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.

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 (External link)

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)

VicRoads does not supply vehicles for licence testing. Applicants must supply their own.

When you get a Victorian driver licence or learner permit and you later decide to surrender your Victorian driver licence/learner permit or they expire, you cannot revert to using your interstate driver licence or learner permit if you have already resided in Victoria for 6 months or more.

It is an offence to drive unlicensed. If you're caught driving without a valid licence, penalties apply.

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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