International Driving Permit

Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has been duly empowered and authorised by the Australian Government to issue International Driving Permit (IDP) in Australia on their behalf As the Australian Government is party to the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic. An Australian IDP is only valid for 12 months.

The motoring club in your state/territory will process your IDP on behalf of the AAA as their sales agent.

An IDP carries your identification details in nine languages (English, Spanish, Japanese, Greek, German, Arabic, Russian, Chinese and French).

Your IDP is proof that you hold a current domestic drivers licence and it is only valid if you carry your domestic driver’s licence with your IDP.

Before purchasing an IDP it is highly recommended that you visit the AAA International Driving Permit Directory on the following Link and check your destinations for IDP requirements. This information is only a guide and seeking contact with local authorities is always encouraged as it will provide you with the latest requirements for that country.

Protecting your personal information is important to the AAA and their sales agents. Please refer to the below ink to our Privacy Policy. Should you not wish to provide your details online you can submit a postal application via the following link.

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us:
Australian Automobile Association
103 Northbourne Avenue Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
Ph 02 6247 7311
Email international@aaa.asn.au

The Cost of an IDP is $39.00 plus postage.

Your IDP will take 5-8 working days to process

Things you need

To continue with the online application, you will need to provide:

Recent photo of yourself

  • Must be between 35-40mm wide and 45-50mm high
  • It should show your head and top of shoulders close up
  • Passport quality photo with plain white background
  • Image resolution 150 dpi

Drivers Licence

  • Must be a clear and readable scan of front and back of the licence
  • Image resolution 150 dpi
  • L PLATERS can not be issued an IDP

Payment method

International Driving Permits are $39, plus postage depending on location. You can pay by Visa or MasterCard.