Driving in Australia

If you’re used to driving in the UK – or any country that drives on the left – chances are you won’t have many problems driving in Australia. But like anywhere, it pays to know about the local rules and road signs before you get behind the wheel.

Road in Australian Bush

Key rules, regulations and things to know about driving in Australia: 

More information about driving in Australia

The following websites are provided by the various Australian state governments, and feature comprehensive information about road rules, tolls and traffic conditions. Some are aimed more at learner drivers, while others (such as the NSW, Victorian and Queensland sites) have specific sections designed for tourists.

Don’t forget your excess cover

Excess charges in Australia are among the highest in the world. Protect yourself by organising your excess cover before you pick up your car.