Foreign licence holders given deadline to get a NSW drivers licence


All motorists will have a maximum of six months to drive on a foreign licence before having to convert to a NSW licence if they want to reside in the state and remain on the road.

As part of the NSW Government’s focus on road safety, the tightening of overseas licence usage removes a loophole left behind by the Liberal-National government that only required new arrivals to NSW from July 1 last year to convert their licence within six months of residing here.

Under Regulation changes announced today, anyone who has been driving on an overseas licence before that date will also be required to switch to a NSW licence within 12 months from today.

Read the full media release here (PDF, 87.79 KB)