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An International Driver's License will help you rent and drive vehicles worldwide.

An International Driver's License will help you rent and drive vehicles worldwide.

An International Driver’s License is a booklet that translates your domestic driver’s license into many languages — making it easier for you to rent and drive vehicles around the world.

If you are driving a car while in Australia or in any of the following approved Countries — You can use your International Driver’s License to translate your domestic driver’s license for rental agencies and local authorities.

We abide by the International Driver’s License Booklet specifications detailed in the UN Convention of 1949.

How to get your IDL

How to get your IDL​


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What is an IDP/IDL?

An IDL (International Driver’s License) or IDP (International Driving Permit) or are the same term for a set of documents that translates your driver’s license into 12 languages which you need to legally drive in many foreign countries.
Also can be referred to as an International Driving License or International Driver’s Permit.

Do I need an International Driver's License in Australia?

Travelers to Australia for a short term stay are required to have an International Driver’s Permit as well as a current license from back home. Your International Driving Permit will help translate your home license into English. Each of the six states in Australia will have their own specific rules which is why – It is highly advisable for all visitors, regardless of the duration of their stay, to carry an International Driving License (IDL) with them.

Do I need to be an Australian citizen to apply?

Individuals with a valid driver’s license are eligible to apply for an International Driving License. Completing the application requires: submitting a headshot (See how to submit headshot for your IDP/IDL) and uploading your current driver’s license. You do not need to be an Australian citizen to apply for an International Driver’s License.

Is my International Driving Permit valid in Australia?

An International Driver’s Permit (IDP) is valid in Australia for all temporary visitors. An IDP works as a translation of your home country’s driver’s license. For a full list of countries where your International Driver’s License is accepted, please see (Countries That Accept an International Driver’s License)

What are the requirements for driving in Australia?

In order to drive legally in Australia – the following is required:
1. Current Driver’s License: You need a current and up to date driver’s license from your home country. An International Driver’s License (IDL) to serve as a translation is also required. While certain states may accept a foreign driver’s license without the need for an International Driver’s Permit, it is highly recommended that you have both.
2. Age Minimums: The legal driving age in Australia for a full non-provisional license is 18. Certain states allow drivers under the age of 18 to drive with restrictions. Rental car companies will often set a minimum age of 21.
3. Insurance: Auto collision and accident insurance is required and specific coverage needs are different in each state. Rental insurance coverage is highly recommended.
4. Traffic Laws – Important traffic laws and regulations are listed below.

General International Driver's License Information and Frequently Asked Questions

How can I obtain an International Driver's License?

Visit the Online International Driver’s License Application to order your IDL now. The entire process takes less than 5 minutes and can be done completely online.  

What is the price of an International Driving Permit?

Total pricing for an International Driver’s License depends on how many years of validity (1-3), digital vs physical (physical copies include a ready to use instant digital copy), shipping options, and processing time (all orders processed within 2 hours with 15 minute urgent processing available). Please see International Driver’s Permit Pricing for detailed information.

What information is included in an International Driving License?

An International Driving License contains the following
1. Driver Information: Full Name, Photograph, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Home Country.
2. Set of 12 translations (including English)
3. Vehicle Endorsements: A-E Categories that indicate which vehicles you are allowed to drive.
4. Approved Countries: The list of countries that require and accept an IDL
5. Special Conditions: Any restrictions or exclusions
Sample photos and documents can be found here: What is an International Driver’s License.

What are the International Driver's Permit Categories?

All International Driver’s License follow the A-E category format that allow others to understand which vehicles you are licensed to drive:
A – Motorcycles: Includes motor scooters and motorcycles
B – Cars: All passenger (less than 8 seats) vehicles.
C – Large Vehicles: Trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles.
D – Buses: Vehicles with more than 8 seats
E – Trailers: Used in addition to any of the categories above.

What is the difference between the digital International Driver's License and the physical version?

Every International Driving Permit order includes a digital copy that can be accessed online or saved to your phone. When possible – bring the physical copy of your International Driver’s License. In certain cases, car rental and local authorities will accept a digital copy in lieu of the original copy. A physical copy is often used by those who are already in transit to their destination and need access to their International Driver’s Permit immediately.
Those with a valid IDP with E-ITA who have lost their physical copy – contact our support team. A free replacement will be provided with next-day shipping to any destination.
Travelers at an airport who forgot to order an International Drivers License ahead of time are able to apply online and use urgent processing to fulfill any car rental requirements.

How long does the application take?

The application for an International Driving Permit is entirely online. Orders are processed within two hours and expediated 15 min processing is available. All International Driver’s Licenses are shipped the next day with rush shipping.

Do I need an International Driving Permit to purchase a vehicle?

An International Driving License is not a requirement to purchase a vehicle. A valid form of identification is the key requirement to purchase a vehicle. Your IDP is not valid on its own and must be presented with another form of documentation when used.

Will I be allowed to apply for an International Driver's License with an expired license?

An International Drivers Permit is a translation of your current driver’s license. While you are able to apply for one with an expired license – it is recommended that you renew your license as soon as possible.

How do I convert an International Driver's License into a local license?

An International Driving Permit can be used for temporary visitors for a specific duration. For those staying longer – you will be required to apply for a local license. Certain states in Australia will waive the testing requirements depending on your home country if you have a valid license and International Driver’s Permit.

Australian traffic laws

  • People drive on the left side of the road.
  • Australia does have a national seat belt law. We recommend always wearing a seat belt if it is available.
  • Australia does have a national law prohibiting mobile phone use while driving. Using a hands-free device is permitted.
  • Australia does have a national law requiring the use of helmets when on motorcycle or scooter. This applies to both drivers and passengers. Child passengers under the age of 8 are not allowed.
  • Legal Blood Alcohol Content Level: 0.05%. Do not drink and drive.
  • The maximum driving speed is 50 km/h (31 miles/hour) in urban areas and 100-130 km/h (62-80 miles/hour) in rural areas.

Source: World Health Organization

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The perfect companion for traveling overseas. Our travel wallet is designed to carry not just your personal IDs and credit cards, you can also fit your IDP Booklet and Passport! The travel wallet can also fit a most regular sized smart phones. Its RFID-blocking feature means your credit cards are safe whenever you travel.

Size: 12 x 18 cm


– RFID-blocking travel wallet
– 17 card slots
– Passport holder
– IDP Booklet hold
– Coin slot with zipper closure
– Wristlet included
– Embossed with International Drivers Association logo