Hi Lifehacker, Is it possible to have two current driving licences for two different states in Australia? Particularly for Queensland and Victoria? Thanks, Two-Timer
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No. It is illegal to have more than one driver's license in Australia. Your licence must be for the state you currently reside in; it basically doubles as a proof of residency card. If you move to a different state, you are required to apply for a licence transfer within three months. You must also surrender the old one, which will be cancelled when you receive your new licence.
As you'd expect, there's no easy way around this. Australia’s road and traffic authorities are independently run by each state and territory. However, the systems are all interconnected via the Australian Road Rules agreement. In other words, if you try to apply for a new licence without declaring the old one, you're going to get rumbled pretty quickly and your application will be denied.
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