Holders of interstate driver’s licences can drive in Queensland in certain circumstances.
In particular, a person can drive in Queensland on an interstate licence if that person:-
- only drives the class of motor vehicle authorised on that licence;
- complies with the conditions (if any) of the licence; and
- carries the licence at all times when driving and immediately shows it to a police officer when asked to do so.
However a person cannot drive in Queensland on an interstate licence if they have been disqualified from holding a licence by an order of an Australian court and/or if their authority to drive on the licence has been suspended or withdrawn
Suspension of authority to drive in Queensland
A person’s authority to drive in Queensland will be suspended if they have:-
- unpaid court fines;
- an excess number of demerit points on their traffic history; or
- been convicted of driving more than 40km/hr over the speed limit.
Withdrawal of authority to drive in Queensland
A person’s authority to drive in Queensland will be withdrawn if:-
- they become medically unfit to drive safely; or
- they have been residing in Queensland for three months or more.
If a person is found to be driving in Queensland without the authority, they will be charged with unlicenced driving.
Please contact us for information about driving in Queensland on an interstate licence.