Please note that these instructions only apply if you're driving a car or motorbike - If you're looking to to drive a lorry, bus or minibus you have to sit the UK theory and practical test.
For the first 12 months:
You're good to drive around the UK with your Aus / NZ driver's licence. No forms to fill, no fees to pay!
After a Year:
If you're here for over a year, you'll need to exchange your licence for a British licence. Naturally, now there's a form and a fee - but it's only £50!
- Step 1: Order D1 Pack online from the DVLA
- Step 2: Send the form, fee and any documents you need to (including your current driving licence) to the address on the form
When can you apply: As soon as you've been in the UK for 185+ days
How long will it last: Up to 5 years, as long as your licence remains valid
What happens after 5 years: Er... I'll come back to you on that one!
If you're need more help on this, or have a licence from a country other than Australia or New Zealand, visit: