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Driving license

Penang Island...
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Driving license

I would like to ask do Malaysian who has Malaysia valid driving license, he or she still need to apply international license when driving in Australia? Or they can use their existing Malaysia driving license?

Please advise. Thanks

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Newcastle, Australia
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5,269 posts
207 reviews
1. Re: Driving license

Your licence needs to be in English. If it isn’t, you will need an International Driving Permit which is simply a translation of your licence.

All the best.

Darwin, Australia
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for Darwin
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7,299 posts
94 reviews
2. Re: Driving license

And you have to get the translation or international permit in your home country.

Penang Island...
2 posts
3. Re: Driving license

Thanks for your advise. Our driving license is bilingual which is in local language-Malay and English.

Melbourne, Australia
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4. Re: Driving license


All is good with your Licence. Familiarize yourself with the local driving laws as they are very stringent in Australia.


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