International Motoring

The following information is provided for overseas tourists, to assist them in their understanding of the different road rules and regulations that apply in each Australian State and Territory, and to provide guidance to Australians travelling overseas.

INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a requirement for renting a motor vehicle in many countries and is helpful for tourists who find themselves in need of identification or assistance. To determine whether you require an IDP, consult the AAA Motorist Handbook. For further details on IDP's click here or contact the Motoring Club in your State or Territory.

driving in australia

Overseas tourists who intend to drive in Australia should take the time to get know Australia's road rules. Although there are eight states and territories in Australia, road rules are largely consistent. Information on driving in Australia, available in a number of languages, can be accessed here.

bringING your car to australia

For information on temporarily bringing your car, motorcycle or other vehicle to Australia, please click here.

Taking your car overseas

The document used to identify your vehicle is called a Carnet de Passages en Douane (CPD) and allows visitors to temporarily import their vehicles for a limited period of time. For more information on carnets, please click here.

CAMPING CARD INTERNATIONAL

The Camping Card International (CCI) may entitle members to discounts and covers third party insurance claims for bodily injury to third parties, and/or damage to property resulting from any accident occurring while camping. For further details click here or contact the Motoring Club in your State or Territory.