Road Safety in Australia
Follow our guide to Australia’s road rules and regulations to make your driving holiday in Australia safer and more enjoyable.
Do I need an international driver’s licence to drive in Australia?
Yes. If you wish to drive in Australia, you must hold a valid international driving permit accompanied by the driver licence issued in the country you live in.
What side of the road do Australians drive on?
Australians drive on the left side of two-way roads. Ask passengers to remind you of this every time you set off and when you are turning at an intersection. You should always use pedestrian crossings where possible and remember to look right, then left and then right again when you are walking across the street.
Can I hire a car in Australia?
Car rental can be extremely cost effective when planning to travel around Australia by road. When renting a car in Australia, there are requirements which are common across the car rental industry, including holding a valid driver’s licence, a credit card as a form of security, and a passport for ID. You will find most of the major international car rental companies in Australia including Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget and Europcar.