Can I use my overseas driver licence under bridging visa and 485 visa?

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Can I use my overseas driver licence under bridging visa and 485 visa?


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Old 05-15-2013, 03:07 PM
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Can I use my overseas driver licence under bridging visa and 485 visa?

Hi everyone,

I am currently under bridging visa waiting for my 485 visa to be granted. When I was a student I was told that I could use my overseas license, but now that I am under another visa I would like to know if I can use my overseas driving license or do I have to get an Australian driving license?


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Old 05-15-2013, 03:27 PM
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From what I know, if your overseas driver's license is in English, it is okay for driving in Australia. If it is not in English, perhaps an international driver's license is a safer/easier option, because different states in Australia convert a foreign driver's license differently.

Personally I hold a driver's license from Singapore, and it's all in English so I have been okay to drive in Australia (5 years and counting). Even got a speeding ticket which the traffic police had no issues with my license (they read every word on my license, just because they don't come across it often).

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