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.

For enquires please email: international@aaa.asn.au 

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, go to the International Driving Permit Directory. Read more

RENEW AN INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS PERMIT (IDP)

In order to renew your IDP while you are overseas, you can apply for an IDP by downloading an application form through the constituent motoring clubs websites.  Please note that the club may ask you 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.  Contact the Motoring Club in your State or Territory.

bringING your car to australia


GENERAL INFORMATION

The importation of cars, motorcycles, trailers and other vehicles (including caravans) is controlled under the Customs Act, 1901. Read more.

IMPORTING YOUR VEHICLE INTO AUSTRALIA UNDER THE COVER OF A CARNET

The simplest way to bring your vehicle to Australia on a temporary basis is by Carnet De Passages en Douane (CPD carnet). Read more.

IMPORTING YOUR VEHICLE INTO AUSTRALIA WITHOUT A CARNET

Vehicles temporary imported into Australia without a carnet will be required to provide security with Australian Customs and Border Protection Service on arrival in Australia. Read more.

REGISTERATION REQUIREMENTS

All vehicles travelling on Australian roads are required to be covered by Compulsory Third Party CTP (bodily injury) Insurance.  Read more.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT DRIVING IN AUSTRALIA

Driving in Australia can be difficult if you dont have all the information and rules. Read more.

MOTORCYCLE & BICYCLE SAFETY 

If you are riding a motorcycle, motor scooter or bicycle, you are required to wear a helmet at all times. Read more.  

SELLING YOUR VEHICLE

Before your vehicle is sold in Australia you must pay Customs Duty and the carnet cleared by Australian Customs and Border Protection. Read more.

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. Read more.

CAMPING CARD INTERNATIONAL

The Camping Card International (CCI) is a useful and widely recognised document throughout Europe at camping and caravanning sites.  In some Europe campsites, it is a requirement to have a CCI card for Liability Insurance.  A CCI card is a discount card at more than 2,500 campsites throughout Europe.  This discount can be as much as 25% in both high season and low season. For more information and application on Camping Card International, contact the Motoring Club in your State/Territory.