If you are visiting from overseas, or you've moved here permanently, make sure that you are driving legally and safely.
If you are just visiting Australia, you can drive the same type of vehicle as your current licence allows, but you must drive according to any conditions on your overseas licence.
You will need either one of these:
You must carry your licence documents at all times when driving and produce these and your passport to police on request.
You must not be disqualified from driving in any country.
If your overseas licence expires while you are in Australia, you must get an Australian licence.
Your international driving permit (IDP) must be issued by the same country that issued your driver's licence. The permit verifies in several languages that you have a valid driver's licence.
You may need an IDP to rent a car.
An IDP is valid for 12 months and you must also carry your driver's licence from your home country.
Driver's licence translations will only be accepted if they meet one of these conditions:
Translation services are available through:
The Interpreting and Translating Centre
Level 4 - 44 Pirie Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 1800 280 203
Alternatively, you can contact the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters NAATI on 8410 5233 or visit www.naati.com.au for a list of translators.