Changing your Driver’s Licence

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With the exception of the Northern Territory, Commonwealth, State and Territory authorities have agreed to the implementation of a Defence Driving Licence Scheme (DDLS) for ADF personnel and eligible members of their families.

Under the DDLS, personnel and their families’ driving licences will be recognised throughout Australia and thus no requirement exists to change a driving licence solely because of a transfer interstate. However, on expiry, licences are to be renewed in the current State or Territory of domicile.

Defence members and their dependants are able to drive on their interstate licence as long as they have been issued with the Driver Identification document issued by the Department of Defence (AB-135), available from the member’s administrative unit.

The DDLS does not apply to transfer of vehicle registration., which is linked to Compulsory Third Party insurance schemes supplied by the private sector.

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