Driving in Tasmania (TAS)

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Temporary visa

You are able to drive in Tasmania on a temporary visa, but you must carry:

  • Your current overseas licence; AND
  • An official English translation of your current overseas licence if your overseas licence is not in English OR a current International Driving Permit

In addition, you must not be disqualified from driving, and your licences must not be expired, suspended or cancelled.

Permanent visa

If you are on a permanent visa, you may drive in Tasmania on your current overseas licence for up to three months from the date that your permanent visa was issued. You must carry:

  • Your current overseas licence; AND
  • An official English translation of your current overseas licence if your overseas licence is not in English OR a current International Driving Permit

After the three months, you must hold a Tasmanian licence.

To transfer your overseas licence to a Tasmanian licence, you must:

  • provide evidence of your identity; AND
  • provide your overseas licence; AND
  • provide your International Driving permit or English translation of your overseas licence if required; AND
  • complete a licence application form
  • pass a knowledge test
  • pass a practical driving test
  • have your photograph taken and provide a signature

You may not be required to pass a Road Rules Knowledge test or a practical driving test, depending on whether you currently hold a Full driver licence from an approved country, or from an Experienced Driver Recognised Country.

For more information, please visit http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/licensing/newtotas

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