Driving interstate or overseas
Driving interstate with a Queensland driver licence
If you are driving interstate, you still have to adhere to the conditions of your Queensland licence.
You will also have to obey the other state's road rules. For example, New South Wales has a rule that requires all learner drivers to obey an 80 km/h maximum driving speed.
To find out if any special road rules will apply to you when travelling interstate, it is best to contact the transport authority for the state that you will be driving in.
Driving overseas with a Queensland driver licence
You are generally able to drive internationally (subject to the laws of the country you are travelling in) with an international licence as well as your Queensland driver licence. You are advised to contact the driving authority in the country you are planning to visit to find out that country's licence requirements.
Note: The Department of Transport and Main Roads does not provide, or handle any queries to do with, international licensing.
The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) website has information on how to obtain an international licence*.
Renewing your Queensland driver licence while interstate or overseas
You may apply to renew your Queensland driver licence if you are temporarily interstate or overseas. Read renewing your licence when interstate or overseas for more information.
Note: If you are no longer a resident of Queensland, you need to contact the driver licensing authority in the state, territory or country where you now live to obtain a driver licence.
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