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Licence Requirements for Renting a Car in Australia

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VroomVroomVroom has put together an article about driver's licence requirements to ensure that your car rental experience is smooth and simple. While you may have a licence already, you may still end up not being able to hire a car if you don't meet the other requirements such as licence validity and international permits.

What type of licence do I need?

In most cases, you will need a full driver's licence held for a minimum of 12 months. If your licence is not in English, you may be required to present an International or Overseas Licence written in English or similarly a translation document. If you have a Learner's Permit, Provisional or Probationary Licence, you may not be able to hire a rental car.

Find out more about the different Types of Driver's Licences.

Find out more about why you need an International Driving Permit.

Before you hire a car in Australia, ensure that you meet the driver's licence requirements. If you are unsure, contact our customer care team so we can assist you in any of your queries.
Keep in mind that if you are between 21-24 years of age you may also face an additional surcharge when renting a car. You can still rent a car if you have a full driver's licence over 12 months old however there may be extra costs associated with the rental.