Joining as an international driver

Short answer:

International drivers are very welcome to join! You will need to hold a full unrestricted driver licence from your home country, with a formal English translation if it is in another language.

An international licence is acceptable but is not necessary.

Tips for driving in Australia 

When you're driving in Australia, remember: 

  • Drive on the left side of the road.
  • Park on the left side of the road - you will get a fine if you park against the direction of traffic. 
  • Always check the parking signs carefully before you leave the car - you will be responsible if you leave the car in a place and it gets a fine (no matter how long after you leave it).
  • Speed limits are strictly enforced in Australia. Some roads and streets don't have speed limit signs, but speed limits still apply. Slow down, drive safely and avoid heavy fines.
  • If you are driving outside of the cities, kangaroos and other wildlife may be on the roads - avoid driving around dawn and dusk if possible, and drive carefully at all times.
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