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DO I NEED AN INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT (IDP) ?

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.


AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY FRANCE - DRIVING IN FRANCE

TOURISTS AND SHORT TERM RESIDENTS  If you are a tourist or short-term resident (less than 12 months), you can legally drive in France provided you have both a valid Australian State or Territory driving license AND a valid international driving permit (that you must obtain before leaving Australia
http://france.embassy.gov.au/pari/driving.html

INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT AUTHORITIES IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

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

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
NRMA Motoring and Services
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RACQ Ltd.(Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Limited)
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RACV (Royal Automobile Club of Victoria)
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RAA (Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, Inc)
globalcars_logos_racwa Western Australia
RAC (Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia (Incorporated)
globalcars_logos_ract Tasmania
RACT (Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania Limited)
globalcars_logos_ntaa Northern Territory
AANT (Automobile Association of Northern Territory Inc), phone: (08) 8981 3837
globalcars_logos_nzaa New Zealand -  
AA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agent) 
European Driving Guide  pdf(6.04 MB/20 pages) from globalCARS. Information on European motoring.
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( 1.00 MB )
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