After settling down, people think to take car as next stage so thought to share process to get driving license also. Australia has a strong train network.We are staying here for almost one year but never felt the need of car for daily commute.It also depend on your accomodation choice.
If you come to Australia as a permanent resident, you can drive for 3 months on your overseas licence and then you have to get NSW licence to be able to drive in NSW. On any temporary visa, you can drive on your overseas licence without getting NSW licence. You can still get one but that’s totally up to you.
You need below documents(in oroginal) to apply for any type of licence:
Once you done all the above, you will be issued NSW Learners Licence and depending upon how old your overseas licence is, you can go for Full Drivers licence.
NOW at this point, some service centres may ask you to produce letter from your overseas licensing issuing authority (on their letterhead) or local diplomatic office to confirm the licence details. If licence issuing authority issues letter in regional language, make sure to get it translated. You can also approach VFS in Sydney to get the licence verification done. This can be done via a small process and all requirements are given here
This seems a lot but it is much simpler process.