If you’ll be driving in another country, it’s always a good idea to get an International Driving Permit (IDP) before you head off. An IDP lets you drive internationally without needing to sit any extra tests. Hiring a car overseas? Some countries require this permit before you can rent a car. Get into the driver’s seat and start your holiday the right way with an IDP.
Check if you’ll need an IDP at your destination through the online international driving permit directory.
You can get an IDP online, at your local RACQ branch or you can send your application to us via post. You’ll just need the following items:
Check the application form for the ID requirements, photo specifications and the associated costs of your IDP. If you’re after the T&C’s, check out the Australian Automobile Association.
*Price subject to change without notice.
Complete our online application form and get your IDP posted to you.
Please note: Processing and postage times apply.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions postage to international destinations may be delayed or may not be possible due to border closures. Before placing your order, please check the Australia Post website for the most up to date information on delays and border closures here.
Apply in store at one of our RACQ stores. This is the quickest way to obtain an IDP.
Please note: IDP applications NOT available in RACQ Bank branches.
Important update: From 22 Jun 2020 your family or friends can no longer obtain an International Driving Permit on your behalf. If you cannot make it to a branch to apply for your International Driving Permit, please apply online or by post.
You can apply for your IDP by post. Just complete the IDP application form, gather copies of your identification and send through to:
The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Ltd
International Driving Permits
2649 Logan Road
Eight Mile Plains, QLD 4113
Key facts about International Drivers Permits include: