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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO DRIVE IN AUSTRALIA

Driver`s License

Travelers who are visiting Australia are able to drive with a foreign license for three months, as long as the license is in English, if not then a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) from the country you reside in will need to be obtained.

The laws can be different in every state and territory of Australia, be sure to research the rules for driving and licensing before your visit.

Insurance

You also need to have valid insurance and all documents relating to the car (certified copies are OK). You should check with your insurance agent to see if you have coverage while renting a vehicle in Australia. It is also a good idea to check with the credit card company that you are using to pay for the rental car to see if they offer insurance protection at no additional cost.

Glasses

People who wear glasses must carry a spare pair in the car at all times.

Child Safety Seat

The laws in Australia requires children under the age of 7 to be properly restrained in a child passenger restraint system which meets the federal motor vehicle safety standards. Child seats are available at the airport rental locations and offsite rental locations for an additional daily fee.

GPS

GPS Navigation devices are available at airport rental locations and most off-site locations for an additional daily fee.

Other

Fire extinguisher (recommended)

First-aid kit (recommended)

The emergency services can be accessed by calling 000.