Driving overseas – Australian Automobile Association


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INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a translation of your current Australian Driver’s Licence in nine languages. Your IDP is proof that you hold a current domestic driver’s licence and it is only valid if you carry your domestic driver’s licence (note: digital drivers licences are not valid overseas) with your IDP. An IDP is a requirement for renting a motor vehicle in many countries. It is also helpful for tourists who find themselves in need of identification or assistance.

An IDP costs $42 AUD plus postage and can take up to 3-8 business days, to be processed and delivered in Australia. An IDP is valid for 12 months from the issue date (purchase date), unless your domestic drivers’ licence expires, is suspended, or revoked in the meantime. It is highly recommended travellers obtain a valid IDP prior to leaving Australia.

You can check to see if you will need an IDP using the search tool below.

Which country do you wish to drive in?

Albania

Automobile Club Albania (ACA)

Breakdown and towing service operates 24 hours. Fees Payable

Autocity Complex Autostrada Tr-Dr km8 1051 Kashar Tirana Albania.
T: 355 4 2387 017
T: 355 66 40 01 222
T: 355 69 40 01 222
W: www.aca.al
E: [email protected]

Algeria

Touring Club d’Algiers (TCA)

In the event of a breakdown in or near Algiers, members of AIT and FIA can call the service for repairs on-the-spot or towing to the nearest garage. Fees payable

30 Rue Hassen Benaamane Les Vergers B.P 18 Bir Mourad Rais 16112 Algiers
T: 213 21 375 375
T: 213 555 375 375
T: 213 770 375 375
T: 213 661 373 373
W: touring-algeria.com
E: [email protected]

Argentina

Automovil Club Argentino (ACA)

Breakdown services are available 24 hours. Fees may apply

Avenida del Libertador 1850 C1425AAR Buenos Aires Aregentina
T: 0800 777 2894 or dial *222 on a mobile phone.
W: www.aca.org.ar
E: [email protected]

Austria

Osterreichischer Automobile Motorcycle & Touring Club (OAMTC)

Break down and towing services are available 24 hours call 120. Fees may apply

Belarus

Belarusian Auto Moto Touring Club (BKA)

Breakdown services available. Fees payable.

23a-16 Solomennaya St. Room 14 220088 Minsk Belarus
T: 375 17 233 9111
T: 375 17 222 0666
W: www.bka.by
E: [email protected]

Belgium

Royal Touring Club of Belguim (TCB)

Breakdown & towing services are available. Fees Payable

Rue de la Loi 44 1040 Brussels
T: 32 70 344 777 (breakdown service 24hrs)
T: 32 2 233 2211
W: www.touring.be
E: [email protected]

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzedovina Automobile Club (BIHAMK)

Roadside Assistance and towing. Fees apply

Assistance numbers: 1282 or 0331282 or +387 33 282 100

Brazil

Yes
(recommended to have it translated by sworn public translator of Brazil & photo ID required)

Automovel Clube Brasileiro (CCB)

Breakdown and towing service available. Fees appply.

Rua Mexico No. 11 16 Andar CEP 20031-144 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
T: 5521 2262 4800
W: www.automovelclubebrasileiro.com.br
E: [email protected]

Bulgaria

Union of Bulgaian Motorist (UAB)

24 Hours breakdown. Fees Payable

3 Pozitano Square
B.P. 257 1000 Sofia Bulgaria
T: 359 2 935 7935
W: www.uab.org
E: [email protected]

Cambodia

Automobile Association of Cambodia (AAC)

Tourist information and hotel bookings.

No. 152 CD St1
(bewteen St. 271 & St. 371) Loek Tla Sensok
Phnom Penh 12102
T: 23 888 821
F: 23 222 332
E: [email protected]
W: www.aac.com.kh

Canada

Yes
(following provinces recognise Australian drivers licence. Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan)

Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)

Breakdown assistance is free if member calls the club directly. Towing is free up to maximum 5kms from place of breakdown then fees payable. If renting a vehicle please confirm with the rental company their requirements for an International Driving Permit.

1545 Carling Avenue Suite 500 Ottawa ON K12 8PQ
T: 1 613 247 0117
T: 1 800 222 4357
W: www.caa.ca
E: [email protected]

Chile

Automovil Club de Chile (ACCHI)

Breakdown service and towing. Fees apply.

Automovil Club de Chile Avenida Andres Bello n 1863 Providencia 7500013 Santiag
T: 56 2 2431 1000
T: 600 450 6000
T: 562 2431 1313
W: www.automovilclub.cl
E: [email protected]

China

Temporary permit required valid only for 3 months. Must be made at the local Police Station in China.

China Tourism Automobile & Cruise Association (CTACA)

Breakdown service available. Fees apply

No 9A Jian Guo Men Nei Avenue Beijing 100740
T: 86 10 6520 1403
W: www.ctaca.com
E: [email protected]

Costa Rica

Automovil Club de Costa Rica (ACCR)

Basic touring and generl information. Breakdown services and towing. Fees apply.

Apartado Postal 4646-1000
San Jose 1000 Costa Rica
T: 506 2220 0443
W: www.automovilclubcr.com
E: [email protected]

Croatia

Breakdown service. Fees apply.

Avenija Dubrovnik 44 10010 Zagreb Croatia

Breakdown Assistance: 1987 from mobile +38511987
T: 385 1 6611 999
T: 385 1 1987
W: www.hak.hr
E: [email protected]

Cuba

Federacion de Automovilismo y Kartismo de Cuba (FAKC)

Velodromo Nacional Reinaldo Paseiro Via Monumental Km 45
Habana del Este Ciudad de La Habana
T: 53 7 209 0288
E: [email protected]

Cyprus

Cyprus Automobile Association (CAA)

Breakdown and towing services. Fees apply.

12 Chrysanthou Mylona Street 2014 NICOSIA

Roadside Assistance T: +357 22 31 31 31
T: 357 22 31 3131 (24hrs)
T: 357 22 31 3233
W: www.caa.com.cy
E: [email protected]

Czech Republic

Ustredni Automotoklub Ceske Repubiky (UAMK)

Breakdown and towing services. Fees apply.

Ustredni Automotoklub CR Na Strzi 1837/9 14002 Prague 4

Roadside Assistance T: 1230 or +420 261 104 123
T: 420 261 104 111
T: 420 261 104 123
W: www.uamk.cz
E: [email protected]

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Denmark

Forenede Danske Motorejere (FDM)

Breakdown and towing services. Fees apply

FDM-Huset Firskovvej32 2800 Lyngby Denmark

Roadside Assistance: +45 70 10 80 90
T: 45 45 27 0707
T: 70 27 91 12
W: www.fdm.dk
E: [email protected]

Egypt

Automobile and Touring Club of Egypt (ATCE)

10 Sharia Kasr El-Nil Cairo 11111 Egypt
T: 20 2 2574 3355
W: www.atce-egypt.org
E: [email protected]

Estonia

Automobile Club of Estonia (EAK)

Breakdown services. Fees payable. Tel: +372 6979 188 or mobile: 1888

Eesti Autoklubi Laki 11 12915 Tallinn
T: 372 6979 100
W: www.autoclub.ee
E: [email protected]

Finland

Automobile and Touring Club of Finland (ATCF)

Breakdown and towing services available. Fees Payable T: 358 200 8080

Hameentie 105 A 00550 Helsinki
T: 358 972 58 4400
T: 358 977 47 6400(24hrs)
W: www.autoliitto.fi
E: www.autoliitto.fi

France

Automobile Club Association (ACA)

Roadside assistance and towing. Fees apply

6 Place de la Concorde, 75008, Paris

Roadside Assistance T: 0800 0800 01

France (and overseas territories)

Automobile Club Association (ACA)

Road assistance. Fees payable Tel: +33 1 42 66 96 00

6 Place de la Concorde 75008 Paris

Georgia

Automobile Association of Georgia (AAG)

No Breakdown service available.

Germany

Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club e.V (ADAC)

Breakdown assistance is provided free of charge by the yellow vehicles of ADAC -Strassenwacht to members of FIA Clubs depending upon availability. If no vehicle available ADAC appoint agents and fees are payable. Motorist must show their FIA membership. T: 01802 22 22 22 (24hrs)

Greece

Automobile and Touring Club of Greece (ELPA)

Breakdown and towing available 24 hours. Fees payable.

Guernsey

The Automobile Association (AA)

Breakdown service. Fees payable. T: 0800 028 90 18

Fanum House Basing View BASINGSTROKE Hampshire RG21 4EA
T: 44 8705 44 8866
E: [email protected]

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Automobile Association (HKAA)

Breakdown and towing service free of charge available one time only consumables will be charged.T: 3583 3628

G/F 391 Nathan Road Kowloon Hong Kong
T: 852 273 952 73
W: www.hkaa.com.hk
E: [email protected]

Hungary

Breakdown and towing services fees apply. T: 188 or +36 1 345 1755 available 24 hours

Berda Jozsef utca 15
H-1043 Budapest
T: 36 1 345 1800
W: www.autoklub.hu
E: [email protected]

Iceland

Felag Islenzkra Bifreidaeigenda (FIB)

Roadside assistance. Available 24 hours. Fees payable T: 00354 5 112 112

India

Western India Automobile Association (WIAA)

Breakdown and towing services. Fees Payable.

Indonesia

Ikatan Motor Indonesia (IMI)

Breakdown service in the Jakarta area for its members is temporarily suspended. However the IMI can provide contact details for garages offering a breakdown service.

Stadion Tennis Jl. Pintu I Senayan Jakarta 10270
T: 62 21 571 2032
W: www.imi.co.id
E: [email protected]

Iran

Touring and Automobile Club of hte Islamic Republic of Iran (TACI)

Breakdown and towing services available 24 hours. Fees payable T: 98 216 423 or 98 91 25959297

No. 231 Azadi Avenue 11146 39811 Tehran
T: 98 216193 4305
W: www.tac.org.ir
E: [email protected]

Ireland

Automobile Association Ireland (AAI)

Breakdown and towing services available 24 hours. Fees payable T: 353 1 617 9988

61A South william Street Dublin 2
T: 353 1 617 9104
W: www.aaireland.ie
E: [email protected]

Israel

Automobile and Touring Club of Israel (MEMSI)

Non refundable charge for breakdown services. Available 24 hours. Fees payable and must be paid in cash. T: 972 3 564 11 1

20 Harekevet St TEL AVIV 65117
T: 972 3 564 1121
W: www.memsi.co.il
E: [email protected]

Italy

Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI)

Breakdown services available 24 hours a day. Fees payable T: 803 116 (Free) or 800 116 800 (from a foreign mobile phone)

Japan

Yes
(Australian car licence only enables you to drive a vehicle up to 8 passengers)

Japan Automobile Federation (JAF)

Members on presentation of their valid membership card (FIA logo) will be provided the same services as JAF members. For up to one year from the date of arrival in Japan. Towing service available up to 15km JYP 720/km is payable if it exceed this allowance.T: 8139 or 0570 00 8139

Jidosha Kaikan 14F 1-1-30 Shibadaimon Minato-ku TOKYO 105-0012
T: 81 3 3436 2811
W: www.jaf.or.jp
E: [email protected]

Jersey

The Automobile Association (AA)

Breakdown service. Fees payable. T: 0800 085 2721.

Fanum House Basing View BASINGSTOKE Hampshire RG21 4EA
T: 44 8705 448866
W: www.theaa.com
E: [email protected]

Jordan

The Royal Automobile club of Jordan (RACJ)

No Breakdown and towing services are available.

26 Princess Tharvat Street Wadi Seer 8th Circle Amman Jordan
T: 962 6 585 06 26
W: www.racj.com
E: [email protected]

Kenya

The Automobile Association of Kenya (AAK)

Breakdown and towing service. Fees payable T: 254 734 611 049 T: 254 720 261 576 T: 254 720 227 267

AA House Embakasi Nairobi
T: 254 20 261 2300
W: www.aakenya.co.ke
E: [email protected]

Korea

Korean Automobile Association (KAA)

Breakdown service not available

Kuwait

Kuwait Automobile and Touring Club (KATC)

Breakdown and towing services. Available between 0800-1200 hours and 1600-1900 hours 6 days a week. Fees payable T: 965 483 23 88

The 3rd Shuwaikh Industrial Area Plot E Block 228 Safat
T: 965 24882 7521
E: [email protected]

Latvia

Auto-Moto Society of Latvia (LAMB)

Breakdown and towing services available 24 hours. Fees payable T: 1888

16b Raunas str. 1039 Riga Latvia
T: 371 6 756 6222
W: www.lamb.lv
E: [email protected]

Lebanon

Automobile and Touring Club of Lebanon (ATCL)

Breakdown and towing services are not available

Complexe Touristique Kaslik Jounieh
T: 961 9 640 220
W: www.atcl.org
E: [email protected]

Lithuania

Lietuvos Automobilininku Sajunga (LAS)

Breakdown and towing services available 24 hours. Fees Payable T: 370 5 210 4422

Trinapolio Street 08337 Vilnius
T: 370 5 210 44 33
W: www.las.lt
E: [email protected]

Luxembourg

Automobile Club du Grand-Duche de Luxemborurg (ACL)

Breakdown and towing service operates 24 hours. Fees apply T: 352 26 000

54 route de Longwy 8080 Bertrange
T: 352 45 00 45-1
W: www.acl.lu
E: [email protected]

Macedonia (Fyrom)

Auto Moto Assosiation of Macedonia (AMSM)

Roadside assistance and towing services. Fees applyT: 196 or 389 2 3181 196

Mitropolit Teodosij Gologanov 51
PO Box 180
1000 Skopje
T: 389 2 3181 112
W: www.amsm.com.mk
E: [email protected]

Malaysia

Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM)

Malta

Touring Club of Malta (TCM)

Breakdown and towing services available 24 hours. Must pay in cash T: 356 21 43 33 33.

33 Station Str. B’kara
T: 356 79 333 116
W: www.touringclubmalta.org
E: [email protected]

Mexico

Asociacion Mexicana Automobilistica (AMA)

Breakdown and towing services. Available 24 hours. Fees payable T: 01 800 911 0262

Orizaba 7 Col. Roma 06700 MEXICO D.F
T: 52 55 5208 8329
W: www.ama.com.mx
E: [email protected]

Moldova

Automobil Club din Moldova (ACM)

Break down and towing services availble 24 hours in summer and 12 hours in winter. Fees payable T: 0800 44 44 (free)

33/1 Armeneasca Str. MD 2012 Chisinau Republic of Moldova
T: 373 22 292703
W: www.acm.md
E: [email protected]

Montenegro

Breakdown and towing available. Fees apply

Namibia

Automobile Association of Namibia (NAM)

Towing services available. Fees payable T: 061 22 20 67 or 061 22 21 11

Bougain Villas 78 Sam Nujoma Drive PO Box 61 Windhoek Namibie
T: 264 61 224 201
W: www.aa-namibia.com
E: [email protected]

Netherlands

Koninklijke Nederlandse Toeristenbond (ANWB)

Breakdown and towing services. Fees payable T:31 88 269 28 88.

Wassenaarseweg 220 2596 EC The Hague
T: 31 88 269 222
W: www.anwb.nl
E: [email protected]

New Zealand

New Zealand Automobile Association (NZAA)

Visitors to New Zealand who are members of FIA Clubs are entitled to Standard AA membership for 6 months free of charge. Members should visit an AA Centre to register as soon as possible after arrival in New Zealand. T: 0800 500 222 with landline phone (toll free) or *222 with mobile phone.

AA Centre Level 17 99 Albert St Auckland 1010
T: 64 9 966 8800
W: www.aa.co.nz
E: [email protected]

Norway

Kongelig Norsk Automobilklub (KNA)

Breakdown service. Fees payable. T: 47 80 03 1660

Oman

OMAN (Inarabiccharacters)

Oman Automobile Association (OAA)

For Breakdown service call the Arabian Auotmobile Alliance on 800 4 900 toll-free. Fees will apply

Pakistan

The Automobile Association of Pakistan (AAP)

Breakdown services are not available.

155 Chenab Block Allama Iqbal Town LAHORE 54570
T: 9242 37 800491
E: [email protected]

Peru

Touring y Automovil Club del Peru (TACP)

Breakdown and towing services. Fees payable.

Av. Trinidad Moran 698 Lince Lima 14
T: 511 614 9999
W: touringperu.com.pe
E: [email protected]

Philippines

You can drive in the Philippines with Australian Drivers Licence for a max of 90 days. After this period you are required to obtain a Philippine driver’s licence through the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in the Philippines

Automobile Assocation of Philippines (AAP)

Roadside Service. Basic automotive services offered. 2 Service calls with the frist 3 months from arrival date. Fees payable T: 723 0808 or 0917 812 6000.

683 Aurora Boulevard
1112 Quezon City
T: 632 723 0808
W: www.aap.org.ph
E: [email protected]

Poland

Polski Zwiazek Motorowy (PZM)

Breakdown and towing services are available 24 hours. Fees payable in cash T: 48 22 532 8433.

Zarzad Glowny 66 Kazimierzowska Street 02-518 Warsaw
T: 48 22 849 9361
W: www. pzm.pl
E: [email protected]

Portugal

Automovel Club de Portugal (ACP)

Breakdown and towing services. Fees apply T: 351 21 942 91 13 (call from mobile) T:351 21 942 91 13 (call from landline)

Rua Rosa Araujo 24 1250-195 Lisbon
T: 351 21 318 01 00
W: www.acp.pt
E: [email protected]

Romania

Automobile Clubul Roman (ACR)

Breakdown & towing services are available. Fees Payable

For assistance please call

T: +40 21 222 22 22, +40 722 382 715

Serbia

Auto-Moto Savez Srbije (AMSS)

Breakdown and towing services available 24 hours. Fees payable T: 381 11 1987 T: 381 11 333 1200.

Ruzveltova 18 PO Box 35-66 11000 Belgrade PAK 145105
T: 381 11 333 1100
W: www.amss.org.rs
E: [email protected]

Singapore

The Automobile Association of Singapore (AAS)

Breakdown and towing services are available 24 hours. Free to members of AAS or FIA otherwise fees payable. T: 65 6748 9911.

535 Kallang Bahru 02-08 GB Point Singapore 339351
T: 65 6333 8811
W: www.aas.com.sg
E: [email protected]

Slovakia

Slovensky Autoturist Klub (SATC)

Breakdown and towing service operates 24 hours. Fees payable in cash.

Slovenia

Avto-Moto Zveza Slovenije (AMZS)

Breakdown and towing services are available 24 hours. Fees payable T: 1987 or 386 1 530 53 53.

Dunajska 128 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia
T: 386 1 5305 200
W: www.amzs.si/en
E: [email protected]

South Africa

The Automobile Association of South Africa (AASA)

Breakdown and towing services. Fees payable T: 0861 000 234.

Denis Paxton House Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit Allandale Road 1684
T: 27 11 799 1000
W: www.aa.co.za
E: [email protected]

South Korea

Korean Automobile Association (KAA)

Breakdown service not available

3F 121 Seongsui-ro Seongdong-gu Seoul 133-834
T: 82 2 565 7001
W: www.kaa21.or.kr
E: [email protected]

Spain

Real Automovil Club de Espana (RACE)

Breakdown and towing service operates 24 hours. Fees apply T: 34 91 594 93 47.

Isaac Newton 4 Parque Tecnologico de Madrid (PTM) 28760 Tres Cantos Madrid
T: 34 91 594 74 00
W: www.race.es
E: [email protected]

Sri Lanka

Yes
Recognition Permit is required before driving in Sri Lanka from AAC-Costs apply
Car Hire Requirements-must be 25+

Automobile Association of Ceylon (AAC)

Breakdown services available. Please produce current membership cards to the AAC Galle Face Colombo to obtain a letter of introduction to receive the services.T: 94 11 755 5557T: 94 72 275 5557T: 94 11 242 1528T: 94 11 242 1529

40 Sir M.M.M. Mawatha Colombo 3 Sri Lanka
T: 94 11 242 1528
W: www.aaceylon.lk
E: [email protected]

Sweden

Motormannens Riksforbund (M)

Breakdown service is not available. Club will assist in referring member to appropriate bodies for assistance.

Fridhemsgatan 32 SE-112 40 Stockholm
T: 46 8 690 3800
W: www.motormannen.se
E: [email protected]

Switzerland

Touring Club Suisse (TCS)

For breakdown and towing services. Fees apply T: 140 or 0800 140 140.

Chemin de Blandonnet 4 Case Postale 820 1214 Vernier
T: 41 58 827 2727
W: www.tcs.ch
E: [email protected]

Syria

Automobile Club de Syrie (ACS)

Breakdown service is not available

Turkey

Turkiye Turing Ve Otomobil Kurumu (TTOK)

Ukraine

Company 112 Ukraine (112UA)

Breakdown and towing service operates 24 hours. Fees apply T: 380 976 683 830T: 380 800 505 550T: 380 322 976 550

Akademika Pidstrygacha str. 6 79060 Lviv Ukraine
T: 380 322 970 112
W: www.112ua.com
E: [email protected]

United Kingdom

RAC Motoring Service (RAC)

The AA can provide roadside assistance, and a local tow if required, but only if the member is in the UK for Less than 90 days. For members staying in the UK beyond 90 days, the AA can provide details of local garages and propose membership options. In the case of a problem with a rental vehicle in the UK, visitors must use the breakdown assistance provided by the rental company. Tel: +44 800 028 9018

Brockhurst Crescent Walsall WS5 4AW
T: 44 1922 437 000
W: www.rac.co.uk

United States of America

American Automobile Association (AAA)

AAA is no longer a member of the FIA since April 2010. Visiting motorist can obtain some services in case of a breakdown or touring information. Majority of car rental companies require an IDP for hiring. Check with your rental company prior to leaving Australia. Drivers are advised to carry an IDP as it is easily recognised by the authorities in the case of an accident or traffic violation. The minimum age required to drive varies from state to state.

1000 AAA Drive Heathrow Flordia 32746-5063 USA
T: 1 407 444 7000
W: [email protected]

Vietnam

The AAA only issues an IDP under the 1949 UN Convention signed by the Australian Federal Government. Vietnam only accepts the 1968 IDP UN Convention. Australian licence holders must apply for a temporary Vietnamese driving licence. You must have a valid visa for at least 3 months. In order to convert your Australian licence into a temporary Vietnamese driving licence the driver must apply to:
Office of Traffic and Public Works
16 Coa Ba Quat Street
Hanoi
Office o fTransportation
63 Ly Tu Trong Street
District 1 Ho Chi Minh

Australians wanting to obtain a drivers licence in Vietnam please visit website of the Australian Embassy or Consulate-General in Vietnam

Zimbabwe

The Automobile Association of Zimbabwe (AAZ)

Breakdown and towing service operates 24 hours. Small recovery fleet which operates within a limit of 100km. T: 263 4 776 760.

Fanum House 2 Kenilworth Road Newlands Harare Zimbabwe
T: 263 4 788 173
W: www.aazimbabwe.co.zw
E: [email protected]

Apply for an IDP

Online

Currently you can apply for an IDP online. An IDP costs $42 AUD plus postage and can take up to 3-8 business days, to be processed and delivered in Australia.

IMPORTANT: The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) is the only authority duly authorised to sell IDPs in Australia on behalf of the Australian Government. The Australian Government is party to the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic. An IDP from the AAA must have the AAA Logo and official stamp. Any IDP that is not issued by the AAA in Australia is fraudulent.

WHY DO I NEED
AN IDP?

If you are travelling overseas and intend on driving it is recommended to have an IDP.

An IDP may be required for renting a motor vehicle in many countries and is helpful for tourists who find themselves in need of identification or assistance.

An IDP provides inexpensive additional security.

  • IDPs are officially sanctioned by the United Nations and accepted worldwide (in over 150 countries);
  • Your IDP carries your identification details in nine languages (English, Spanish, Japanese, Greek, German, Arabic, Russian, Chinese and French), in case you need to communicate with foreign authorities;
  • In some countries you may be asked to surrender your passport under certain circumstances. An IDP provides an extra photo ID in nine languages which you can always carry with you;
  • IDPs are a special permit for tourists, authorised by a United Nations Treaty for the purpose of allowing motorists to drive internationally without further tests or applications provided their domestic drivers licence is valid;
  • An IDP is proof that you hold a valid drivers licence in your home country at the date of issue of the IDP and should be carried with your domestic drivers licence;

Note: An IDP issued by the AAA is only valid if you hold a current Australian Driver’s Licence. You may be asked to provide proof of travel and/or return dates to Australia, as an IDP is designed for touring purposes and anyone residing in another country for a lengthy period should apply for a licence in that country. If you hold a license from another country and wish to apply for an IDP, check the appropriate issuing body here.

To find an ATAS accredited travel agent visit Australian Federation of Travel Agents.

Counterfeit IDPs 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. In Australia only the Australian Automobile Association, through the State and Territory Motoring Clubs, is authorised to issue IDPs.

Overseas companies cannot provide driving permits to Australian licence holders. The following is a list of fraudulent websites selling unauthorised and unofficial IDPs.

– International Transportation Authority
– IDL Travel
– IDLID Services
– International Automobile Association Inc.

Frequently
Asked
Questions

lookingfor Q What is the fastest way to obtain an IDP?

A

You can obtain an IDP immediately at a shopfront of

your local state/territory motoring club

. Note: not all shop fronts offer the IDP service. Check the relevant websites to ensure your local branch can assist you. IDP application lodged through the AAA online or by post, please allow up to 5-8 business days for processing and postage, within Australia.

lookingfor Q How long will it take to receive my IDP?

A

Please allow between 3-8 business days to receive your IDP depending on the state in which you live. Your IDP will be processed by a local Australian Motoring Club. It is then provided to Australia Post to deliver your IDP. If the postal address is overseas then the delivery time is determined by the International postage service based on location and distance from Australia. International express post is available. Some motoring clubs will provide a tracking number once your order is completed to track your IDP.

lookingfor Q Can I apply for an IDP while I’m travelling overseas?

A

Yes. You can apply online or download the application form, print it and then post it to

your state/territory motoring club

. When lodging an IDP application you can enter an overseas address for delivery. Note: International express post is now available, however delivery times will depend on overseas postage services.

lookingfor Q I have applied for my IDP online; can I download it?

lookingfor Q Can I apply for an IDP if I have an overseas drivers licence?

lookingfor Q Can I apply for an IDP with a Learner, Provisional or Restricted license?

A

You must have a current Australian Provisional or Open drivers license to apply for an IDP. For a list of Australian license classes and restrictions and how they correspond to IDP classes, click

here

.

lookingfor Q Processing my IDP application online, it doesn’t accept my address. What should I do?

A

You can enter the address manually by clicking the “Reset” link and then clicking the “Enter one manually” link. If you have any issues with this process, please send an email to

[email protected]

lookingfor Q Can I get an IDP issued with my interim receipt driver’s licence while I’m waiting for the new photocard licence?

A

No, you will need to wait until your new photocard arrives.

lookingfor Q My IDP hasn’t arrived in the mail, what should I do?

lookingfor Q Can I apply for an IDP if my drivers licence has been lost, suspended, cancelled or revoked?

A

No. You must be the holder of a current Australians drivers licence before you can apply for an IDP.

lookingfor Q How do I replace my IDP if I have lost it?

lookingfor Q Do I have to have a physical drivers licence, or can I use a digital licence?

A

Digital drivers licences are only valid in your state and will not be accepted when traveling overseas. You will need to take a physical copy (plastic photo card) of your drivers licence together with your IDP.

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