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1. Posted by shorty100 (Full Member 144 posts) 5y

Do i need this for Oz?
Claire
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2. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 5y

You're talking about driving licence? Looks like you're from the UK, so your UK driving licence would be fine to use whilst on a temporary visa (which includes WHV).

3. Posted by shorty100 (Full Member 144 posts) 5y

Yeah, sorry i meant driving licence yes. I dont have plans to drive it's just incase... Do i need the paper part too?

4. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 5y

Both photocard & paper part form the licence, so yes. Whether or not you would need to show the paper part is a different matter.

5. Posted by C.Pearl (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y

Do I need one as an American?

Thank you!

6. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 5y

Quoting C.Pearl

Do I need one as an American?

Nope, your licence will be in English so that's no problem for a temporary visa! Tourists, including those on working holiday visas/work & holiday visas are temporary.

Here is a link for Victoria (each state have their own licensing authorities), which would be fairly much the same for all states. Basically temporary visa holders only require their overseas licence if it's in English (if not then a translation, or International Driving Permit). Permanent visa holders have 6 months allowable on their overseas licence before they need to get a local one.

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Apr-2011, at 23:58 by mojorob ]