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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.

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  • your interstate or territory licence
  • your proof of identity
  • your medical report (if applicable)
  • the PDF form – 'Licence Application'.
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  1. Download and complete the Licence Application – PDF.
  2. Make sure you have all your documentation.
  3. Visit a service centre and provide the information in person.
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  • 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 Roads and Maritime Services website.
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Payment methods

For online transactions:

  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, UnionPay, Diners Club or American Express).

For phone transactions:

  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express).

For transactions in person at a service centre:

  • cash (in Australian currency)
  • cheque (personal, bank or agency drawn)
  • money order
  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express* or EFTPOS), or
  • Android Pay app.

Please note that you may need to pay a merchant fee when paying by credit or debit card.

* Unfortunately, some locations may not accept American Express.

Need help?

We’re happy to help you with this transaction.

Feel free to call us on 13 77 88 or visit a service centre

Source url: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/transfer-interstate-driver-licence