Overseas Motorcycle Licence Conversion Process

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If you are looking at obtaining your Victorian motorcycle licence and you are, or were, the holder of an overseas motorcycle licence, your motorcycle licence or riding experience may be recognised by VicRoads.

If your overseas motorcycle licence or riding experience is recognised by VicRoads then you may not have to do any testing or waiting periods may not be applicable to you.

What You Need To Do

Step 1 - Visit VicRoads

Take your overseas motorcycle licence to any VicRoads office

Step 2 - Obtain A Determination

Get VicRoads to confirm whether your overseas licence is from a recognised country

  • If your overseas licence is from a recognised country you will not be required to undertake any motorcycle riding assessments
  • You may be required to make another appointment with VicRoads to change over your overseas motorcycle licence to a Victorian motorcycle licence
  • If your overseas licence is not from a recognised country get VicRoads to confirm whether they will recognise your overseas motorcycle riding experience
  • If VicRoads recognise your overseas motorcycle riding experience then get VicRoads to make a note on your file stating that your overseas motorcycle licence has been sighted and you are approved to complete the overseas motorcycle conversion process. Under the motorcycle conversion process you will be required to complete the motorcycle learners permit course and motorcycle licence course

Step 3 - Check Test Requirments

If you do not hold a current Victorian motor car licence or learner permit you will also be required to make an appointment with VicRoads to complete the motor car Learner Permit Knowledge Test and hazard Perception Test at a VicRoads office. You need to do this prior to booking your overseas motorcycle conversion course

Step 4 – Contact Armstrongs and book in for the following courses:

What You’ll Pay

The Overseas Motorcycle Licence Conversion Process

Course Type Length Weekday Fee Weekend Fee  
2 Day Learners Permit Course 2 days $449.10 $512.10 Find Next Course Request a Booking
Motorcycle Lesson & Licence Test 2 hrs $252.00 $297.00 Find Next Course Request a Booking

The VicRoads Learners Permit fee of $24.20 is not included in the course fee. Upon successful completion of the 2 Day Learners Permit course students will need to pay the issue fee to Armstrongs on behalf of VicRoads. Armstrongs will then issue a paper Learners Permit receipt which is to be used as evidence of holding a valid Victorian Motorcycle Learners Permit. VicRoads will mail out a plastic Learners Permit which may take up to 6 weeks.

As at 1 July 2019, the VicRoads Learners Permit Fee will increase to $25.10 and an additional VicRoads Assessment Fee of $17.60 will also be payable to Armstrongs on behalf of VicRoads upon the successful completion of a learner permit assessment. Upon payment of the VicRoads Assessment Fee and VicRoads Learners Permit Fee, Armstrongs will issue a VicRoads paper learner permit receipt which is to be used as evidence of holding a valid Victorian Learner Permit. VicRoads will mail out a plastic Learner Permit which may take up to 6 weeks.

† A weekend course is considered any course where one or both days of the course are conducted on a weekend.

The VicRoads Licence Variation Fee of $30.80 is not included in the course fee. Upon successful completion of a licence assessment students will need to pay the Licence Variation Fee to Armstrongs on behalf of VicRoads. Armstrongs will then issue a VicRoads paper licence receipt which is to be used as evidence of holding a valid Victorian Motorcycle Licence.

The As at 1 July 2019, the VicRoads Licence Variation Fee will increase to $31.50 and an additional VicRoads Assessment Fee of $17.60 will also be payable to Armstrongs on behalf of VicRoads upon the successful completion of a licence assessment. Upon payment of the VicRoads Assessment Fee and VicRoads Licence Variation Fee, Armstrongs will issue a VicRoads paper licence receipt which is to be used as evidence of holding a valid Victorian Motorcycle Licence. VicRoads will mail out a plastic consolidated car/rider licence which may take up to 6 weeks.

Where a student is required to be issued with a 3 Year First Licence (21 Years & Over) or a 4 Year First Licence (Under 21 Years), these fess are not covered in the course fee listed above. A student requiring a 3 Year First Issue fee will be required to pay an additional $80.80 (increasing to $82.80 on 1 July 2019) and a student requiring a 4 Year First Licence will be required to pay an additional $107.70 (increasing to $110.30 on 1 July 2019) upon the successful completion of their course.

A $15.00 discount will apply to those students wishing to use their own motorcycle. Please advise Armstrongs at the time of booking and to confirm that your motorcycle meets minimum performance requirements to satisfy VicRoads on-road assessment criteria.

What You’ll Need

Victorian motor car licence of learner permit.

If you do not have a Victorian motor car licence of learner permit then you will need to bring:

  • Proof of Victorian Residence (such as utility bill or phone bill)
  • Passport (or other proof of identity documents)
  • Proof that you have passed the VicRoads motor car Learner Permit Knowledge Test
  • Proof that you have passed the VicRoads Hazard Perception Test

What You'll Learn

  • Vital knowledge of motorcycle/scooter components and their use;
  • Essentials of moving, turning and stopping the motorcycle/scooter;
  • Critical skills for hazard avoidance including emergency braking and counter steering;
  • Cornering techniques and the importance of advanced observation, cornering lines and throttle control;
  • Theory principles relating to safe road riding (road craft and defensive riding techniques);

All training is conducted prior to any testing, maximising the training benefits to aid in the successful completion of the learner's permit course.

Questions? Call us on 03 9464 6464 or Request a Booking
Armstrongs Remains Open - Training Available to Essential Workers (With Permit) & Future Workers In A Permitted Industry (No Permit). Heavy Vehicle & Motorcycle Courses Permitted.

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