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International Drivers License

International Drivers License

At My Driving School, we offer services to Australian residents holding a foreign driver’s license and have been in Australia less than three months. We also provide lessons to foreign students on a student visa as well as have instructors who speak Mandarin, Malaysian, Cantonese and Taiwanese.

Services we can offer are

 

  • Appropriate and Safe Vehicle Operation

  • Hazard Recognition and Perception Development

  • Safe Driving Behaviour Instruction

  • Observation and Scanning Techniques

  • Developing Deeper Thinking and Logical Reasoning

  • Tailored Training and Instruction to Cater All Students

  • Driver Refresher Training

  • Keys to Drive Certified

  • Installing Good Driving Habits

  • P’s Ready Mock Testing

  • Test Specialists

  • Personalized training

  • Specialize in nervous drivers

  • Competitive rates (link to prices)

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Driving in Queensland on an interstate or overseas licence

If you are visiting Queensland from another country, you can drive if you have a valid overseas licence. If you are driving on your overseas licence, make sure you understand the Queensland road rules

When driving in Queensland under your valid interstate or overseas licence you must:

  • only drive the class of motor vehicle authorised on that licence

  • comply with the conditions (if any) of your licence

  • show your licence to a police officer when asked to do so.

 

You can’t drive in Queensland with your interstate or overseas licence if you have been issued with a Queensland licence this includes a learner’s license.

You can’t drive in Queensland if:

  • you have been disqualified from holding or getting a driver licence by an Australian court

  • your authority to drive in Queensland has been suspended because you:

    • have not paid fines issued to you

    • accumulated too many demerit points on your traffic history

    • have been convicted of driving at more than 40km/hr over the speed limit

  • your authority to drive in Queensland on your overseas licence has been withdrawn because you:

    • become medically unfit to drive safely

    • are an Australian citizen and you have been residing in Queensland for 3 months

    • are not an Australian citizen, but before you took up residence in Queensland you were given a resident visa and you have now been residing in Queensland for 3 months

    • are not an Australian citizen, but after you took up residence in Queensland you were given a resident visa and you have now been residing in Queensland for 3 months since getting the visa

    • have failed a practical driving test in Queensland after 1 January 2014.

 

A resident visa is a permanent visa or special category visa under the Migration Act 1958 (Commonwealth). These visas allow a person to stay indefinitely in Australia. These do not include temporary, business or guardian visas.

If you drive in Queensland when you are not allowed to, you will be charged with unlicensed driving and you may need to appear in court.

02

Transferring to a Queensland licence

You will need to apply for a Queensland driver licence if you:

  • are an Australian citizen with an interstate licence and you have been residing in Queensland for 3 months

  • are not an Australian citizen, but before you took up residence in Queensland you were given a resident visa and you have now been residing in Queensland for 3 months

  • are not an Australian citizen, but after you took up residence in Queensland you were given a resident visa and you have now been residing in Queensland for 3 months since getting the visa.


A resident visa is a permanent visa or special category visa under the Migration Act 1958 (Commonwealth). These visas allow a person to stay indefinitely in Australia. These do not include temporary, business or guardian visas.

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How to apply for a Queensland driver licence

You can apply for a Queensland driver licence for the same class as your interstate or foreign licence by visiting a

Make sure you meet the minumum age limit for the type of Queensland licence  you are applying for.

You will need to:

 

  • complete the driver licence application

  • if you are transferring from a foreign licence—bring your foreign driver licence and a recognised English translation (if needed) from a translator

  • proof that you live in Queensland

  • identification 100 points- passport, bank card x2  and Medicare card

 

Your authority to drive on your non-Queensland licence will be withdrawn when you have been issued with a Queensland driver licence. This means you can no longer drive with your interstate or overseas licence in Queensland. This includes a Queensland learners license

All documents must be originals—photocopies and certified copies are not acceptable. The department may keep a copy of your evidence of identity documents or information about them to verify these documents with the issuing agency or a document verification service.

04

Getting stopped by police

If you are stopped by police ( http://www.qld.gov.au/law/crime-and-police/being-arrested-and-police-custody/being-stopped/ ) when you are driving, you will need to give your name and address and show your driver licence. You may also need to take a roadside alcohol breath test or drug saliva test.

If your licence is in a language other than English, you should carry a recognised English translation of it when you are driving. You should show this translation to police when you have to show your driver licence.

The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) ( http://www.naati.com.au/ ) has a list of approved translators.

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Other countries

The requirements for getting a Queensland driver licence can vary, depending on where your licence was issued and the licence class you want to apply for.

If you are applying for a Queensland provisional or open car or motorcycle licence, you won’t have to pass a written road rules test or a practical driving test if you hold, or have held within the last 5 years, a driver licence (other than a learner licence), that corresponds to a class C, RE or R licence granted from these countries.

 

  • Austria

  • Belgium

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Canada

  • Croatia

  • Denmark

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Guernsey

  • Ireland

  • Isle of Man (for licences issued on or after 1 April 1991)

  • Italy

 

 

  • Japan

  • Jersey

  • Luxembourg

  • Malta (for licences issued on or after 2 January 2004)

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Portugal

  • Singapore

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • United Kingdom

  • United States of America

 

(External territories of these countries are excluded)

If you are applying for a Queensland provisional or open car or motorcycle licence, you won’t have to pass a written road rules test or a practical driving test if you are 25 years of age or older and you hold, or have held within the last 5 years, a driver licence (other than a learner licence), that corresponds to a class C, RE or R licence granted from 1 of these countries.

 

  • Bulgaria

  • Cyprus

  • Czech Republic

  • Estonia

  • Hong Kong

  • Hungary

  • Latvia

  • Lithuania

 

 

  • Poland

  • South Korea

  • Romania

  • Slovakia

  • Slovenia

  • South Africa (Republic of)

  • Taiwan

 

(External territories of these countries are excluded)

If your driver licence has been issued in a country not listed, you will need to pass a written road rules test and practical driving test to get a Queensland driver licence.

If you hold a foreign licence and you fail a practical driving test, your authority to drive on your foreign licence will be withdrawn.

You will be able to use your foreign licence for the next practical driving test you take. If you need to practise before taking your next test you will have to get a Queensland learner licence

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