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 is a translation of your valid Australian drivers licence which carries your identification details in nine languages (English, Spanish, Japanese, Greek, German, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, French) which can be useful in case you need to communicate with foreign authorities. Some rental car companies will require you have an IDP before allowing you to hire a vehicle from them. IDPs are valid for 12 months from the date of issue and are a handy form of photo ID whilst travelling. Get into the driver’s seat and start your holiday the right way with an IDP.
Check your destination below if you're unsure whether the country you're travelling to requires an IDP.
RACQ is the authorised IDP sales agent in Queensland as appointed by the Australian Automobile Association (AAA). The AAA is the only authorised distributor of International Driving Permits in Australia for Australian Drivers Licence holders.
Getting an IDP is simple. Complete our online application, or if you need an IDP in a hurry, gather the required documents and head to your nearest RACQ store where you’ll be issued with your permit instantly.
Apply from the comfort of your own home, 24/7
Postage available in Australia and overseas. Please note: application processing and postage times apply.
*Price subject to change without notice.
For the T&C’s, visit the Australian Automobile Association.
The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) is the only authorised body to sell International Driving Permits (IDP) in Australia. The RACQ is an authorised sales agent of the AAA.
RACQ Operations Pty Ltd (ABN 80 009 663 414 AR 000234978) and Members Travel Group Pty Ltd (ABN 45 144 538 803 AR 000432492) are acting as an Authorised Representative of the issuer of the insurance, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. (ABN 80 000 438 291 AFSL 246 548). Any advice set out above is general in nature only, and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before purchasing any travel products, please consider the RACQ Travel Insurance Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and the Target Market Determinations (TMDs) that apply to these products. Whilst the PDS outlines the Terms and Conditions of these products, the TMD’s outline the intended class of customers that comprise the target market for these travel products. This will allow you to consider which products best suit your objectives, financial situation and needs and consider the products appropriateness to your personal circumstances. TMD’s also outline matters involving the distribution and the review of these products. The PDS, Supplementary PDS and TMD’s for each travel product can be found here.