Using my WA licence overseas

If you plan on driving overseas you will need an international driver permit (IDP) and your WA licence.

We recommend you apply for an International Driving Permit (IDP) if you want to drive overseas. 

IDPs are sanctioned by the United Nations and accepted in over 150 countries as a recognisable form of identification.

You will need to carry your IDP and your WA driver's licence with you when driving overseas.

Find out how to apply for an IDP on the RAC website.

We also advise you contact the driving authority in the country you are planning to visit.


Renewing your licence while overseas or interstate

You can renew your WA driver's licence if you are temporarily interstate or overseas.

If a new photograph is required, you will need to submit a photo kit, your licence renewal, and payment by post.

Find out more about renewing your driver's licence.


Leaving Australia

If you are leaving Australia permanently, you will need to contact the licensing authority of the country you are moving to find out what the requirements are for driving.

You will not be able to be renew your WA driver’s licence once you move overseas.

Before you leave Australia, you will need to decide what to do with any vehicles you may have.

Find out more about transferring a vehicle or vehicle licence refunds and cancellations.

Page last updated: Wed Jan 24 2024 2:17:11 PM