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Visitors
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Australia

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    If you’re visiting from interstate you can drive in SA with your current interstate driver’s licence as long as you adhere to your licence conditions.

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    If you’re visiting from overseas on a temporary visa you can drive in SA if you have a current overseas driver’s licence and you are not disqualified from driving. If your licence is not written in English you need to carry an English translation or an International Driving Permit.

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    If you become a permanent resident you must apply for a South Australian driver’s licence within three months.

safe driving tips

Welcome to South Australia. We hope you enjoy your stay, but more importantly we want you stay safe while you are here. If you intend to drive in South Australia, this section will help you drive legally and safely with information on our driver's licence requirements, the road rules and road safety tips.

International drivers

International drivers

If you are a visitor to South Australia - welcome!  We want you to enjoy your stay, but more importantly we want you to stay safe. Here are tips and rules for driving in South Australia.

Licence requirements for visitors

Using an interstate or overseas driver’s licence in South Australia and how to apply for a driver’s licence here.
The Driver's Handbook

The Driver's Handbook

The Driver's Handbook is the road rules handbook for all South Australian drivers, including learner drivers.
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