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Hello Forum Members,

I hope every one is having good time.

I am moving permanently to Melbourne at the end of August, I did my initial entry in August 2014.

Any one here have any experience or know how about car hire with an overseas license ( UAE ), can I hire a car in Melbourne using my Dubai license or what kind of benefit if any I can get from International driving license in this regard.

Regards,
 

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Hello Forum Members,

I hope every one is having good time.

I am moving permanently to Melbourne at the end of August, I did my initial entry in August 2014.

Any one here have any experience or know how about car hire with an overseas license ( UAE ), can I hire a car in Melbourne using my Dubai license or what kind of benefit if any I can get from International driving license in this regard.

Regards,
I would get an international driving license just to be safe.
 

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Hello Forum Members,

I hope every one is having good time.

I am moving permanently to Melbourne at the end of August, I did my initial entry in August 2014.

Any one here have any experience or know how about car hire with an overseas license ( UAE ), can I hire a car in Melbourne using my Dubai license or what kind of benefit if any I can get from International driving license in this regard.

Regards,
If you hold a permanent visa (issued under the Migration Act 1958) you may drive on your overseas driver licence if it's written in English or accompanied by an English translation or international driving permit for:

6 months from the date you first entered Australia
(if the permanent visa was issued before you entered Australia), or
6 months from the date when the permanent visa was issued (if the permanent visa was issued to you while in Australia).

If you want to continue driving in Victoria after this time you must get a Victorian driver licence. If your overseas driver licence has expired, you will still be able to take the drive test as you are exempt from holding a learner permit for the test.

Once you are issued with a Victorian driver licence or learner permit, it is against the law to use your overseas or interstate driver licence to drive in Victoria.

https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/licences/renew-replace-or-update/new-to-victoria/overseas-drivers
 

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If you hold a permanent visa (issued under the Migration Act 1958) you may drive on your overseas driver licence if it's written in English or accompanied by an English translation or international driving permit for:

6 months from the date you first entered Australia
(if the permanent visa was issued before you entered Australia), or
6 months from the date when the permanent visa was issued (if the permanent visa was issued to you while in Australia).

If you want to continue driving in Victoria after this time you must get a Victorian driver licence. If your overseas driver licence has expired, you will still be able to take the drive test as you are exempt from holding a learner permit for the test.

Once you are issued with a Victorian driver licence or learner permit, it is against the law to use your overseas or interstate driver licence to drive in Victoria.

https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/licences/renew-replace-or-update/new-to-victoria/overseas-drivers
Thanks for your reply, so it means I can not drive using my overseas licesne any more as the clause above says 6 months from the date you first enter.

That is frustrating, I was only there for a week as a temporary visitor and now when I am moving permanently It is of no use to me.
 
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