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Registration and licences

Find information about driving in Australia. Includes links to state and territory driver's licence and vehicle registration information.

Driver's licence application

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Planning to drive for the first time? Provides links to state and territory information on getting your driver's licence.

Driver's licence renewal

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Do you need to renew your driver's licence? Provides links to state and territory licence renewal information.

Driving with an overseas licence

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Laws and driving regulations differ from state to state for overseas drivers. Provides links to state information for driving with an overseas licence while visiting Australia.

International driving permits

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is proof that you hold a valid driver licence in your home country. IDPs are issued through state and territory motoring clubs. This page on the Smartraveller site links to relevant IDP authorities in each state.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


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Designed to help improve driver safety by fostering a partnership between learners, their supervising drivers and professional instructors. Keys2drive is an initiative of the Australian Automobile Association and sponsored by the Australian Government.

Australian Automobile Association

Overseas driver licences

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Provides information for drivers wishing to exchange their overseas licence for an Australian driving licence.


Proof of Age card

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A proof of age card can be used for general identification, and as proof of age for young people over the age of 18.

Registration and licensing authorities

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Road transport authorities are usually responsible for motor vehicle inspection and registration, and driver licensing services. Provides links to state and territory registration and licensing authorities.

Registration renewal

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Do you need to renew your vehicle registration? Provides links to state and territory vehicle registration or licence renewal information.

Road rules

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Learning to drive? Travelling interstate? Make sure you know the road rules. Provides links to state and territory road rules information.