulation if you don't want to head to NSW...

I passed my driving exam in Austria/Europe and only had to show up with a couple of documents (translation of my license, visa grant letter, ID documents and proof of address), pass a quick eyesight test and get my photo taken it the Sydney office. It took less than half an hour to get the license.

All the best,
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Dear Monika,
I suppose your DL must be in German.
I have a valid Swiss Driving License.
Can you pls guide from where did u get it translated and how much were the charges for the same.
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Dear va13,

I had a Dutch License and converted that in April without any translation. The RTA office had a conversion book using which they could match off categories and other details. I assume it should be the same for a German or Swiss License.

Where did you live in Swiss? I was living in Lausanne for 1 year (2011-2012).

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I suppose your DL must be in German.
I have a valid Swiss Driving License.
Can you pls guide from where did u get it translated and how much were the charges for the same.
Thanks

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Dear va13,

I had a Dutch License and converted that in April without any translation. The RTA office had a conversion book using which they could match off categories and other details. I assume it should be the same for a German or Swiss License.

Where did you live in Swiss? I was living in Lausanne for 1 year (2011-2012).
Hello Naom,
Thanks for clarification.
I stayed in Basel for 3 years..

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