Driving overseas?

You might need to get an International Driving Permit (IDP), also known as an international drivers licence.

If you're renting or driving a car overseas, an IDP means you don’t need to apply for a licence in the country you’re visiting. It's also useful as photo ID.

Pick one up from a participating branch or apply online to receive it in as few as five business days (through Domestic Express Post).

I'm leaving in less than five days, what do I do?

Pick up an IDP from a participating branch. Use the branch finder to see the closest branch to you that can help you get an IDP.

More services from NRMA*

Holiday deals


NRMA* Members get discounts on cruises, rail tours, Australian and overseas holidays, and more.

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Discounted tickets

NRMA* Members can save on over 3,000 experiences across Australia and New Zealand. Get discounts on Gold Coast theme parks, zoos, wildlife parks, sightseeing cruises and more.

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Car hire

Car rental discounts with Thrifty

NRMA* Members get 15% off day rates, a free upgrade and more.

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Things you should know

* National Roads and Motorists' Association Limited, ABN 77 000 010 506, trading as NRMA, is a separate and independent company from Insurance Australia Limited, ABN 11 000 016 722, trading as NRMA Insurance. “NRMA” provides Membership, “NRMA Blue”, the “my nrma app” and other services.