Overseas Licence Conversion Result

Refer to the information below to find out what to do next.

To obtain a Victorian learner permit, you'll need to complete the Learner Permit Test.

There are two ways you can take the Learner Permit Test:

The Learner Permit Test Online (available in English only)

The Learner Permit Test Online is an interactive 4-6 hour online course that teaches you about the road rules in Victoria and how to develop safe driving skills. Completing the course requires you to successfully complete the final assessment. 

To access the course, you’ll need a myVicRoads account, internet connection, a credit card to pay the course fee and a compatible device

After you complete the test online, you’ll need to visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre to apply for your learner permit. If you complete the test online, you don’t need to make an appointment for your visit.

Enrol in the Learner Permit Test Online

The Learner Permit Test In-Person

To take the test in-person, you’ll need to make an appointment to take the test at a VicRoads Customer Service Centre. You’ll need to pay the test fee as well as the appointment fee. 

You can take the Learner Permit Test In-Person if you:

  • speak a language other than English or require an interpreter
  • don’t have access to a computer or internet
  • have a hearing or vision impairment or
  • prefer to take the test in-person.  

Book an appointment (External link) 

How to prepare 

If you’re taking the Learner Permit Test In-person you should read over the road rules in the Road to Solo Driving handbook and take the practice test online.

If you’re taking the Learner Permit Test Online, you won’t need to do any prior study as the course teaches you all the information you need on road rules and road safety to help you prepare for the final assessment.

Gather your evidence of identity

Evidence of identity documents

Bring one document from Category A and one from Category B below.

Please make sure your current address is shown on one of the documents from Category A or Category B.

Category A

  • overseas passport
  • Australian naturalisation or citizenship certificate
  • ImmiCard, issued by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship or the Passport Office
  • Australian photo driver licence or learner permit
  • document for travel to Australia

Category B

  • Pensioner or Health care Concession card
  • Student identity card
  • Australian or overseas credit card or bank account card
  • Australian Proof of Age card
  • bank account statement no more than one year old
  • utility bill no more than one year old

If you have trouble with providing any of the above evidence, or your address or name is shown incorrectly, go to types of identity requirements for more information.

Whether you choose to complete the Learner Permit Test Online or In-person, you’ll be required to visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre to complete the process to get your learner permit. 

Note: If you complete the Learner Permit Test Online, you won’t need to book an appointment for this visit. 

When you visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre, you can expect to:

  • apply for your learner permit
  • provide evidence of your identity 
  • complete an eyesight test
  • pay the fee for your learner permit (if required) and
  • have your photo taken.

Remember, you need to complete your visit and the above tasks before you receive your learner permit and can start your 120 hours of supervised driving.

What to bring 

For your visit you’ll need to bring:

  • your unsigned licence or Learner application form [PDF Kb 348]
  • if taking the Learner Permit Test Online, your learner permit application form can be downloaded from your myVicRoads account 
  • one 'Category A' evidence of identity document (e.g. Australian birth certificate or passport)
  • one 'Category B' evidence of identity document (e.g. Australian bank statement, student ID or Medicare card) 
  • evidence of your current address (if your current address isn’t shown on the Category A or B evidence)
  • glasses or contact lenses if required for the eyesight test
  • overseas driver licence verification documents if applicable (see more below)

If you don’t bring these documents, you won’t be able to get your learner permit.

If you have trouble with providing any of the above evidence, or your address or name is shown incorrectly, go to types of identity requirements for more information.

Overseas driver licence verification documents

Bring your current overseas driver licence or learner permit in English. If it isn’t in English, you’ll need an English translation, or an international driving permit issued in the same country as your overseas driver licence. 

If you don’t have your overseas licence or learner permit, you’ll need to bring a letter from:

  • Your country’s driver licensing authority confirming your overseas licence or learner permit details or
  • Your country’s consulate or embassy in Australia advising that they have confirmed your overseas licence or learner permit with your country’s licensing authority.

Receive your Victorian learner permit card

Once you've passed the test, you'll need to pay the fee for your learner permit card and have your photo taken.

You’ll also get a receipt as proof of your Ls that you can use to drive, until you receive your learner permit card. This receipt is valid for 3 months, or until the day that you receive your learner permit card in the mail.

Converting your licence from a recognised country

To continue driving in Victoria, we'll need to convert your overseas licence to a Victorian one.

Book and pay for your appointment

Book and pay online

You can also book and pay for your appointment over the phone by calling 13 11 71 or visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre.

Application form

Bring a completed and unsigned Application form [PDF 348 Kb].

Evidence of identity documents

Bring one document from Category A and one from Category B below.

Please make sure your current address is shown on one of the documents from Category A or Category B.

Category A

  • Overseas passport
  • Australian naturalisation or citizenship certificate
  • ImmiCard, issued by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship or the Passport Office
  • Australian photo driver licence or learner permit
  • Document for Travel to Australia

Category B

  • Pensioner or Health care Concession card
  • Student identity card
  • Australian or overseas credit card or bank account card
  • Australian Proof of Age card
  • Bank account statement no more than one year old
  • Utility bill no more than one year old

If you have trouble with providing any of the above evidence, or your address or name is shown incorrectly, go to types of identity requirements for more information.

Overseas drivers licence verification

Bring your current overseas driver licence in English (if this is not in English, you’ll need an English translation or an international driving permit (External link)). If you do not have your overseas licence, you’ll need to bring a letter from:

Your country’s driver licensing authority confirming your overseas licence details or

Your country’s consul in Australia who have confirmed your overseas licence with your country’s licensing authority

You’ll get a receipt as proof of your licence that you can use to drive, until you receive your driver licence card. This receipt is valid for 3 months, or until the day that you receive your driver licence card in the mail.

Converting your licence from New Zealand

To continue driving in Victoria, we'll need to convert your overseas licence to a Victorian one.

Book and pay for your appointment

Book and pay online

You can also book and pay for your appointment over the phone by calling 13 11 71 or visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre.

Application form

Bring a completed and unsigned Application form [PDF 348 Kb]

Evidence of identity documents

Bring one document from Category A and one from Category B below.

Please make sure your current address is shown on one of the documents from Category A or Category B.

Category A

  • Overseas passport
  • Australian naturalisation or citizenship certificate
  • ImmiCard, issued by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship or the Passport Office
  • Australian photo driver licence or learner permit
  • Document for Travel to Australia

Category B

  • Pensioner or Health care Concession card
  • Student identity card
  • Australian or overseas credit card or bank account card
  • Australian Proof of Age card
  • Bank account statement no more than one year old
  • Utility bill no more than one year old

If you have trouble with providing any of the above evidence, or your address or name is shown incorrectly, go to types of identity requirements for more information.

New Zealand drivers licence verification

Bring the following:

  • Current New Zealand driver licence and/or learner permit card
  • Valid Certificate of Particulars from the New Zealand Transport Agency issued within the last three months

You’ll get a receipt as proof of your licence that you can use to drive, until you receive your driver licence card. This receipt is valid for 3 months, or until the day that you receive your driver licence card in the mail.

Converting your licence from a non-recognised country

To convert your overseas licence to a Victorian driver licence, you'll need to complete 3 tests:

  1. Learner Permit Test (online or in-person (External link))
  2. Hazard Perception Test (online or in-person (External link))
  3. Drive Test (in-person (External link) only)

You'll also need to bring your evidence of identity and overseas licence for verification when you visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre.

Note: if you want to complete the Learner Permit Test and Hazard Perception Test both online, you’ll need to make a separate licence verification appointment before you can take the Hazard Perception Test.

The Learner Permit Test Online (available in English only)

The Learner Permit Test Online is an interactive 4-6 hour online course that teaches you about the road rules in Victoria and how to develop safe driving skills. Completing the course requires you to successfully complete the final assessment. 

To access the course, you’ll need a myVicRoads account, internet connection, a credit card to pay the course fee and a compatible device

After you complete the test online, you’ll need to visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre to apply for your learner permit. If you complete the test online, you don’t need to make an appointment for your visit.  

Enrol in the Learner Permit Test Online

 

The Learner Permit Test In-Person

To take the test in-person, (External link) you’ll need to make an appointment to take the test at a VicRoads Customer Service Centre. You’ll need to pay the test fee as well as the appointment fee. 

You can take the Learner Permit Test In-Person if you:

The Learner Permit Test In-person is also called the 'Road Law Knowledge Test.'

You can book and pay for your test online (External link) over the phone by calling 13 11 71 or visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre

How to prepare for the test

If you’re taking the Learner Permit Test In-person (External link) you should read over the road rules in the Road to Solo Driving handbook and take the practice test online.

If you’re taking the Learner Permit Test Online, you won’t need to do any prior study as the course teaches you all the information you need on road rules and road safety to help you prepare for the final assessment.

 

The Hazard Perception Test

The Hazard Perception Test is a computer based test, and checks to see how safely you can look out for and respond to hazards on the road such as other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. The Hazard Perception Test can only be taken once you complete the Learner Permit Test Online or The Learner Permit Test In-person.

The Hazard Perception Test can can be taken online or in-person at a VicRoads Customer Service Centre

The Hazard Perception Test Online

Taking the Hazard Perception Test Online means you can register, pay the test fee and launch the test through your myVicRoads account at  time that suits you, using a compatible device with internet connection. Taking the test online means you won’t need to go into a VicRoads Customer Service Centre.

Note: if you want to complete the Learner Permit Test and Hazard Perception Test both online, you’ll need to make a separate licence verification appointment before you can take the Hazard Perception Test.

Book a licence verification appointment (External link)

The Hazard Perception Test In-person

The Hazard Perception Test In-person (External link) can be taken at a VicRoads Customer Service Centre if you:

  • don't have access to a computer or internet to take the Hazard Perception Test Online or
  • wish to do the test in a language other than English or require a translator or interpreter.
    • The in-person test is available in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese (Mandarin), English, Macedonian, Persian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.

How to prepare for the test

To help you prepare for the Hazard Perception Test, take the online practice test.

You’ll be shown different videos with instructions on what to do. Each video tests how safely you can respond to the hazard shown.

Take the hazard perception practice test 

Book your Hazard Perception Test In-person (External link)

 

The Drive Test

The Drive Test checks to see if you’re ready to drive safely on your own with other traffic. This test is made up of two parts: a pre-drive check and on-road driving.

After you complete the test, your licence testing officer will tell you if you’ve passed the test successfully.

The Drive Test can only be taken once you complete the  Hazard Perception Test.

 

How to prepare for the Drive Test

Go to the Drive Test or The Drive Test Checklist for more information on how to prepare. 

Book your Drive Test (External link)

Evidence of identity documents

Bring one document from Category A and one from Category B below.

Please make sure your current address is shown on one of the documents from Category A or Category B.

Category A

  • overseas passport
  • Australian naturalisation or citizenship certificate
  • ImmiCard, issued by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship or the Passport Office
  • Australian photo driver licence or learner permit
  • document for travel to Australia

Category B

  •  Pensioner or Health care Concession card
  • Student identity card
  • Australian or overseas credit card or bank account card
  • Australian Proof of Age card
  • bank account statement no more than one year old
  • utility bill no more than one year old

If you have trouble with providing any of the above evidence, or your address or name is shown incorrectly, go to types of identity requirements for more information.

Book and pay for your applicable in-person tests and appointments

Note: You won’t need to book an appointment if you complete the Learner Permit Test Online

Book your Learner Permit Test In-person

The Learner Permit Test In-person can be booked: 

* A card payment fee applies
** All VicRoads Customer Service Centre's accept cash except for:

Book an overseas licence verification appointment

Note: This appointment is only required if you intend to complete both the Learner Permit Test Online and Hazard Perception Test Online

You need to make a licence verification appointment to visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre before you can take the Hazard Perception Test Online.

Book a licence verification appointment

Book your Hazard Perception Test In-person or Drive Test

The Hazard Perception Test In-person or Drive Test can be booked:

* A card payment fee applies
** All VicRoads Customer Service Centre's accept cash except for:

If you require an interpreter, you’ll need to visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre to book your appointment. 

At your visit to VicRoads

When you visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre, you can expect to:

What to bring when you visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre

For your visit you’ll need to bring:

  • your unsigned licence or learner permit application form [PDF] 
  • one 'Category A' evidence of identity document (e.g. Australian birth certificate or passport)
  • one 'Category B' evidence of identity document (e.g. Australian bank statement, student ID or Medicare card) 
  • evidence of your current address (if your current address isn’t shown on the Category A or B evidence)
  • glasses or contact lenses if required for the eyesight test
  • overseas driver licence (or learner permit) verification documents if applicable (see more below)

If you don’t bring these documents, you won’t be able to get your learner permit.

Overseas driver licence verification documents

Bring your current overseas driver licence or learner permit in English. If it isn’t in English, you’ll need an English translation, or an international driving permit issued in the same country as your overseas driver licence. 

If you don’t have your overseas licence or learner permit, you’ll need to bring a letter from:

  • Your country’s driver licensing authority confirming your overseas licence or learner permit details or
  • Your country’s consulate or embassy in Australia advising that they have confirmed your overseas licence or learner permit with your country’s licensing authority.

Receive your Victorian licence

If you have passed the Drive Test you will need to pay for your licence.

You’ll get a receipt as proof of your licence that you can use to drive, until you receive your driver licence card. This receipt is valid for 3 months, or until the day that you receive your driver licence card in the mail.

FAQs

What if I need an interpreter to help with my tests?

We can get you an interpreter to help with your tests or to help if you’re hearing impaired. 

You’ll need to go to a VicRoads Customer Service Centre where you want to take the tests so we can help with your booking. 

Are the tests available in other languages?

Yes, the Hazard Perception Test and the Learner Permit Test are available in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese (Mandarin), English, Macedonian, Persian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.

VicRoads has developed a series of videos, handbooks and fact sheets in a variety of languages to help you be more informed before visiting a VicRoads Customer Service Centre. Go to Languages for more information.

What happens if I fail my test? 

If you fail a VicRoads practical driving test you’ll no longer be able to drive in Victoria using your overseas driver licence. This change applies to all VicRoads practical driving tests including: car driving tests, motorcycle learner permit skills assessments, motorcycle licence tests and heavy vehicle licence tests. Go to Changes to overseas driver licence rules for more information.

What if I have a medical condition?

If your ability to drive is affected by an illness, disability, medical condition or injury or because of the effect of the treatment of any of those things, you’ll need to get a medical report(s) for our Medical Review team before you make the appointment to take the tests. 

You must provide a medical report and get clearance from VicRoads before you can be issued with a driver licence. If you are not sure whether you need to supply a medical report please call VicRoads on 13 11 71

What if I wear glasses or contact lenses?

Bring your glasses or contact lenses that you need to drive to all your appointments.

What fees will I need to pay?

For more information on licence, permit, appointment and testing fees go to Driver licence and learner permit fees for more.

How do I change or cancel my appointment?

You can book a new time or cancel:

If you need to cancel your appointment, you'll receive a refund for the test fee if you give us at least 24 hours notice

You can only change your appointment and transfer your test fee if you made the booking and you give us at least 24 hours notice.

If you don’t give us at least 24 hours notice:

  • You’ll lose your booking 
  • You’ll lose your test fees
  • You won’t be able to get a refund

If you’re more than five minutes late on the day you’ll need to make a new booking and pay a new fee.

Concessions can’t be used for any of these fees.  

What if I have a suspended, disqualified or cancelled licences/learner permit?

You can’t get a Victorian driver licence or learner permit if your interstate or New Zealand licence/learner permit is suspended or cancelled, or if you’re disqualified from driving anywhere in Australia.

Drink or drug-driving offences

If you’ve committed a drink or drug-driving offence interstate, we’ll treat you as if you committed the offence in Victoria.  

That means that you might need to complete a Behaviour Change Program and use an alcohol interlock. If you need to drive with an interlock interstate, that requirement will also apply once you have a Victorian licence.

If you had a drink-driving offence interstate, we’ll need to confirm your offence details with the interstate authority. For us to do that, you’ll need to sign a Consent to release of information form [PDF 55Kb].

What if I have an overseas motorcycle licence?

If you hold an overseas motorcycle licence you may have additional restrictions imposed on your licence.

If you have not held your overseas motorcycle licence for 3 years from your 18th birthday, you will be subject to a pro-rata restricted period (E condition) from the date your Victorian licence is issued. The pro-rata period must exclude any time you were not permitted to drive (expired, cancelled, suspended, disqualified, surrendered and/or unlicensed).  

What if I have an overseas heavy vehicle licence?

If you have an overseas heavy vehicle licence you can complete a heavy vehicle licence assessment.

New Zealand licence holders are treated the same as interstate licence holders, see Driving with an interstate licence or permit. 

Need more help?

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

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