Licencias de manejo.

¿Puedo manejar con la licencia de coche o motocicleta de México? ¿Y de otros vehículos que necesitan licencia? ¿Es necesario obtener la licencia? ¿Cuanto cuesta? ¿Cuesta lo mismo en cada estado o territorio?

Si piensas manejar en Australia, seguir las normas es, no sólo recomendable: es fundamental.

  • Primero puedes leer la información básica para manejar en ése estado o territorio. La encontrarás lineas abajo, para cada estado o territorio.
  • En segundo lugar, sugiero descargues el app de la NRMA (National Roads and Motorists’ Association) The Australian Driving Test, que tiene 2600 preguntas referentes a los reglamentos de cada estado o territorio, para los vehículos que requieren licencia de conducir. Puede ayudarte a ir estudiando las normas por estado. Por cierto: una vez descargado, si lo deseas, escoge la opción en español. Sugiero revises los otros app: pueden ayudar.

Selecciona las imágenes: la primera es para la app de iOS y la segunda para Androide.

  • Por último, sugiero entrar en las ligas, de cada estado o territorio, que muestran en detalle los derechos y obligaciones de los conductores de automóviles, motocicletas, y demás vehículos  que requieren una licencia de conducir
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ACT

Visiting or moving to the ACT

Visiting drivers are not required to obtain an ACT driver licence provided your overseas licence and international driving permit remain current and your tourist or visitor status remains unchanged.

Driver licence holders moving to the ACT to reside are required to obtain an ACT driver licence within three months of taking up residency in the ACT.

A visiting driver is a person who arrives in the ACT with no intention of becoming a resident. This includes:
* tourists;
* business people;
* people visiting friends or relatives;
* visitors on working holiday visas; and,
* people studying or working temporarily in the ACT who intend to return to their home state or country when they finish their study or employment.
If you are an overseas licence holder and you drive in the ACT you must carry:
* your foreign driver licence witten in English; or,
* your international driving permit accompanied by your foreign driver licence; or,
* your foreign driver licence that is not in English accompanied by an official English translation of the licence.

An official translation means a translation issued by the National Accreditation Authority For Translators and Interpreters or an Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators accredited translator.

An international driving permit is only valid if it is accompanied by the foreign licence.

A visiting driver must carry their licence while driving and must only drive types of vehicles authorised by their interstate or overseas licence.

Visiting drivers who hold an overseas driver learner licence must comply with all ACT road rules for a learner and any relevant restrictions endorsed on their overseas licence.

Información obtenida de la página del gobierno de ACT, que incluye Canberra.  Selecciona la imagen para entrar en la liga:

Northern Territory

 

If you do not hold a licence from one of the countries listed above, (México no está en las listas) you will have to pass a driver theory test and driving test to get an NT driver licence.

You will need to do all of the following to transfer your licence:
* provide a current overseas driver licence in English; or
* provide a current overseas driver licence not in English and one of the following documents:
* an international driving permit
* an official translation of the overseas licence into English by an authorised translator
* an original letter from the licensing authority in the country of origin
* pass an eye test at a MVR office
* pass a driver and / or riders knowledge test
* pass a balance and stability test or pre-learner rider training course – motorcycle riders only
* pass a practical driver and / or riders’ driving test
* pay a licence fee.

You also need to submit proof of identity and residency and fill in a licence form (324.2 kb).

You will be issued with an interim licence so you can undertake a practical driving and/or riding test. Once you have been issued with an interim licence in the NT, your overseas licence is invalid for use in Australia.

Once you’ve received your interim licence, you will need to pass a practical test to receive your full licence.

Información obtenida de la página del gobierno de Northern Territory. Selecciona la imagen para entrar en la liga:

NEW SOUTH WALES

Driving in NSW on an overseas licence

If you hold an overseas licence, you are allowed to drive the vehicles covered by your overseas licence in NSW indefinitely, as long as:

  • You remain a temporary overseas visitor.
  • Your overseas licence remains current.
  • You have not been disqualified from driving in NSW or anywhere else.
  • You have not had your licence suspended or cancelled, or your visiting driving privileges withdrawn.
  • You carry your overseas driver or rider licence. If your licence is not written in English, you must also carry an English translation, or an International Driving Permit.

You don’t have to get a NSW licence if you comply with these conditions, and can prove your genuine visitor status to NSW Police, if required. You should read the Road Users Handbook, the Motorcycle Riders’ Handbook and/or the Heavy Vehicle Driver Handbook to learn the current road rules in NSW.

You can choose to apply for a NSW licence if you wish – See Applying for a NSW licence as a temporary overseas visitor.

Información obtenida de la página del gobierno de New South Wales. Sugiero ingresar y revisar en detalle las condiciones. Selecciona la imagen para entrar en la liga:

QUEENSLAND

Driving in Queensland on an interstate or overseas licence

If you are visiting Queensland from another country or jurisdiction, you can drive if you have a valid overseas licence. If you are visiting Queensland from another Australian state or territory you can drive if you have a valid interstate licence. You can’t drive in Queensland with your interstate or overseas licence if you have been issued with a Queensland licence.

When driving in Queensland under your valid interstate or overseas licence you must:
* only drive the class of motor vehicle authorised on that licence
* comply with the conditions (if any) of your licence
* show your licence to a police officer when asked to do so.

If you are driving in Queensland on an overseas car licence, you may drive vehicles allowed under a Queensland class C licence. This includes vehicles up to 4.5t gross vehicle mass that may carry up to 12 people including the driver.

You can’t drive in Queensland if:
* you have been disqualified from holding or getting a driver licence by an Australian court
* your authority to drive in Queensland has been suspended because you:
– have not paid fines issued to you
– accumulated too many demerit points on your traffic history
– have been convicted of driving at more than 40km/hr over the speed limit
* your authority to drive in Queensland on your overseas licence has been withdrawn because you:
– become medically unfit to drive safely
– are an Australian citizen and you have been residing in Queensland for 3 months
– are not an Australian citizen, but before you took up residence in Queensland you were given a resident visa and you have now been residing in Queensland for 3 months
– are not an Australian citizen, but after you took up residence in Queensland you were given a resident visa and you have now been residing in Queensland for 3 months since getting the visa
– have failed a practical driving test in Queensland after 1 January 2014.

A resident visa is a permanent visa or special category visa under the Migration Act 1958 (Commonwealth). These visas allow a person to stay indefinitely in Australia. These do not include temporary, business or guardian visas.

If you drive in Queensland when you are not allowed to, you will be charged with unlicensed driving and you may have to appear in court. Find out more about driving without a licence.

Learn the Queensland road rules

If you are driving on your overseas licence, make sure you understand the Queensland road rules.
Read more about driving safely in Queensland.

Getting stopped by police

If you are stopped by police when you are driving, you will need to give your name and address and show your driver licence. You may also need to take a roadside alcohol breath test or drug saliva test.
If your licence is in a language other than English, you should carry a recognised English translation of it when you are driving. You should show this translation to police when you have to show your driver licence.
The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) has a list of approved translators

Información obtenida de la página del gobierno de Queensland, en relación a licencias de manejo. Selecciona la imagen para entrar en la liga.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Your residency status

A permanent resident is someone who has a visa that entitles them to remain in Australia indefinitely.

Overseas visitor with a temporary visa

Students, visitors and people working in South Australia on temporary visas can drive with an overseas licence as long as that licence has not expired.

You can only drive the same type of vehicle as your current overseas licence allows, and you must comply with any conditions on that licence.

You must carry one of these at all times when driving and show it, along with your passport, to police on request:
* a current overseas licence that is written in English
* a current licence with an English translation or an international driving permit.

If your licence expires while you are here and you are unable to renew it, you will have to apply for a South Australian driver’s licence.

Información obtenida de la página del gobierno de South Australia. Al ingresar en la liga, oprime donde dice “Please select”, y selecciona “Overseas visitors with a temporary visa”. Selecciona la imagen para ingresar en la liga.

TASMANIA

NEW TO TASMANIA

You can drive in Tasmania on your overseas licence if

  • you are a visitor OR
  • have a temporary visa (e.g. international students, refugees, working, holiday) OR
  • have a permanent visa that has not been issued more than 3 months, as long as:
    * Your overseas licence remains current;
    * You have not been disqualified from driving in Tasmania or anywhere else;
    * Your licence has not been suspended or cancelled;
    * Your visitor’s exemption (right to drive in Tasmania using your overseas licence) has not been terminated;
    * You have not been issued a Tasmanian driver licence (learner, provisional or full);
    * You carry your licence with you, and if it is not in English you also carry an International Drivers Permit or accredited translation.

Información obtenida de la página del gobierno de Tasmania, en relación a licencias de manejo. Conviene ingresar en la liga y leer todos los detalles. Selecciona la imagen para ingresar en la liga.

VICTORIA

Rules for temporary and permanent visas holders
Temporary Visa

If you hold a temporary visa:
* you are not required to get a Victorian driver licence and/or learner permit
* you can drive using your current overseas driver licence for the length of your stay
* your driver licence must be written in English or accompanied by an English translations on or international driving permit.

Información obtenida de la página del gobierno deVictoria (Vic Roads), en relación a licencias de manejo. Sugiero ingresar en la liga para conocer los detalles. Selecciona la imagen para ingresar en la liga.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Driving with an overseas licence

If you are a visitor to Western Australia (WA), you may drive only those vehicles that you are authorised to drive on your overseas licence, for as long as it remains valid in the country of issue.

If your overseas licence ceases to be valid, you must apply for a WA licence if you wish to continue driving (see procedure below).
Visiting drivers include:
* Overseas Defence Force personnel and their families.
* People on business trips.
* People with working holiday visas.
* People working temporarily in WA.
* Students studying in WA.
* Tourists.

If your overseas licence is not in English, you must carry an international driving permit or an approved English translation of your licence with you when you drive.

For information on translation services please refer to our Other languages page.

To be able to drive on WA roads with your overseas driver’s licence (and international driving permit, if applicable), you must:
* Carry your licence (and international driving permit, if applicable) with you at all times while driving and show it to a police officer if asked to do so.
* Comply with any other conditions of your licence.
* Drive only those vehicles that you are authorised to drive.
* Hold a current licence that is not suspended or cancelled (you cannot drive on your overseas licence if you are disqualified from driving or your driving privileges are withdrawn).

Información obtenida de la página del Departamento de Transporte de Western Australia. Sugiero ingresar en la liga para ver todoslos detalles. Selecciona la imagen para ingresar en la liga.