International Driving Permits

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is proof that you hold a valid drivers licence in your home country, at the date of issue of the IDP. This should be carried with your domestic driver licence as it is a very useful travel document and is required or recommended for many countries when renting a vehicle.

Even if you do not intend to drive whilst travelling overseas, an IDP can also be helpful for tourists who may need to identified or assisted. For non-English drivers licence holders, an international drivers licence is required for all countries worldwide. Please note you can get fined by the local police if you do not have an international driving permit. For the current list of countries which require an International Driving Permit, visit the Australian Automobile Association website.

IDPs are issued through state and territory motoring clubs in each state (see below) and the cost is about $39. No need to worry! Simply obtain an IDP in 3 easy steps:

  1. Take a copy of your current driver's licence into your local club with a passport sized photo.

  2. Fill out an application form.

  3. Pay the motoring club IDP fee.

See below for the relevant IDP authority in your state:


NRMA (National Roads and Motorists' Association)

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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.)

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RAC (Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia, Inc.)

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RACT (Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania Limited)

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AANT (Automobile Association of Northern Territory, Inc.)

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Warning: Counterfeit International Driving Permits (IDP) are being offered for sale on the Internet, usually at inflated prices. These forged IDPs are illegal and can get the holder into a great deal of difficulty with the traffic authorities in various countries. Only the associated members of the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) (listed above) are authorised to issue international driver's licences in Australia. All information is correct at time of print & subject to change without notice. Last updated: 02 Nov 17.

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