Well as I’ve had my Permanent Residency for almost 3 months today was the day to take the plunge and try and convert my UK license to an Australian one.
As the UK is one of a number of “Recognised Countries” all that was needed was an eyesight test and the “Road Law Knowledge Test”, which is the same test that people who want to learn to drive here must do. It’s a computer based test with just over 30 questions and I managed to pass first time with a perfect score!
They then endorsed my UK license (i.e. punched a hole in my UK photo license and stamped the paper counterpart) to show I had an Australian license instead and make it invalid to use anywhere.