Australian Embassy
Ireland

Driving Licence Information

Driver's Licences

A drivers licence exchange operates between Ireland and States and Territories in Australia. This allows a person who holds an Australian driving licence and who is resident in Ireland to surrender the Australian licence and be granted an equivalent Irish licence in exchange without undergoing a driving test. All surrendered licences are sent back to the relevant Australian motor vehicle registry.

The control of drivers' licensing within Australia is vested in the State and Territory authorities. You should direct your enquiry to the road traffic authority of the State or Territory which issued your licence. The Embassy does not extend, renew or replace any Australian State or Territory licence.

If you are required to have your signature witnessed and/or photograph certified, you may wish to have this done at the Embassy by a diplomatic or consular officer. A fee is payable (under the Consular Fees Act) in euros to the Embassy for each of these acts. Please note that these fees do not include the fee for your licence which is payable directly to the relevant State or Territory Road Traffic Authority in Australia and should accompany your application. You should bring your passport and licence to the Embassy. It is your responsibility to forward the application to Australia.

Driver licensing authorities in Australia

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Road User Services
PO Box 582
Dickson ACT 2602
Australia

Tel: 00 61 2 6207 7000
Email: roaduserservices@act.gov.au  
Web: www.urbanservices.act.gov.au  
 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Photo Licence Unit, Roads & Traffic Authority
PO Box 21
Parkes NSW 2870
Australia

Tel: 00 61 2 4925 1805
Email: Customer_Service_Centre@rta.nsw.gov.au  
Web: www.rta.nsw.gov.au

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Dept of Infrastructure, Planning & Environment
Goyder Rd, Parap
Darwin NT
Australia

Tel: 00 61 8 8999 3111
00 61 8 8999 3189

QUEENSLAND 

Queensland Transport
Manager Dalby Customer Service Centre
PO Bx 767
Dalby QLD 4405
Australia

Tel: 00 61 7 3215 4500
Email: fastinfo@transport.qld.gov.au  
Web: www.transport.qld.gov.au  

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Transport South Australia
EDS Centre
108 North terrace
Adelaide 5000

Tel: 00 61 3 8343 2222
Web: www.transport.sa.gov.au

TASMANIA

Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources
GPO Box 936
Hobart TAS 7001
Australia

Tel: 00 61 3 6233 5201
Email: transport@dier.tas.gov.au  
Web: www.dier.tas.gov.au  

VICTORIA 

Vic Roads Information Services
PO Box 1644N
Melbourne VIC 3001
Australia

Tel: 00 61 3 9854 2666
Web: www.vicroads.vic.gov.au

WESTERN AUSTRALIA 

Dept for Planning & Infratructure
469 Wellington St
Perth WA 6000
Australia

Tel: 00 61 8 9427 6404
Emal: call.centre@dpi.wa.gov.au  
Web: www.dpi.wa.gov.au