ACT Driving School Canberra

International/Interstate Conversions

ACT driving school will make converting your international and interstate licences really easy and will provide you with all the necessary information and training.

Car Trainer Canberra International Interstate Conversions
  • Your driver’s licence must be current
  • You must provide proof of identity and proof of residency in the ACT
  • If you hold a learner’s permit you must provide licence history from your jurisdiction 

Overview

Interstate driver licence holders 

Learner interstate driver licence holders

If you already hold a Learner Driver’s Licence in another jurisdiction and want to use the licence tenure to sit a driving test in the ACT, you must obtain a licence history from the interstate jurisdiction. From the date you receive this licence history (date issued) you have 7 calendar days to provide this to an Access Canberra Service Centre to book your practical driving assessment with an ACT Government licence examiner. If the assessment is successful, you may then apply for a provisional driving assessment with an ACT government examiner or book Logbook competency method with ACT driving school. If you do not pass, you must go through the process of obtaining an ACT learners license before attempting another Government Assessment or opting for the ACT Log Book method.

Full interstate driver licence holders

Interstate driver licence holders converting their licence to ACT are required to obtain an ACT driver licence within six months of taking up residency in the ACT. If you are unable to present your interstate licence, or your licence has expired by more than a month, you must obtain a licence history from the interstate jurisdiction and provide it to Access Canberra. From the date you receive this licence history (date issued) you have 7 calendar days to provide this to an Access Canberra Service Centre and apply to be issued with an ACT licence.

Access Canberra must confirm your identity prior to completing this transaction. If you do not hold, or cannot produce, sufficient proof of identity you may be required to provide additional identity and/or residency documents to complete this transaction. 

If all your documents are approved by Access Canberra, you get your full ACT driver’s licence right away.

Overseas driver licence holders

Overseas holders of a full driver licence moving to the ACT are required to obtain an ACT driver licence within six months of taking up residency in the ACT.

If you are a holder of a full driver licence and from an approved country or jurisdiction or a holder of a full driver licence and from an experienced driver recognised country or jurisdiction and are 25 years of age or older no tests are required but if you are under the age of 25 years, and you are not sure about your driving skills ACT driving school can help you provide with best driving lessons in Canberra and you can opt for a one-off test with a government examiner or opt for competency method assessment. If you pass either of the tests you can have your full ACT driver’s Licence.

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