Can I use my Overseas Driver Licence to drive in the Northern Territory?


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Driving in the Northern Territory.

Can I use my Overseas Driver Licence to drive in the Northern Territory?.

Yes ?? you may use your Overseas Driver Licence providing that you have not been in the Northern Territory for a continuous period of three (3) months.

If your Driver Licence is NOT in English, you must ALSO have an overseas issued International Driving Permit granted in accordance with the terms of the 1949 United Nations Convention on Road Traffic,

It is an offence in the NT to drive a vehicle without carrying your driver licence at all times.
Penalties apply if you can not show your licence to a Police Officer when required.

http://www.transport.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/19997/G7-Information-for-Visitors-to-the-NT-DoT-09-March-2011.pdf

You may need to prove your genuine visitor status to the Traffic Police, if required.


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You need to carry your Driver Licence and English Translation or International Driving Permit at all times while driving.

International Driving Permits.

An International Driving Permit (IDP) or International Drivers Licence is a United Nations sanctioned document that translates your driving classification into nine different languages and is recognised in over 150 countries.

Seat Belts in Australia.

Seat Belts are Compulsory in Australia for all occupants of the car.

A passenger who is under 4 years old must not be in the front row of a motor vehicle that has 2 or more rows of seats.

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