Do Australians need an international drivers licence in UK?

Do Australians need an international drivers licence in UK?

Driving in the UK and Ireland If you’ve been in the UK for fewer than 12 months, there’s no need to get an International Driving Permit ā€“ you can drive with your Australian licence.

How do I exchange my Australian driving licence to UK?

How to exchange your foreign driving licence for a UK one: Order the application form D1 from the DVLA and send the form with the required documents (including your original driving licence) to the address on the form. Your new UK driving licence should arrive within three weeks.

How long can you drive in Australia with a UK licence?

3 months
If you intend to stay in Australia and you hold a permanent visa, you can drive using your UK licence for a maximum of 3 months. To continue driving, you must get a local licence within this 3 month period. You must carry your driving licence and passport when driving.

Is my Australian driving licence valid in UK?

According to the DVLA (the UK’s Driver Vehicle Licencing Agency) either an Australian ā€œPā€ (probationary) licence or a full unrestricted licence is valid for driving in the UK.

Is Australian license valid in UK?

Does Australia drive the same as UK?

Driving in Australia is quite similar to driving in the UK. We both drive on the left hand side of the road. We both have strict laws against drink driving and will take points off your licence for breaking the safety rules.

Can I drive in Europe with Australian licence?

In most cases, your current Australian driving licence is not enough alone when driving in a foreign country. It must be complemented with an International Driving Permit. A valid IDP permits you to drive in most foreign countries in case of an emergency under normal IDP conditions.

Can I hire a car in UK with Australian licence?

Keep in mind that those with a driver’s licence issued from the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand do not require an IDP to be able to rent a car in the UK. However, keep in mind that some car rental companies may require one if you are planning to drive across the channel, crossing by either Le Shuttle or a ferry.

Which countries accept Australian driving licence?

Recognised countries and jurisdictions are:

  • Austria.
  • Belgium.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Canada.
  • Croatia.
  • Denmark.
  • Finland.
  • France.

Can I convert my driving license in UK?

To exchange your license, the process is pretty simple. You will need to complete an application form. This is available online at or via most post offices. Return it to the DVLA along with your license and the standard Ā£50 fee for exchanging licenses.

What driving licenses are valid in the UK?

Any person with a valid driving licence issued in their country of origin is permitted to drive in the UK with an international licence for at least 12 months. This includes driving in the UK with a European driving licence.