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Davo453

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I am an Australian currently living in the UK but i'm on my way home soon (well this year anyway)

I had a WA licence before coming to the UK (MC class) but it is now some 11 years out of date and I just have a UK car licence.

I certainly don't expect to get an MC class when I return but wonder what I do.

Do I have to apply for a QLD licence first? or can i drive on the UK one for a time?

Can I somehow resurrect my old WA licence and transfer that?

Do I do a theory test or will i have to take a full test?

QLD Government sites on the net are confusing so any advice appreciated.....

 

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56 minutes ago, Davo453 said:

I am an Australian currently living in the UK but i'm on my way home soon (well this year anyway)

I had a WA licence before coming to the UK (MC class) but it is now some 11 years out of date and I just have a UK car licence.

I certainly don't expect to get an MC class when I return but wonder what I do.

Do I have to apply for a QLD licence first? or can i drive on the UK one for a time?

Can I somehow resurrect my old WA licence and transfer that?

Do I do a theory test or will i have to take a full test?

QLD Government sites on the net are confusing so any advice appreciated.....

 

I can only tell you our experience 14 years ago, same confusion  even when we went to their offices, until I went one day to book the theory test and was told that it was a straight exchange of a UK licence for a Qld one, seems like employees didn’t know and made it up the spot.

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14 minutes ago, BacktoDemocracy said:

I can only tell you our experience 14 years ago, same confusion  even when we went to their offices, until I went one day to book the theory test and was told that it was a straight exchange of a UK licence for a Qld one, seems like employees didn’t know and made it up the spot.

Thanks for that, when I moved from QLD to WA about 30 years ago I had to do a multiple guess test to get a WA licence. questions about the speed limit in Kings Park etc...

They love to keep the whole thing mysterious don't they 🙂

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3 minutes ago, Davo453 said:

Thanks for that, when I moved from QLD to WA about 30 years ago I had to do a multiple guess test to get a WA licence. questions about the speed limit in Kings Park etc...

They love to keep the whole thing mysterious don't they 🙂

I really think they just don’t know, I got my licence that day and rang my my wife to leave work there and then and get hers before the staff changed the following day

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10 hours ago, The Pom Queen said:

You can drive on your UK one for 3 months but will then need to transfer. It’s an easy enough process. https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/licensing/driver-licensing/overseas/transfer

Thanks for that i had read that page but it doesn't cover my exact situation ie Australian Citizen with an overseas licence but i guess the 3 months will apply anyway.

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5 minutes ago, Davo453 said:

Thanks for that i had read that page but it doesn't cover my exact situation ie Australian Citizen with an overseas licence but i guess the 3 months will apply anyway.

Sorry there is another option which would mean you converting your WA license over. However, as it’s been expired 5 years it would mean you doing all the testing again. So I’d go for the UK exchange. 


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Posted (edited)

Exchange the UK one. They won't care you're from WA, only that you've got a license. 

 

Edit: One thing though, make sure they put the correct amount of years onto your license. They forgot to do it with mine and assumed I'd just got my opens. 

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Hi all

I have a South African drivers license that was recently renewed does my drivers convert like in the above mentioned case or do I have to go through the process?

Thanx

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22 hours ago, Nikisha said:

Hi all

I have a South African drivers license that was recently renewed does my drivers convert like in the above mentioned case or do I have to go through the process?

Thanx

Have a read through this page (scroll down to near the bottom where the list of countries is) but i think if your over 25 you can convert it with no tests required  - https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/licensing/driver-licensing/overseas/transfer

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