Driving in Victoria.
Can I use my Overseas Driver Licence to drive in Victoria?.
You can drive in the state of Victoria, Australia, using your overseas licence when you first arrive in Victoria.
If you are planning on staying in Victoria for more than 6 months, you will need to convert your overseas licence to a Victorian licence by the end of that 6 months.
This new law applies from 29 October 2019, regardless of whether your Visa is Temporary or Permanent, or if you have an international driving permit.
You can find out how to apply for a Driver Licence in Victoria at:
You may need to prove your genuine visitor status to the Traffic Police, if required.
You need to carry your Driver Licence and English Translation or International Driving Permit at all times while driving.
International Driving Permits.
An International Driving Permit (IDP) or International Drivers Licence is a United Nations sanctioned document that translates your driving classification into nine different languages and is recognised in over 150 countries.
Seat Belts in Australia.
Seat Belts are Compulsory in Australia for all occupants of the car.
A passenger who is under 4 years old must not be in the front row of a motor vehicle that has 2 or more rows of seats.