Moving your overseas licence to NSW
Moving to NSW with an overseas licence? You’ll need to get a NSW licence within 3 months to continue driving or riding. Here's how.
If you have a current overseas driver or rider licence, it will be converted in line with the NSW licensing scheme. See which NSW licence matches your current overseas qualification and experience.
Some overseas drivers and riders need to sit knowledge and/or driving tests to get a NSW licence. Check if you qualify for an exemption from these tests.
As well as completing a Licence Application form, you'll need to bring the right proof of identity and proof of permanent residency. You'll also need to have your documents translated if they're in a language other than English.
Submit your application in person at a service centre and complete your test requirements to receive your NSW licence.
Got your NSW road licence? Congratulations!
Whether you have your full licence or you're on a learner or provisional licence, it's important to know our road rules. Refer to the Road User Handbook or Motorcycle Riders’ Handbook to learn the current rules for NSW.
Stay safe and enjoy your journey.