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Visiting motorists

Can I drive on my interstate licence in South Australia?

Interstate licence holders can drive on their interstate licence for a period of up to 3 months before having to apply for a South Australian licence.

Can I drive on my overseas licence in South Australia?

Foreign licence holders who are permanent residents at the time of their arrival in Australia can use their foreign licence for a period of up to 3 months before being required to apply for a South Australian licence.

Temporary residents and tourists can drive on their foreign drivers licence for the duration of their stay.

If I am disqualified interstate or overseas can I drive on my licence?

Interstate and foreign licence holders are restricted from driving if they are disqualified (whether interstate or overseas) and can be prohibited from driving if they are determined to be unsuitable to drive in South Australia or are impaired due to permanent or long-term injury or illness.

Visiting motorists  :  Last Revised: Thu Sep 18th 2014
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