You may drive in Victoria for the first 6 months since:
You’ve entered Australia, if your permanent visa was issued to you before you entered Australia
The date that your permanent visa was issued if you’ve received it while you were in Australia
Your overseas licence must be written in English or have an English translation. You can also drive with an international driving permit.
If you want to drive after these 6 months, you’ll need to get a Victorian licence.
If your overseas licence is from a recognised country, you may not need to take any tests.
Book your appointment to convert your drivers licence here.
If you’re from a non-recognised country, you’ll need to call 13 11 71 to book a licence verification appointment before completing anything else.
What To Bring To Your Appointment
Your current overseas licence in English or translation and/or your International driving permit
Your original evidence documents to prove your identity
A complete licence or learner permit application
Correct amount of money for the licence fees
You don’t need to have a Victorian drivers licence or learner permit. You can drive with an international driving permit or your current overseas licence that’s written in English or has an english translation.