Visit or move to WA

Find out about driving on your overseas or interstate licence in Western Australia and using your WA licence when travelling.

If you are visiting WA, you can drive on your interstate or overseas licence if it is current and valid.

You are considered to be a visitor to WA if you are:

  • a tourist
  • on a business trip
  • studying or working temporarily in WA.

If you are moving to WA to live from overseas or interstate, you can use your current licence from your home country or state for up to 3 months.

After 3 months, you must apply to transfer your licence to a WA driver’s licence.

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 Moving from interstate

Find out the driver’s licence requirements when moving to WA from another Australian state or territory.

 Transfer your overseas licence

Find out how to apply to transfer your overseas licence to a Western Australian driver's licence.

 Visiting from overseas or interstate

Find out about using your overseas or interstate driver's licence while visiting Western Australia.

 Using my WA licence interstate

You can drive in any part of Australia on your Western Australian driver licence.

 Using my WA licence overseas

If you plan on driving overseas you will need an international driver permit (IDP) and your WA licence.
Page last updated: Wed Jan 24 2024 2:09:26 PM