1. Recent photo of yourself
    A passport-sized colour photo of yourself with a plain white background. Check your photo meets the AAA requirements.

  2. Australian driver licence
    A current Australian driver licence plastic photo card (digital or temporary licences are not accepted).

  3. Visa or Mastercard
    A payment of AUD $49 (plus postage). You can pay by Visa or Mastercard.

Who can legally sell or distribute IDPs in Australia?

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) is the only official distributor of IDPs in Australia. We’re authorised by them to sell on their behalf.

You can avoid buying fraudulent permits or licences by only applying with AAA or the motoring club in your state or territory.

Why do I need an International Driving Permit (IDP)?

If you're planning on travelling overseas, a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) is an official United Nations and Government document that shows local authorities that you’re licenced to drive in Australia. Local authorities and car companies may require you hold an IDP to drive or rent a vehicle.

How long does it take from an IDP to arrive?

If you apply online, your hardcopy IDP booklet will be dispatched within 3 business days once approved.

To estimate postage timeframes based on your location you can check Australia Post domestic delivery timeframes – you'll need to allow more time for public holidays and regional or international delivery. If you apply in person at a branch, your IDP can be issued on the spot if you have the required documentation.

Do International Driving Permits expire?

A permit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue or the expiry date of your Australian driver licence. If your licence expires during the permit period, simply renew your licence and the permit will stay valid.

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