NSW makes changes to overseas licence policy

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has made two key changes that impact overseas licence holders within the state.

Overseas licence holders on temporary visas who intend to reside in New South Wales will now need to convert to a NSW licence within six months.

The six-monthly residence rule is one of two changes to the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2017, that came into effect on July 1 and impact those driving on an overseas licence, including heavy vehicle drivers.

The second change to be implemented is a withdrawal of driving privileges that relate to if a person accrues 13 demerit points, is convicted of a serious driving offence, is suspended or disqualified from driving a motor vehicle in any part of Australia or another country or, is convicted of a drug or alcohol-related driving offence.

More information is available here.

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