International Overseas Learner Driving Licence | Road Ready Centre ACT

Overseas Licence Status

If you hold a licence from another country, you must first determine the status of your licence. Licences from other countries fall into two categories: approved and non-approved.

You can check the status of your licence by following the blow button and scrolling to the bottom of the page:

Non-Approved Licence?

If your licence is not listed on the above page or you do not meet the stipulated requirements, your licence is considered non-approved and you will need to complete additional steps to obtain your full ACT licence. Please look at the FAQ section for more information.


 A: If you have a licence from a non-approved country, you are required to take a knowledge test and practical driving test. For both tests, you are required to provide the following:

  1. Overseas Licence
  2. NAATI approved translation (if licence is not in English)
  3. Primary Proof of Identity
  4. Secondary Proof of Identity
  5. 3rd Proof of Identity (can be primary or secondary)
  6. Proof of Residency

See:  Proof of Identity Requirements ACT. 

For the Knowledge Test you will also need to provide 2 passport photos or bring $5 for them to be taken by road ready staff.

 A: The same documents provided for the knowledge test should be taken with the knowledge test certificate to any Canberra Connect Shopfront and the practical driving test can be booked.

 A: Where an overseas licence holder fails a practical assessment with a Government examiner, the overseas licence is deemed to be invalid and the licence holder is required to take out a learner licence and abide by the conditions of that licence.

 A: If the licence is to be obtained through the CBT&A (Logbook) system a learner licence will need to be taken out.

Note: If this is the case, the overseas licence becomes invalid for use in the ACT at the point the learner licence is issued.

 A: Applicants requiring a heavy vehicle classification will be obliged to undertake the appropriate knowledge tests and a practical driver assessment.

 A: If you have never held a drivers licence, you must abide by the normal requirements to obtain an ACT licence. Meaning the progression through the Road Ready Course, Knowledge Test, learner licence and provisional licence.

 A: You do not need to book. Simply go to one of our Road Ready Centres and undertake the test, Monday to Friday 9am-4pm and Saturdays 9am-11am:

  • Licence applicants can practice the knowledge test on this site and will need to provide the appropriate 3 forms of Identity and Proof of Residency at the time they present for the test. A list of ID requirements can be found in the ACT road rules handbook which can be purchase at any Access Canberra Shopfront or from here.

 A: No, but an interpreter can be arranged for most languages, please contact the relevant location to book an appointment. Please contact us if you need and interpreter.

 A: Prices depend on the number of tests taken:

  • 1st appointment: $42.75 for each attempt (includes interpreter) a maximum of 2 attempts a day
  • 2nd appointment: $42.75 for each attempt (includes interpreter) a maximum of 2 attempts a day.

Any further appointments will need to pay an additional fee for the interpreter:

  • $180.31 for Monday to Friday
  • $288.25 for Saturday

*Please note: All of our Road Ready offices are CASHLESS offices*

Any cancellation of bookings made without 24 hours notice will be taken as an appointment.

 A: To obtain your ACT learner motorcycle licence you must:

  • be at least 16 years and nine months old
  • successfully complete a Road Ready Learner Licence Course, including a computerised knowledge test on the ACT Road Rules unless you already hold a driver licence
  • undertake a government approved rider training course with Revolution Rider Training – www.revolutionridertraining.com.au