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Old 02-22-2012, 01:34 PM
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So coming from Canada----would we need to re-take our drivers license in order to drive in Aust? Obviously it would be quite an adjustment--as we drive on the "right"side of the road.
If you do not have to re-do the license, then how long could I hold my current Canadian license and drive in Aust before having to switch to an Aust one?

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Old 02-24-2012, 12:53 AM
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It's usually an arrangement you can ask about in your own country. For instance if I had a Dutch license, it wouldn't be valid anywhere abroad until after 3 years.

I didn't have my Dutch license though, so I'm working on my Australian license as we speak. Passed my learner's exam last week and now driving on my L Plates.

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Old 05-09-2012, 05:14 AM
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I'm not sure if the regulations are different for different states...I would suggest you google "RTA" to get more info on that...

In NSW you can use your overseas licence for 3 months after arrival...after that you have to switch your licence, if you are from eligible countries you only pay a small fee, have a passport size picture taken by the RTA and eyesight driving test, L or P-plate required...
Canada is included in those countries

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thanks for the great info!!

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