Since my Permanent Residency will hopefully be awarded soon, I’ve been thinking about getting my Australian driver’s license. According to the RTA site, I only have to take a written knowledge test (since I have a valid overseas license). That’s pretty sweet. I have to prove how long I’ve had my US license though if I want to skip over the probationary levels here. There’s only one problem that I can see:
Since it is a legal requirement that only one licence can be used for driving in Australia, before your NSW licence will be issued, you must present your overseas licence to be made invalid in Australia. The overseas licence will be returned to you after holepunching plastic or laminated licences or endorsing paper licences. The holepunch or endorsement will be done at a blank area of the licence so that no licence details will be removed.
WHAT? What if I want to use my license when I travel back to the US? Does anybody know if holepunching your US license invalidates it?