If you've moved to NSW from another Australian state or territory, you can only drive in NSW on an interstate licence for 3 months. After that period you'll need to visit a service centre and apply to transfer your licence to a NSW driver licence.
Sometimes interstate checks need to be made so allow plenty of time for a transfer to be processed.
There's no fee to transfer a current unrestricted or provisional licence. If your licence has expired, or is just about to, a fee will be charged.
Note that drivers 75 years or older are required to undergo a medical review, and may have to take a practical driving test.
What you need
- your interstate or territory licence
- your proof of identity
- your medical report (if applicable)
- the PDF form – 'Licence Application'.
How to transfer
- Download and complete the Licence Application – PDF.
- Make sure you have all your documentation.
- Visit a service centre and provide the information in person.
- When you apply for or renew a licence card or Photo Card at a service centre, it will be posted to you at no extra cost. Cards usually arrive within 10 working days.
- If you haven’t received your card through the mail within 10 working days, please call us on 13 77 88.
- Renewal notices are mailed generally within 6 weeks of the card's expiry date giving you plenty of time to plan ahead and renew early.
- For driver licence renewals or applications a receipt is provided which allows people to drive until the card arrives in the mail. The receipt is valid for 30 days.
- Further information about centralised photocard printing is available on the Transport for NSW website.