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If you are looking at obtaining your Victorian heavy vehicle licence and you are, or were, the holder of an overseas heavy vehicle licence or have overseas heavy vehicle driving experience your licence or driving experience may be recognised by VicRoads.
If your overseas heavy vehicle licence or driving experience is recognised by VicRoads then you may not have to do any testing or waiting periods may not be applicable to you.
In order for VicRoads to consider your exemption request you must:
If you have already obtained an exemption from VicRoads then please contact Armstrongs to book in for your heavy vehicle licence course.
If you haven’t obtained an exemption yet, this is what you need to do.
Get VicRoads to confirm whether your overseas licence is from a recognised country.
If your overseas licence is not from a recognised country you can apply for an exemption to get a Victorian heavy vehicle licence on the basis that you have previous (overseas) heavy vehicle driving experience.
Complete the VicRoads Application for Exemption From Heavy Vehicle Driver Licence Requirements (Recognition of Driving Experience).
Take your completed exemption application form and the following documents to a VicRoads office:
You can also submit your exemption application and supporting documents online via the VicRoads website.
VicRoads will then notify you of the outcome of your application in writing. If an exemption is granted, normal waiting periods to obtain a Victorian heavy vehicle licence may not be applicable to you and you will be able to book the heavy vehicle course that you are approved for immediately.
Contact Armstrongs and book in for the heavy vehicle course that you are approved for.
You can find the cost of each course and more information on any of the Armstrongs heavy vehicle course pages: