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Advisory for Overseas Driver License Holders in Victoria Australia

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04 February 2020 – The Philippine Embassy notifies the public of the recent changes affecting overseas driver license holders in Victoria, Australia implemented by VicRoads.

  1. Overseas drivers living in Victoria for six months or more can no longer use their overseas driver license or learner permit to drive.

  Such overseas driver license holders are required to convert their license to Victorian, and overseas learner permit holders will need to take a Victorian learner permit test.

  This applies to all overseas drivers, regardless of their visa status and whether they were granted a certain visa type before and after they arrive in Australia.

  1. From 29 October 2019, any overseas driver, regardless of their visa status, will have six months to get a Victorian driver license or learner permit.

  Any overseas driver living in Victoria prior to 29 October 2019 has until 29 April 2020 to convert their overseas license.

  Any overseas driver living who arrived in Victoria after 29 October 2019 has 6 months from the day they arrived to convert their overseas license.

To avoid unnecessary inconvenience, PH driver license holders who wish to convert to Victorian driver license, are advised to convert their licenses to the Victorian driver’s license within six months after date of arrival in Australia. Please ensure that you have the following important requirements, among others:

  1. a duly-Apostilled Certification from the issuing authority, Land Transportation Office (LTO), on the authenticity of your PH driver license;
  2. original PH driver license card;
  3. original proof of identity (PH passport)

For more information, please visit the website of VicRoads at
or email END

With the entry into force of the Apostille Convention in the Philippines, the Embassy/Consulate no longer provides authentication services to Philippine documents to be submitted to Australian authorities, including PH driver license certificates.

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