Driving license question

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:51
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My son works all over Oz from time to time. Sometimes in one state for a few weeks/months and sometimes in others. Due to the nature of his work, its difficult for him to do much paperwork, and he can't easily access post offices and Govt Dpts etc. (works in mine sites etc.)
He has a Qld driving license. How do others manage to keep their license etc up to date? There doesn't appear to be any common license between the states for normal motorists.
Surely many others must face this and other difficulties due to the nature of their work?
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Reply By: fisho64 - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:01

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:01
not sure what do you mean by "keep it up to date"? as I understand they dont expire unless ;
a/ you dont pay fee
b/ you do something bad?

As I understand if your main residence is in a given state, you hold a licence there. You can use it in any one state for 12 months continuous if your main residence hasnt changed, or 3 months if you have moved to that state. That was WA at least but Im not sure in other states. There was a problem a few years back of people losing their licence and getting one in another state. But that is cleared up now anyway apparently.

try the licencing authority website in the atate you are referring to?

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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:11

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:11
See my response below.
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Reply By: Mikee5 (Logan QLD) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:04

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:04
Once every five years I go in and get a new one, you can go in early, they renew it from the expiry date, not the date you go in.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:09

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:09
Yep, thats great if
a) you are in the state that issued it and
b) you can get to the registry office
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:22

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:22
Gday,
Cant you just do it by post?

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:26

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:26
I'm not sure. I'll check, but I know you can do it on the Net...sadly he missed the cut off date and will have to do the whole shebang except for the testing I think.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:44

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:44
Can you do it on the net Footlose?

How would they get a photo of you, plus check your eyesight and hearing, and any special conditions eg glasses?

I wouldnt think you could do it anyway apart from in person.

Andrew
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Follow Up By: darrell.QLD - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 14:25

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 14:25
yes, you can pay for it on the net ,credit card only,,
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Reply By: Member - lyndon K (SA) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:23

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:23
I'M JUST LOOKING AT MY LICENCE NOW,I GUESS OURS ARE 10 YEARS IN SA,ATLEAST I HOPE SO,IF NOT I'VE AGED THAT MUCH IN 5 YEARS THAT I'M IN TROUBLE :)
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:25

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:25
hahahahah....mine must be a 30 year one ! LOL
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Reply By: nowimnumberone - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 21:34

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 21:34
i thought i already replied with out being overboard wtf
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Reply By: ChallengeLee - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 23:54

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 23:54
Footloose, l am due to renew my license at the end of the month and in the notice sent out recently, you are now able to renew online and they send out a sticker to adhere to the back of your license.

Lee
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Reply By: ChallengeLee - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 23:55

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 23:55
Oops.. l live in Qld, that might make it more relevant
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