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Car Licence entitlement in Victoria Australia

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Thought some of you might be interested in the world outside of Blighty and the EU, in this case what my 'Car' licence in the state of Victoria Australia entitles me to drive.

Btw, there is only one type of car licence, designated 'Car': 

Car licence category
You can drive a vehicle that does not exceed 4.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) and can seat up to 12 adults including the driver. This does not include motor cycles and motor trikes. You may tow a single trailer up to 9 tonne GVM or to the manufacturer's specifications (whichever is less).

A car learner permit can be obtained from 16 years of age. A car driver licence can be obtained from 18 years of age.

This is shown as 'Car' under licence type on a Victorian driver licence.

https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/licences/licence-and-permit-types/licence-categories

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But is it the same in every state?

Not sure why we have a tiered system in this country now - except perhaps to make more money out of the motorist 

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Nope, afraid that each Australian state has different rules, which is exceptionally good for the lawyers and politicians! 

But, apart from the big-revenue-earners such being Speed-Cameras and Parking-Fines, law enforcement in the Australian states seems to be very much more relaxed than in the UK. And if your vehicle is legal in one state it is deemed to be legal in all the states being visited. 

The state government in Victoria is responsible for things such as Agriculture, Forests, Hospitals, Schools, Transport, Water, and Law And Order (Which means that the lawyers make a killing when people on the wrong side of the law have to be extradited interstate! ).

To the best of my knowledge the federal government only has certain powers in a small number of areas such as Currency, Defence, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Pensions, Tax collection, and Trade.

Edited by WandrinAndy

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Didnt know that but do know that if a left hand drive vehicle is imported to australia and you want to drive it without milage restrictions etc you have to have it converted to right hand drive, was following a blog from a couple over there  that imported and renovated an old Flxible

https://aussiestarliner.weebly.com/blogs/looking-for-a-motorhome

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