Forum Category: Vehicles & Driving

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Are demerit points in New Zealand transferred when you convert your NZ license to an Australian equivalent?

Just wanting to know whether you have a clean slate when you convert your NZ drivers license to a Victorian license or whether the demerit points are also brought across. Any experiences would be great!

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Wheels tracks and rollers

When we change our NZ licence, will our wheels, tracks and rollers be honoured on our Australian licence?

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Left NZ on a learners, disqualified on an Australian, is my learners in NZ still valid?

So I left NZ on a learners, converted it to Australia etc.. Got done for drink driving many times, in 2013 I came back to NZ. Would my learners still be valid here in NZ?

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Nz Learners... Is it a open in WA now (2016)?

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Did you have to surrender your NZ driver's licence?

Hi all, Visited VicRoads recently to check if I could convert my NZ licence to an Australian one and I was told that I needed to surrender my NZ licence first for them to replace it with an Australian one. Just checking to see if this happened with others or ...

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What is my restricted equivelant to? I've had it for one and a half years now

Just wondering what my restricted license (had it for 1.5 years) is equivalent to in Australia? I'm moving to the Gold Coast. Also if i manage to pass my full before I go does that just automatically transfer to an Australian full license?

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If I'm 16 and on a learner licence in NZ. Can I change it for an Australian one even though you have to be 17?

I'm looking to get my motorcycle license in nz next year (as I'm 15 now) and I might possibly move to perth that same year, can I get my nz learner motorbike license exchanged for an australian one, even tho I'll be 16. As I have read you have to ...

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What sort of cost am I looking at to import my skyline from NZ to Perth

I would like to know what sort of costs I'm looking at and what the process and requirements are.

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How much would it cost to import my Nissan skyline from NZ to Western Australia?

I am looking at moving over and taking my skyline with me, so want to know the pricing and the process to do so,

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What license would I get if I convert my NZ learners to a QLD license? and costs?

Ive held my NZ learners for 2 years and wondering if I converted it to QLD license, would I go straight onto my ‘p' plates? And costs to change it?

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What are the cost of maintaining a car in NSW / VIC .. like WOF, rego, private insurance, etc?

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I have a New Zealand restricted license, now living in Queensland what license can I transfer to?

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Can I obtain an Australian Driver's License if I've been convicted of a DUI in the US?

I was convicted in 2013, my license was revoked and suspended until Nov 2014. I never served any time or was required to do community service. I'm currently going to apply for a Defacto visa with my Aussie boyfriend. If I was back in the US I would be able ...

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I'm buying a trailer in SA but taking it back to Vic where I live.

How long can I keep the SA reg? Any other advice?

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Can someone with a NZ learners license change it over to a WA license, or do you have to start again?

My friend has had their NZ learners license for 10 years and is over 25 years old. Can they change their learners to a WA license or do they have to start again? Thanks

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What is involved and the cost to take a motor bike trike over to Australia?

I have a customised motor cycle trike, I would like to take with me to Australia. What is involved and is it costly to do so?

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I'm buying a car in NSW. How do I register it in Western Australia?

I'm buying a car in NSW and will be touring for about a year with it. What happens when you are out of NSW and in, say, WA? Do you need to get the car inspected once a year in NSW? If so, how do you get around that? I ...

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How to certify a New Zealand hot rod in Queensland, Australia?

Do you have any information on getting a NZ hot rod that has NZ vin plates certified in Queensland? Any help or contacts most appreciated.

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NZ restricted license to (full?) South Australian license?

I'm moving to Adelaide soon and I've had my NZ restricted for 4 years now and I'm over 19 years old. Can I get my full South Australian license or do I have to have South Australian resticted/P2?? I contacted the SA transport agency and they were really really unclear ...

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Can I drive in Australia on a NZ or UK drivers licence?

If so, for how long? Do I have to take a driving test in Australia?

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How to convert NZ driver licence to Australian driver licence

What do you need to convert a Kiwi full licence to an Australian driver licence? Here's what I know: 1.NZ passport 2.NZ driver licence 3.Proof of address I live in Australia? (I am going to stay at a backpackers temporarily. Is it okay to use their address?) Can someone correct ...

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Can I convert my NZ forklift licence to an Australian one?

I am planning to move Australia and would like to do my forklift licence in New Zealand before I move but told that NZ forklift licence cannot be converted to Aussie. Is that true? Help....

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Can I transfer my NZ "truck" (class 4) licence to an Australian equivalent (HR) in Perth?

I can see there are a few similar questions, but no full answers. Can I just transfer, or do I need to do the tests in Australia again?

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How do I get an MC license? I have a Class 5 NZ.

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Should I sit my full driver's licence in New Zealand or in Australia?

Hi there, I'm currently on my NZ restricted licence. I'm contemplating whether to sit my full licence here or in Aussie. I've heard that NZ full licence holders can automatically switch to an Australian full licence. Thanks.

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Working on an NZ licence in AUS

Hi there, I have moved to Brisbane QLD and I have a full NZ drivers licence. I thought I could only use my drivers licence here for three months but when I went to the ministry of road transport the ladies there didn't seem to understand my question. Can I ...

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If I have a current disqualification on my NZ licence can I still drive in Australia?

I have a 6 month disqualification on my NZ drivers licence for a DUI conviction. I am planning to move to Australia in 2months and while I'm not planning to drive until the end of the 6months, if I had to would I be able to legally drive in Australia ...

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Can I transfer a NZ learner licence for a Queensland learner licence?

I am moving to qld and have had a nz learner licence for a 18 months. Am I able to transfer it to a qld learner licence and do I still have to wait a year and do my 100 hours driving. I'm moving at the end of February and ...

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How do I go about converting a New Zealand learners license to Australian? (Gold Coast)

I've just moved to Australia and I'm looking at going back to New Zealand to get my learners license because I got told it converts to p's here (not really sure if that's true) I want to know if it'll be easier for me to go home and get my ...

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Have I held my NZ licence long enough to get a HR licence in WA?

IM about to head to WA from NZ and hopfully get an HR licence and try and start up in the mines . Ive heard that you need to have held a full AU drivers licence for 2 years before you can get your HR. Im 23 and have held ...

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Getting my driver's licence in Victoria, Australia

Can you help me please as I can't seem to get a straight answer. I am moving to Melbourne and about to sit my restricted licence in New Zealand. I hear that as I would have not have held my licence for three years by the time I move I ...

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Can I use my New Zealand driver's licence in Australia?

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Would i still be eligible to drive even though I am a disqualified NZ driver for another 3 months?

I have been disqualified for a further 3 months due to demerit points. Although I'm moving over to Australia, i still have my full drivers license ID with me. Can I still convert my license into an Australian full license and still drive or will it show up as disqualified ...

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Problem getting a driver's license in Australia

I recently moved to Sydney (2 days ago) and when I applied for my drivers license, the lady keep saying I am not a resident and that I need to provide her documentation once I became an Australia Permanent resident in order for me to extend the expiry date on ...

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Applying for Aus HC license before suspension in NZ

I have a current class 5 truck license in New Zealand. I wil be losing it for 6 months on a log book infringement. Can I come to Australia before then and sit my HC license? And once my NZ license is suspended would my HC still be valid to ...

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Is it worth shipping our car from New Zealand to Australia?

Can someone tell me the prices for secondhand cars in Aussie? We have a 2005 Rav (72,000km). What are the prices for this type of vehicle over there? And what are the requirements to take it over (service etc?) And how much to register it in Australia? Any other fees?

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Does my New Zealand Licence renew it's 3 months if I leave then come back to Auz?

I have been in Auz for 3 months and then left the country for 3 weeks, but am returning soon. Since you can only drive on a New Zealand for 3 months before you have to get an Australian one, would my 3 months have been renewed since I physically ...

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Can you buy a car in Australia if you only have a NZ driver's licence?

A friend in Australia told us you couldn't buy a car there unless you had a Australian driver's licence!

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How would you go about coverting New Zealand Heavy truck licenses over to an Australian?

If you have obtained class 2,4 & 5F licenses plus DGs, F endorsements & heavy earthmoving machine operating licenses in New Zealand would they need to be converted if moving to Perth Australia? If so, what would you need to do? Who would you need to speak to? And cost?

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I have full driver licences for Classes 1,2,4 and 5L. What do I need to do to get the Australian versions of these?

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Where is the best place to buy an affordable used car once we arrive in Brisbane?

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I have a full NZ driver's licence but I've only had it for a few months. Can I get a full Australian licence?

Will I be able to get a full Australian licence when I move over? Is there a required amount of time you need to have your full licence to be able to get a full Australian licence?

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Converting NZ class 2 license to Western Australia

Hi, I am currently Class 2 driver for 7 year in new zealand just wonder what does this convert to in western Australia. Cheers

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Can my partner move to auz after two DIC charges in 6 weeks and get a licence in Aussie?

Can my partner move to auz after two DIC charges and get a licence in Aussie? He is likely to lose his licence for 12 months or more here in NZ and we would like to know the chances of getting a licence in Aussie. Would he also need to ...

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Buying first car in Melbourne

This is mostly asking what needs to be done in Victoria, but since I am a first time car buyer anyway some advice would be appreciated. We are looking at getting a van, having a look at a few toyota hiaces. Don't want to spend a heap, but at the ...

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i am moving to Australia in 4 months and I was wondering what a New Zealand restricted coverts into an Australian driver's licence? Please Help

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Converting NZ restricted license to Wa license

I am think to relocating to Western Australia, I am currently holding restricted license for 4 years. Am I able to convert this? Cheers

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Class II heavy traffic licence = MR licence in Australia?

I have a Class II heavy traffic licence in NZ, which I think is the equivalent of oz's Medium Rigid licence - tractors and trucks up to 18 tonnes. When I get an aussie drivers licence will I have an MR licence or just a car licence?

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Guide to Bus, Trams & Trains in Melbourne

Hi Guys, I thought i'd share a few costs of transportation here in Melbourne I travel by Train then Tram to get to work each day Cost per week is $51 this covers a zone 2 weekly ticket, (Price going up next year 2012) Please note: this covers all transportation ...

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Anyone know what the first step is once you get your vehicle through Customs etc - i.e. WoF certification?

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Can I obtain an Australian driver's license if I am disqualified in New Zealand?

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NZ restricted license = What NSW license?

My partner and i are moving to NSW. I have a NZ restricted license which i have held since Dec 2006. What type of license will this entitle me to in NSW, and will I have to have P plates?

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How old do you need to be to get a Queensland driver's licence?

My daughter is 15 and can get her licence now before it changes in August, but I have heard that it will be worthless in Queensland?

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Am I better off to get my truck license in NZ or Perth, and does anyone know a good webpage to source about it?

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Hi - I just moved over from Christchurch. I'm wanting to get my truck licenses mr/hr. Just wondering if I'm able to get any help with costs as I'm not working yet?

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Can I drive in Australia if I have been banned for drink driving in England?

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What do I need to do to get my New Zealand restricted driver license changed over to an Australian one (Gold Coast)?

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Can I transfer my NZ driver's licence if I am on a 461 visa?

I read in a previous post that all you need is your Kiwi passport and NZ driver's licence to get it changed to an Australian one. My dilemma is that I don't have a Kiwi passport. I am British but have permanent residency for NZ. Will I be able to ...

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How do I apply for a full truck & trailer licence in Australia while still in New Zealand?

I'm a fuel tanker driver in New Zealand. How do I get a full truck & trailer licence in Australia while still living in New Zealand but planning to move to Australia?

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How long will it take to get a forklift licence in Queensland?

I have a current forklift certification here in New Zealand but not sure if it's any good in Queensland. Can anyone shed light on this? I'd appreciate it.

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My NZ restricted licence is disqualified - do I have to start from scratch in Australia?

Does that mean I have to start from Learners in Australia? I'm not able to obtain a licence here in New Zealand and I'll need one to travel to and from work.

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What's involved in getting a driver's licence in NSW?

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Who is the best company to transport our car to Australia from New Zealand?

We are trying to take our car to Sydney and the costs keep going up from the quotes we receive. So we want to sell our car and get one in Sydney. What are some car sales websites we can check? We are Ford people and we drive Falcons so ...

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