Driving in Australia
First of, just like driving in the UK, you stick to the left hand side of the road…might sound obvious, but for those who didn’t know, you do now 🙂
What’s the speed limit in Australia?
Contrary to some beliefs, speed limits in Australia are not pedal to the metal, despite the vast open roads and outback stretching for miles and miles upon end. The limit in cities is generally 60 kilometers per hour (35 mph), and the speed limit on Australian highways is generally 110 kph (68 mph).
How old do I have to be to drive in Australia?
You must be 18 years old to drive a car in Australia. Learner drivers will go through an extensive training program, enabling the majority of drivers on the road to be very safe and cautious.
What do I need to drive in Australia?
You must have a full drivers license to be able to drive in Australia, in my case a fully qualified English license. If you’re going to be in the country for more than six months, you can get an international driver’s license before you leave home, or you can apply for a license in Australia when you’re there. If you’re going to rent a car, you will need your local, unexpired driver’s license (that you’ve held for at least one year), with another form of identification and credit card.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Australia?
The minimum age for renting cars in Australia is essentially 21 years old, but drivers under 25 may have to pay an extra charge. Check with the car rental agency before you set your heart on a particular model. The standard age for renting vans is usually 25, but if you’re between 21-24 you may have to pay extra charges.
What’s the deal with campervans in Australia?
Campervans are a great way to get around Australia. The size of the country is phenomenal, so exploring OZ in a campervan can be a very mind blowing experience. For instance, travelling from Melbourne to Brisbane can take days and days, if travelling direct (without stop overs). Do check out our deals and prices over on our campervan rental website 😉
Petrol prices in Australia?
Petrol is sold by the litre, with prices usually cheaper than that of the UK, however different in comparison with many other countries. For an idea of prices across areas in Australia, check out this website, for an accurate description of petrol costs across the whole of Australia.
Can I buy a car in Australia?
Purchasing a vehicle in Australia is very easy and highly recommended for those of you who plan on staying out here for a lengthy duration. There are plenty of companies that advertise themselves as backpacker car dealers, with businesses offering to purchase used and old cars also. Your Australian hostel’s bulletin board is also an excellent place to look for a backpacker car for sale. Just remember to check out everything and don’t rush into your purchase, you don’t want to be ripped off with a dodgy car now do you.