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Hi all,

 

I am in Aus (QLD) on a 457 visa so never bothered to get an Australian license as its just an extra expense.

 

My partner just got his learners and I was wondering if I can supervise him on my UK license (it is full and current and I have had it for over 8 years). I have searched and searched the internet but have only found information which implies that it is ok (i.e. in the logbook it says 'the supervising driver confirms that they have a an open class c license. If the license was obtained outside QLD, it must be the equivalent' blah blah blah) Nowhere does it say whether the license has to be Australian.

 

I tried calling the department of transport but theyre closed till monday and we would really like to get started this weekend...

 

Can anyone help?

 

Thanks

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i believe you must be a holder of an australian drivers licence outside of QLD means from another state

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Guest guest36187

You can only use your uk license for so long though. I pretty sure after three months you have to change it

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You can only use your uk license for so long though. I pretty sure after three months you have to change it

 

That's only if you have PR - if you are on a temp visa you don't have to change it for normal driving.

 

Sorry, don't know about the learner driver bit.


Moved on a 179 PR visa Feb 2012; Citizenship granted Jan 2016. Settled in Adelaide. Loving it and feel like everyday is paradise compared to life in the UK.

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Guest Guest31881

If you want to supervise a learner, you will find you need an Australian license.

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I think it's only like $70 to swap your license... I swapped a UK Provisional for my Aus learners, I thought they would revoke the UK Provisional but they didn't, I still got to keep it. Your safest bet is to change it or to call the police about it.


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Thanks for your help everyone.

 

I spoke to the department of transport and you are allowed to supervise learner drivers on a foreign license providing its the equivalent of a QLD class c open license and you have held it for one year.

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Thanks for your help everyone.

 

I spoke to the department of transport and you are allowed to supervise learner drivers on a foreign license providing its the equivalent of a QLD class c open license and you have held it for one year.

Thanks for the update that's great news it means my mother can supervise her grandsons driving from now on:biggrin:


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