Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Can a Philippines drivers license be swapped for an Australian drivers license?

Hi guys and gals, if you are moving to Australia and are from the Philippines, you will unfortunately not be getting an Australian drivers license off the bat,

Short answer is NO. Unfortunately due to the fact that you can literally(under the counter) buy a Philippines drivers license, it is not recognized by Australian authorities.

For Sydney, NSW,  if you have a Philippines drivers license, and are a permanent residence (PR visa) it is NOT recognized in NSW Australia for a straight swap.

You need to do all the tests and it varies by age group.

For over 25's you only have to do the Australian theory and practical test in order to get the license.


If you fail any of the test's, you will only be allowed to apply for a learners license! So don't fail it.

Probably worth getting some driving lessons. The Filipino way of driving will not pass an Australian test.

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