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Driving in Tasmania
A Permanent Resident is normally allowed to drive for 3 months before needing an Australian Licence, after that period they would be classed as driving without a valid licence.
A person on a Temporary or Visitors Visa is allowed to drive a private vehicle on a valid CURRENT driving licence from their own country, for as long as they have a valid visitors visa.
These visiting motorists are required to carry their licence (and English translation if applicable) at all times while driving and produce it to Police on request.
Production of their temporary visas may also be required as evidence of their temporary residential status.
New arrivals from the UK, and other selected countries
No Theory Test, or Practical Test, is now required for UK Car Drivers
If an applicant for a Tasmanian licence holds an overseas provisional licence, the Tasmanian provisional conditions will apply.
If the overseas licence is non provisional, the applicant will be issued with a non provisional Tasmanian licence
Tasmania Driving Licence Fees
- Licence fee – 1 year = $28.20
Licence fee – 5 year = $97.55 (2,3 & 4 year licences are available)
Minimum driving age in Tasmania, Australia
You must be 15 years and 11 months old before you can sit the knowledge test, and be 16 years or over to hold a learner licence.
You must be 16 years and 11 months old before you can undertake the practical test for a provisional licence, and 17 years to hold a provisional driver licence.