Australian road rules
Driving rules you must comply with are provided in the Driver's Handbook. The rules and regulations and how they apply to different kinds of roads, vehicles and road users are in the Australian Road Rules legislation. Most importantly, you must drive with care and consideration of other road users.
Visitors to South Australia
Welcome. We want you to enjoy your stay, but more importantly we want you to stay safe.
If you intend to drive in South Australia - make sure you're driving legally and safely by following these tips:
- We drive on the left-hand side of the road in Australia.
- Practice driving left by using the online hazard perception test on the MyLicence website.
- The default speed limit in urban areas is 50 kph unless otherwise sign posted. The speed limit on most Australian highways is 100 kph, only a few roads allow you to travel at a maximum speed of 110 kph. Police regularly conduct speed checks using speed cameras, radar and lasers along all types of roads.
- Wearing a seatbelt is a life or death matter both for you and your passengers. Drivers must ensure that they and any passengers in the vehicle wear a seatbelt or child restraint.
Reminders to keep close by
Only send general enquiries online. Service SA will respond within five working days.
If the matter is urgent or is specifically about your current licence or registration, please phone or visit a customer service centre instead.
- Registration and driver's licences - 13 10 84 (8.00 am to 6.00 pm)
- General government information - 13 23 24 (9.00 am to 5.00 pm)
- Overseas callers - +61 8 8463 3490
GPO Box 1533
Adelaide SA 5001