Australian Embassy
Norway, Iceland

Driving Licence information



Step-by-step guide on exchanging your driving licence:


  1. Apply to have your licence exchanged with the Danish authorities. Once the application has been lodged, you will receive an ‘e-Boks’ message with a letter advising that the authorities cannot verify that your license is genuine (this is normal).


  2. Request a Driving History report from your state office in Australia and allocate that it be sent directly to the Australian Embassy in Copenhagen to the following address: [email protected]


  3. Forward the letter you received from the Danish authorities to the Australian Embassy in Copenhagen – [email protected] and we will then send a copy of your Driving History report directly to the authorities.


Please Note:

Danish authorities will only accept:

  • A driving history report sent to them directly from the Australian Embassy.

If your issuing office does not provide electronic reports:

  • A printed driving history report must be signed and mailed to the Australian Embassy where we can affix an apostille on the document. The signature must be verifiable by DFAT for us affix an Apostille. The Apostille process is explained on our notarial page.

Once we have received either your driving history report or the letter from danish authorities, you will have a maximum of 90 days to complete the process of exchanging your licence. All reports will be deleted following this period.


Renewing or replacing Australian driver licence overseas


  • Some states allow Australian drivers to renew their licence while overseas. More information is available here.
  • If you are unable to submit your current licence along with the application form, you may need to provide a certified copy of your ID and a signature that has been witnessed by a Diplomatic officer at the Australian Embassy.
  • To book an appoitment, please visit our notarial page.


Find your state office here:

You can apply for your driving licence report online and have it sent by email to the Embassy on [email protected].


  • Australian Capital Territory – ACT
    Apply for licence history search here. The driving licence holder can authorise a third party to obtain their information on their behalf.
  • New South Wales – NSW
    Apply for your driving record here. Check out NSW driving record sample here. 
  • Northern Territory – NT
    Complete traffic history check here. Only the holder may apply for their driving record.
  • Queensland – QLD
    Apply for your traffic history report here.
  • South Australia – SA
    Apply for your licence history report here. Check out SA driving licence sample here.
  • Tasmania – TAS
    Apply for your Driving report by applying for the information to be released here. The holder must apply for their own driving history.
  • Victoria - Vic
    You must first sign up with My VicRoads, then call the operators at VicRoads within their opening hours on +61 3 8391 3216 and authorise that you want the report sent by email to [email protected]. If the VicRoads operator will not take down the email address [email protected], please ask the operator to contact the Searches team on ext. 2388.
  • Western Australia - WA
    Holders of driving licences can authorise third parties, like the commune or the Police, to use the online verification form to confirm licence validity. To check suspended licence status go here.

Updated:  27 February 2022