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International driving permits

Need to drive overseas? We can help with an international drivers licence

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a tourist international drivers licence that allows you to drive overseas without needing more tests or applications. RAA are the only organisation in South Australia authorised to issue International Driving Permits.

Things you should know

  • Your International Driving Permit will be valid for 12 months. 
  • The permit is a translation of your valid Australian driver’s licence into nine languages (English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Greek, German and Japanese). It can be a handy form of ID when talking with foreign authorities.
Learn more

Order online

You can order your permit online anytime. Follow the steps at the permit website to order.

Please allow 3 to 8 working days for us to process your order and mail your printed permit to you. If you require your permit sooner, visit an RAA shop.

Our permits cost $49 plus postage online.

Get a permit at a shop

You can get your permit immediately at any RAA Shop. You'll need to:

  • complete an application form in-store (or download the form (PDF, 395KB) and bring along already completed);
  • show your current physical Australian driver’s licence (digital licences, photos or photocopies aren't accepted);
  • supply a passport-sized photo of yourself. 

Our permits cost $49 in store.

Countries you need a permit to drive

Only some countries require you to have an International Driving Permit. Before you buy a permit, we recommend you check the Australian Automobile Association's International Driving Permit Directory for the permit requirements for your destination.