When you go the VicRoads website to see what you need to take to get you name changed on your drivers license you find a few things.
a) Marriage Certificate*
b) Your license
c) Something like your Medicare card
Well here’s some news for you, a) is wrong. You need to send away for ANOTHER document from the office of births/deaths/marriages.
I spent 40 minutes waiting in the machine-like horrid hole of Vic Roads only to be told I couldn’t get it done with the standard marriage certificate. *Apparently I now see it mentioned on the website but isn’t it nice of them to make it difficult.
I was (and am) really, really pissed off. And by the way, you couldn’t pay me to work at VicRoads – I rather work at Maccas, that might be a cheap shot, but it’s a contemplated one.
On the other hand, I love my semi-local Camera House. Because if I wanted they could get in for me a medium format lomo camera with a glass lens and filters for like $100! I have to think about the whole medium format thing more, but my goodness, they just do customer service right. They’re nice, they’re knowledgeable, they’re helpful, they treat you like you know what you’re talking about and explain anything you don’t, they are actually interested when you ask for strange things. I love them ever so much.