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Driver Licence Information

Overseas Driver Licence Holders

Overseas driver licence holders from
Non-approved countries and jurisdictions
on the list below.

If your country is on the list
you need to book our NESB course

If your overseas driver’s licence is from a non-approved jurisdiction or country on the list below, you will need to complete all Graduated Licensing Scheme requirements which include:

  • Book our NESB PLLC Course
  • Pass the ACT Knowledge Test.Β  You may practice β–Ί here
  • Complete mandatory practice driving hours dependant on your age.
    • Clients under the age of 25 are required to complete 100 hours of driving practice with at least 10 hours during night time conditions; and
    • Clients aged 25 or above are required to complete 50 hours of driving practice with at least 5 hours during night time conditions.
  • Pass the Hazard Perception Test.Β  Practice β–Ί here
  • Hold an ACT Learner Driver Licence for the required tenure dependant on your age (your overseas driver licence tenure is honoured in this scenario):
    • Clients under the age of 25 are required to hold their ACT Learner Licence for a minimum of 12 months; and
    • Clients aged 25 or above are required to hold their ACT Learner Licence for a minimum of 6 months.

Once the above requirements are met, you must pass either a Government Driving Assessment or the Competency Based Training and Assessment before you can upgrade your ACT Learner Licence to an ACT Provisional Licence. You must hold your ACT Provisional Licence for a period of 3 years.

Overseas driver licence holders from
Approved countries and jurisdictions
not on the list below

Overseas holders of a full driver licence moving to the ACT are required to obtain an ACT driver licence within six months of taking up residency in the ACT.

Access Canberra must confirm your identity prior to completing this transaction. If you do not hold, or cannot produce, sufficient proof of identity you may be required to provide additional identity and/or residency documents to complete this transaction. Further information about identity requirements can be found on theΒ proof of identity and residencyΒ page.

If you are a holder of a full driver licence and from and approved country or jurisdiction or a holder of a full driver licence and from an experienced driver recognised country or jurisdiction and are 25 years of age or older no tests are required.

All Our Courses Are Now Managed And Delivered
By The Canberra Road Ready Centre in the ACT

Non English Speaking Drivers
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The Course has been approved by the ACT Government as an approved Learner Licence Training Course under section 15 (1) (b) of the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2000

Non-approved Countries and Jurisdictions

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Burkina Faso
Burundi
CΓ΄te d’Ivoire
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile

China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)
Costa Rica
Cuba
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Eswatini (fmr. “Swaziland”)
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Holy See

Honduras
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia

Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (formerly Burma)
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea
North Macedonia
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine State
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Korea
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine

United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe