Following a few simple road safety tips can help make your driving holiday in Australia safer and more enjoyable.
Driving in Australia
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.
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 remember to look right, then left and then right again when you are walking across the street if there are no traffic lights close by.
Seatbelts and child restraints
Seatbelts must always be worn when driving. All passengers in the car must also wear seatbelts. Children under age 7 must be in a child restraint appropriate for the child’s size and weight.
Obey the road signs
You should familiarise yourself with the road signs in Australia and make sure you obey them.