Driving Tests for International Driver’s Licence Holders
Requirements in Perth for Overseas Drivers Licence and Non – Permanent Residents (working visa holders, refugees, and visitors)
You are legally allowed to drive on your current, valid overseas drivers licence in Western Australia providing that:
You remain a visitor, not a permanent resident
The overseas licence remains valid and current
Your licence is NOT disqualified in the country of origin
You have not had your driver’s licence suspended or cancelled in your Country
Temporary overseas visiting drivers include:
Individuals or groups on business trips
People studying in Perth or working temporarily (working visa holders)
Your international licence must be written in English. If not, you must have an English translation or an International Driver’s Permit with your original licence. Also, a legitimate translation does not have to be a photo ID document.
In Western Australia, licensing is administered by the Department of Transport. Visit the DoT website for any related matters.
You can drive legally as long as your licence for the entirety of your trip does not expire during the stay in Western Australia.
If you have a Permanent Residence Visa you will need to apply for a West Australian driver’s licence after Three months you can not continue to drive on an overseas licence or an IDP.
You can not continue to drive on an overseas licence or an International Driver’s Temporary Permit after 3 months from acquiring Australian Permanent Residency Documents.
Renting a car in WA
If you intend to rent a car after you arrive, most rental companies in Perth require a full International Driver’s Licence and a photo ID. Most importantly, before travelling to Western Australia ensure you comply with the local regulations. So, do your research diligently.
At Driving School WA we provide Driving Test preparation for International Licence holders. After becoming permanent residents, it is mandatory to obtain a WA driver’s licence within three months. Otherwise, you are going to drive unlicensed. Be sure you are aware of your status because of potential fines and disqualification. If you have any questions call us because we helped many thousands of clients get the WA’s driver’s licence.
Our driver training
We specialize in Auto or Manual car driving lessons and Practical Driving Test routine familiarization. If you need to hire our vehicle for your driving test, we can provide you with one. We recommend a few driving lessons despite your previous experience. Moreover, road rules and regulations may be different than in your Country. Please feel free to call us for a friendly consultation or Book Online Drop us an Email or Call 0403727030
I can drive and I don’t need driving lessons!
Familiarization with driving test procedure is necessary. Knowing how to drive a vehicle doesn’t mean you will meet the standard. In our experience, if an overseas licence holder goes for a practical driving test without any preparation they fail. According to our findings, it’s 100% fail rate because a candidate has no knowledge od test particulars. On the other hand, those who have a few driving sessions with us, they usually pass on the first attempt. Therefore, they save money and time obtaining the WA driver’s licence. Also, we can find suitable test dates (our clients only). So go ahead and contact us for more info.