Ghatorha Driving School

Overseas & Interstate Drivers

Overseas Licence Holders

Overseas holders of a full driver licence moving to the ACT are required to obtain an ACT driver
licence within six months of taking up residency in the ACT.
Overseas licence holders are divide into into three categories.

a. Book and attempt a One-off driving test with the Access Canberra govt. examiner. Attempting the one-off driving assessment for the first time, you do not need to complete the Hazard Perception Test.
(If you do not wish to use your overseas driver licence experience, you may apply for
an ACT Learner Licence)
b. Pass drivers may get a full licence and Failed drivers will have to take a learner
licence and a logbook and must comply with the conditions of that.
c. See info on getting your P.

Overseas visitors:

a) Visitors don’t need to get Australian licence.
b) A visiting driver must carry their licence while driving and must only drive types of vehicles authorised by their interstate or overseas licence.

Interstate Licence holders moving to the ACT:

You are required to provide an interstate licence history if any of the following apply to you:

• You are unable to present your physical licence card;
• Your licence is expired by more than one month;
• You hold a provisional licence; or
• You hold a learner licence and wish to attempt a driving test in the ACT.

Learner interstate driver licence holders

• If you already hold a learner driver from another state and want to use the licence tenure to sit a driving test in the ACT, you must obtain a licence history from the interstate jurisdiction. From the date you receive this licence history (date issued) you have 7 calendar days to provide this to an Access Canberra Service Centre to book your practical driving assessment with an ACT Government licence examiner. If the driving assessment is successful, you may then apply for a provisional driver or motorcycle licence to be issued.
Please note that you will be required to undertake and pass the Pre-Learner Licence course and Road Rules Knowledge Test prior to being issued with an ACT learner driver if:
• the assessment is unsuccessful.
• the learner licence holder chooses not to attempt a practical driver assessment.
• the learner licence holder has not held their licence for 12 months (6 months if aged 25 or over); or
• the learner licence holder is not yet 17.