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 my license. She put a condition on my license for the residency and I will need to renew it every 12 months.
Nothing like this applied to any of my friends that moved from NZ to Australia, is it a new rule??
Are you a NZ citizen? If you are then you should be considered a resident for obtaining a drivers licence. The rules for temporary residents getting a NSW licence is fairly new (I got mine a few years ago.. and there was no distinction between permanent residents (incl NZ citizens) and temporary residents). If you find you are having trouble at a particular RTA, then just go to another one. Chances are that the person serving you just got confused or have no idea what they're doing.
I think the residence evidence the law requires is a permanent address, (rental arrangement or a utility bill in your or spouses name - or something else that proves that you are living here permanently) If someone held a New Zealand licence for 3 years, NSW RTA issues a NSW licence on paying a fee. My friend just had NZ Restricted licence for 3 years, now he got a full licence in NSW without any test at all.
Hi I am leaving for Sydney N.S.W Ausralia in the next couple of months and I wondered what is happening now with the NZ Restricted licence when you go to get your Australian licence. Do you go onto a full NSW licence or do you have to go on P plates? I am an older adult and have had my NZ restricted licence for 3 years now. Thank you for any help offered.
Hi i am leaving New Zealand to move to Brisbane. I have class 1 2 4L 6L F W T R. I just would like to know for my 4L 6L would these convert to restricted or full