Overseas Applicants

Overseas Applicants

People from other countries who take up residence in the ACT must hold an ACT Driver Licence. They must comply with the Graduated Licence Scheme which came into effect from 1 January 2020.

To obtain an ACT Driver Licence an overseas applicant must:

  • Complete the Pre-Learner Licence Course;
  • Pass the ACT Road Rules Knowledge Test;
  • Visit an Access Canberra Service Centre to apply for the issue of a learner licence, provide proof of their identity and residency and pay the required fee.

Documents not in English are to be accompanied by an official English translation issued by the National Accreditation Authority For Translators and Interpreters.

Upon obtaining a learners licence, applicants must:

  • If aged under 25, complete 100 hours of supervised driving, including at least 10 hours at night.  If aged 25 or older, complete 50 hours of supervised driving, including at least 5 hours at night;
  • Hold the learner's licence for 12 months if aged under 25 or 6 months if aged 25 or older;
  • Pass the Hazard Perception Test;
  • Undertake and complete either the Competency Based Training & Assessment or "one-off" Government Driving Test.

Conditions for learner licence holders:

  • Display 'L' Plates at the front and rear of the vehicle;
  • ensure that a person holding a full Australian licence occupies the seat next to you as your supervised driver;
  • Have a blood or breath alcohol concentration of zero;
  • Not tow a trailer exceeding 750kg GVM; and
  • Not exceed posted speed limits.

For further information please visit the Access Canberra website.

Are You Worried That You Might Not Be the Best Person to Teach Your Teen How to Drive?

Teaching people how to drive can be a difficult process. For some parents, they feel a lack of control, which can result in a high-stress atmosphere causing confusion and unwanted arguments. Well, your fears are well founded. However, connecting with a teen can be difficult and many instructors resort to yelling at their students, which results in a high-stress atmosphere with the child becoming confused.

At Pinnacle Driving School, we are here to help. When you book you don’t need to worry because Pinnacle’s driving instructors are highly experienced in teaching first time drivers and they know exactly how to connect with their students, no matter their age. This ensures that your child will have a more pleasant learning experience and become a more confident driver, providing the opportunity for their practise driving to be an enjoyable experience.

Add to that the fact that all our vehicles are dual-controlled so that the instructor can take over if necessary and you can be sure your teen is in the best hands possible.

Pinnacle Driving Instructors Can Adapt to Any Learning Style Guaranteeing an Enjoyable Driving Experience That Will Turn Anyone Into a Safer and More Confident Driver

It has been proven time and again that when people enjoy what they are doing they have a much higher level of retention. So, when you have a driving instructor who insists on pushing you into doing things you are not ready for or is yelling at you or your child constantly because you are having trouble, you become a nervous-wreck and end up hating driving. You then give up because you simply can’t stand the idea of getting behind the wheel of a car.

We, at Pinnacle, understand that everyone learns differently and at their own pace, which is why our driving instructors tailor every lesson to suit the student they are teaching. This means you can relax and not stress out about not being able to understand the basics because your instructor will make sure that you comprehend and are able to effectively perform each and every task before moving on to the next step, no matter how long it takes.

Do You Have a Hectic Schedule and Don’t Know How You Can Fit in Driving Lessons or How You Can Drop Off Your Kids?

Well, there’s no need to worry anymore because…

…Pinnacle provides flexible scheduling as well as a pick up and drop off service so that schedule conflicts and rushing around are a thing of the past…

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