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driving licence valid in OZ?

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific driving licence valid in OZ?

1. Posted by mikeandave (Full Member 84 posts) 9y

HI Guys

Can anybody tell me if my British passport will be valid in Australia. I have been driving for nearly 5 years in the UK.
Also, do I need to take my paper documentation or is the card enough?

Thanks for any help guys
mikeandave

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 9y

As long as you're not emigrating to Australia, your overseas drivers license is valid.

3. Posted by mikeandave (Full Member 84 posts) 9y

oops! that was supposed to be british driving licence not passport.
Thanks for your help Sander!

4. Posted by hmclehto (Full Member 142 posts) 9y

Card is just fine. Nobody uses those old paper ones, that you guys use to have :)

5. Posted by ozman (Full Member 118 posts) 9y

You can use it for one year, same as we can use ours over in the UK for a year before having to get a local license. Watch the Aussie drivers, they are no where near as polite as the poms

6. Posted by mikeandave (Full Member 84 posts) 9y

Thanks for your replies, I'm really glad you've said the cards are enough cos i lost the papers ages ago! ha.