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1. Posted by sushi_ (Budding Member 49 posts) 9y

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Hi I've got my working holiday visa and will be arriving in Sydney next March and am interested in driving work, as I quite enjoy driving and I figure its quite a good way to see a bit of Australia whilst I work, I was just wondering whether I would need to pass an Australian driving test, or would my UK licence be okay to get driving work?


2. Posted by Neily03 (Full Member 110 posts) 9y

I'm 99.9% sure you're gona need an Australian driving license for driving work.... their company insurance will probably require it....

[ Edit: Edited on May 19, 2007, at 3:17 PM by Neily03 ]

3. Posted by qlong (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

Yep, you need to get an aussie license, what kind of driving license do you have?

4. Posted by sushi_ (Budding Member 49 posts) 9y

Cheers for the info, I've got a full UK licence for cars and vans.

5. Posted by Buckra (Budding Member 61 posts) 9y

I cna tell you that an Australian wishing to drive in the US must get an international license. In Australia I would assume it is either that or you must have or get an Australian license because you will need to know the different road rules and they can vary from State to State. Check with the Australian Embassy.

6. Posted by sushi_ (Budding Member 49 posts) 9y

I can get an international driving permit quite easily and I think as a UK driver you're generally ok to drive in quite a few places (hiring a car etc.) but I think its different to drive for a job, I've seen all kinds or driving classes MR etc. not sure what they mean but don't think its good news

7. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 9y

Driving work?

Sydney traffic is shocking, and any long haul gigs provide unrealistic deadlines hence a lot of stressed out (drugged out) truckies.

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