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DO I NEED AN INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT (IDP) ?

This question is the most asked when we go to any travel show. From all our personal experience we follow what most of the European Motoring associations recommend.

Many European countries accept an Australian driver's license; however, most countries will require an International Driving Permit.

The International Driving Permit (also referred as a IDP) are accepted worldwide (in over 150 countries) as a recognisable form of identification and are officially sanctioned by the United Nations. It is a translation of your Australian driver's license in 11 foreign languages.and must be carried with your domestic driver's licence at all times.

IDPs can be purchased from your local motoring organisation (RACV, NRMA, etc) by presenting your current drivers’ licence and a passport-sized photo. An IDP costs just $39 (AUD). You'll need to be over 18, hold a valid Australian driver's licence, and provide a recent passport-sized photo – less than 3.5cm x 4.5cm.

International Motoring Guide 
pdf(1.40 MB/2 pages) from The Australian Automobile Association. For more information on overseas motoring clubs and the services they provide, please check the

AAA
International Handbook for Motorists
 
pdf1.45 MB/72 pages), or review the appropriate motoring association. A very handy document when travelling in Europe.

Worldwide Road Signs Leaflet
pdf
( 2.63 MB )

UK Metric Road Signs
pdf( 5.64 MB)

INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT AUTHORITIES IN AUSTRALIA

To obtain an International Driving Permit, please contact the relevant International Driving Permit authority in your state:

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New South Wales

NRMA

(National Roads & Motorists Association)

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Queensland
RACQ

(Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Limited)

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Victoria
RACV

(Royal Automobile Club of Victoria)

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South Australia
RAA

(Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, Inc)

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Western Australia
RAC

(Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia (Incorporated)

 

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RACT

(Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania Limited)

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Northern Territory AANT

(Automobile Association of Northern Territory Inc)

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NEW ZEALAND

 
AA Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agent