Victorian Driver's Licence - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to drive a motor vehicle in Victoria. A full driver's licence is granted through various stages of competency known as learner and provisional licences. A motor vehicle can be a car, motorcycle, boat or marine vessel.

There are various classes of licence available, including:

  • car
  • motorcycle
  • marine
  • tractor
  • light rigid
  • medium rigid
  • heavy rigid
  • heavy combination
  • multi combination.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a driver's licence you must:

  • meet the minimum age requirements
  • be physically fit to drive
  • pass all the practical and theoretical examinations
  • pay the prescribed fees
  • submit a properly completed application form.

If you already have a driver's licence from another jurisdiction or country and are moving to Victoria you will need to obtain a Victorian Driver's Licence.

There may be different requirements depending on whether you have an interstate licence or an overseas licence. Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


3 to 10 years.



Fees will vary, depending on the class and length of licence duration. Please consult the responsible agency for further information on fees to be submitted.



You will need to lodge your application directly with the Agency, take a theoretical or practical test, and submit the prescribed fees. You will also need to provide adequate identification (see attached checklist).

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Act(s) name

Road Safety Act 1986 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2009 (Victoria)

Contact details

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address:
PO BOX 1644
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Operating address:
60 Denmark Street
Victoria 3101


13 11 71


03 8391 3216


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