Driving with a Nepali/ overseas licence in Australia
If the driving license is in another language than English, it should be translated into English, and documents should be carried while driving.
The following information is only for temporary visits and visas only (including students and tourists):
You can drive in the following states and territories as long as the license is valid:
- South Australia SA – Adelaide
- Queensland QLD Brisbane
- Australian Capital Territory ACT – Canberra
- Tasmania TAS – Hobart
- Western Australia WA – Perth
In NSW and Victoria, you need to convert to NSW Drivers license after 6 months:
New South Wales NSW – Sydney
- Starting July 1, 2023, temporary visa holders in NSW must obtain a NSW driver’s license within six months if they want to continue driving.
- Overseas license holders who are residents of NSW before July 1, 2023, are exempt from this requirement.
Victoria VIC – Melbourne
- If you have an overseas or interstate licence, you’ll need to convert to a Victorian licence within six months of residing in Victoria.
In NT, you can drive with an overseas license for up to 3 months only, and you need to apply for conversion within this time if you want to continue driving in the NT
Northern Territory NT – Darwin 3 months
- If you’re a new Northern Territory (NT) resident or visitor, you can drive with your interstate or overseas licence for up to 3 months.