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UK HGV LICENCE on Working Holiday Visa

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Hi guys,

 

Just a quick question hoping that someone can help.

 

I have a friend planning on getting their working holiday visa and is a qualified HGV driver in the UK. We were wondering whether they would then be able to apply for their LOG book on arrival to Australia and gain employment as an HGV driver in Australia. Obviously we understand they would have to follow the confinements of the visa.

 

Does anyone have experience with this or know any information that may help? Anything would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

Si

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There would be no restrictions AFAIK. They just have to weigh up if it is worth spending their holiday getting the right licences or whatever just for a few months of work.

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Hi,

you cannot drive an HGV in Australia on a foreign licence. Your friend will have to take an Australian HGV test, it costs roughly $1500 for a two day course, you can apply to go straight to a semi licence and it is up to the state if they let you do that depending on experience. Victoria let me do it once I proved I have been driving HGVs in Britain for a couple of years. A lot of the semi trucks here are double de-clutch which is what I spent most of my time learning. The test it's self is probably easier than in Britain but I found the the clutch malarky a pain in the bum and had to spend an extra $500 for another half day to do the test.

 

RAS.

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Hi,

you cannot drive an HGV in Australia on a foreign licence. Your friend will have to take an Australian HGV test, it costs roughly $1500 for a two day course, you can apply to go straight to a semi licence and it is up to the state if they let you do that depending on experience. Victoria let me do it once I proved I have been driving HGVs in Britain for a couple of years. A lot of the semi trucks here are double de-clutch which is what I spent most of my time learning. The test it's self is probably easier than in Britain but I found the the clutch malarky a pain in the bum and had to spend an extra $500 for another half day to do the test.

RAS.

 

That's great to know RAS... And because we all know how well the states all run things, talking to each other so well... Would that be the same for NSW & QLD does anybody know?

 

cheers

 

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