One of my biggest regrets when we come here to Melbourne is that my driver licence was not being recognised. I have to go through the entire process again just to get a valid driver licence.
Actually, I first got my licence in Perth but I did not convert it to a full licence before I left hence I was holding just a ‘P’ licence. It was easy to convert the Perth/Western Australia licence to Malaysian licence. I’ve never thought we’ll migrate here so the need to get my WA’s licence converted never cross my mind! If I have done that, I’d save lots of money!!!
To get my VIC licence, I have to not only go through the learner driver test but also the Hazard Perception test on top of the actual drive test! All of which are pretty expensive! Luckily I can read and write English so I don’t require a translator. I met a Polish lady who was sitting next to me had a Polish translator with her during her tests since she is not able to understand English.
I was lucky too that I passed all the tests now and was granted a 10 years licence so I can finally push all those worries behind me! 🙂