Driving with an interstate licence or permit

Using your interstate driver licence or permit in Victoria.

Requirement for interstate licence holders

If you have an interstate licence, you'll need to convert to a Victorian licence within six months of residing in Victoria. Use our online tool to work out when you need to convert your licence to a Victorian one and the type of licence you'll get.

Customers who need to convert their overseas or interstate licence for their work may be eligible for a priority test under VicRoads’ hardship and special circumstances policy.

Instead of making an appointment for an in-person test, customers who need to complete a learner or hazard perception test to convert their licence can complete the Learner Permit Test Online or the Hazard Perception Test Online

You’ll need to convert your interstate licence to a Victorian licence.

The type of licence or permit you'll get as well as the tests and appointments you'll need to take depend on:

  • How old you are 
  • How long you've had your licence for (this doesn't include your learner permit)

Convert my interstate licence or permit (External link)

You won’t need to convert your interstate driver licence.

You can drive in Victoria using your interstate driver licence or interstate learner permit. When using your interstate licence to drive in Victoria, all the road rules and laws apply to you.

It’s also important to keep in mind that your interstate licence or interstate permit needs to be current and valid.

To drive using your interstate learner permit, you must have a supervising driver seated beside you when driving. Your supervised driver must have a current and full licence for the type of vehicle you’re driving.

Need more help?

If you need more help with your interstate licence, call 13 11 71 and speak to one of our friendly staff who can help.

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