You first need to check if your overseas driver’s licence is from a recognised country or an experienced driver recognised country. This will show you what tests you may need to take.
Existing overseas licences can be used for up to three months if you have a permanent resident visa. The three months apply from either the time you started living in WA or the date of your visa being granted if it wasn’t obtained overseas.
After three months, you need to pay to transfer to a WA driver’s licence by going to a Driver and Vehicle Services centre or regional agent with:
- a completed WA driver's licence application form and identification (PDF)
- your overseas driver’s licence
- an official translation from the Department of Social Services, official consulates or a certified translator if the licence is not in English
- proof you live in WA such as a power, water or gas bill
- one document that shows your signature
- the application fee.
An eye test is compulsory and your photo also needs to be taken for your new licence.