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An International Driving Permit (IDP) is proof that you hold a valid driver licence in your home country at the date of issue of the IDP. This should be carried with your domestic driver licence. It is a very useful travel document and is required or recommended for many countries when hiring a motor vehicle.
Please note that the following conditions apply for Australian Drivers Licence holders
It is compulsory to possess an IDP for the following countries: Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates.
It is recommended to possess an IDP for the following countries: Argentina, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, Uganda, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe.
For non-English drivers licence holders, an international drivers licence is required for all countries worldwide.
IDPs are issued through state and territory motoring clubs and the cost to obtain one ranges from about $25 to $50.
New South Wales/ACT - NRMA
www.mynrma.com.au then click on “Travel.”
Queensland - RACQ Ltd. (Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Limited)
Victoria – RACV (Royal Automobile Club of Victoria)
South Australia – RAA (Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, Inc)
www.raa.com.au then click on “Travel.”
Western Australia – RAC (Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia (Incorporated)
Tasmania – RACT (Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania Limited)
www.ract.com.au then click on “Travel.”
Northern Territory – AANT (Automobile Association of Northern Territory Inc)
www.aant.com.au then click on “Travelling Overseas.”
All information is correct at time of print & subject to change without notice.