From 1 March 2015, a driver who has been issued with a Victorian driver licence or learner permit, will not be authorised to drive in Victoria using their interstate or overseas driver licence or learner permit.
This change is aimed at preventing drivers from trying to avoid sanctions by producing another licence. It prevents suspended or cancelled Victorian licence holders from continuing to drive, by producing another interstate or overseas licence.
If a person does not have a Victorian licence or permit, they will be able to drive in Victoria providing they are the holder of:
- an interstate licence or permit and have not resided in Victoria for more than 3 months,
- an overseas licence or permit and hold a non-permanent visa, or
- an overseas licence or permit and hold a permanent visa but have not resided in Australia for more than 6 months.
The fine for producing a non-Victorian licence or learner permit to law enforcement when driving from 1 March 2015 will be $295.
For further information about the changes, visit changes for interstate and overseas driver licence holders