OVERSEAS LICENCE HOLDERS.
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:
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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:
- Overseas Licence
- NAATI approved translation (if licence is not in English)
- Primary Proof of Identity
- Secondary Proof of Identity
- 3rd Proof of Identity (can be primary or secondary)
- Proof of Residency
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