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International Driving Permits

  • $49
  • Valid for 12 months
  • Allows you to drive overseas

Your way, on the highway.

Heading overseas and planning to drive? There’s a good chance you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Whether you’re hiring a car, motorbike, mini bus or go-kart, be sure to check if you need an IDP.

So, what's an IDP? It's proof that you hold a valid drivers licence in your home country. You'll need to carry it with your domestic drivers licence, as they go hand in hand. A valid IDP lets you rent cars or motorbikes in many countries.

We can help you out in a branch, or online.

Applying for an IDP has never been easier, you can apply online now. Simply complete the online form and your IDP will be processed in 3-8 business days and mailed to you.  

Travelling soon? Our branches can issue IDPs on the spot. You’ll need to bring your passport photo and drivers licence with you. Please note only our Burnie, Devonport, Glenorchy, Hobart RACT House, Kingston, Launceston, & Rosny branches are equipped to issue this service.

If you’ve got plenty of time, you can also apply via the post by mailing us this printable IDP application form.

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) is the only authorised distributor of IDPs for Australian drivers licence holders. RACT will process your IDP on behalf of the AAA as their sales agent.

Want to know more?

What's an International Driving Permit and do I need one?

We've created an easy to read article hilighting some key information about IDP's

Common questions

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Or call 13 27 22, Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm.

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