Australian Embassy
Denmark
Norway, Iceland

Driving Licence information

Information on exchanging Driving Licences

Denmark

On 1 April 2016, the Danish government enacted legislation to allow Australian driving licence holders to exchange their valid, full licences to a Danish one, provided certain criteria were met. Part of the criteria is to submit evidence that your driving licence is valid. This can be done by applying for a Driving History report from the issuing office in Australia.

"Påtænkt afslag på ombytning af udenlandsk kørekort"
If you have already submitted an application, you will eventually receive a letter from the Police in your E-boks, advising you that the Police are considering to not issue a driving licence to you, because they cannot verify that it is genuine. This is normal.
Please forward this letter to the Embassy - [email protected] - and apply for the Driving History report from the Department of Transport which issued the driving licence (details below).

All Driving History Reports must be sent digitally to the Australian Embassy to this email: [email protected]
See how to obtain a Driving History report.

The Danish Road Safety Agency (Færdselsstyrelsen) provide detailed information on their website:
https://www.fstyr.dk/en/Driving-licences/Foreign-driving-licences#

Copenhagen Commune has a specific website, outlining what is required in Copenhagen:
http://international.kk.dk/artikel/how-do-i-get-drivers-license-denmark-if-i-have-foreign-license 

Norway

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Vegvesen) provides information on how to drive in Norway on an Australian licence:
https://www.vegvesen.no/en/driving-licences/driving-licence-holders/foreign-driving-licences-in-norway/issued-outside-the-eu-eea

Iceland

The Icelandic Multicultural and Information Centre provides information about driving in Iceland and links to other official sites:
https://www.mcc.is/enska-okuskirteini/

Obtaining a driving history report from Australia

The Danish authorities will only accept Driving History Reports that have been sent to them directly from the Australian Embassy.
Please make sure the issuing office emails the report to the Australian Consular inbox: [email protected]

*VicRoads issue Digital Reports and then post them (snailmail) overseas. You should ensure the reports are emailed to the Embassy.

If your issuing office does not provide electronic reports, they must be signed and mailed to the Australian Embassy where we can affix an apostille on the document.  A logo is insufficient. A signature must be verifiable by DFAT in order for us affix an Apostille.
The Apostille process is explained here: http://denmark.embassy.gov.au/cpgn/consular.html#apostilles

These are the direct links to the offices, which can issue you with a driving history report.

Australian Capital Territory – ACT
Licence history search: http://www.rego.act.gov.au/licence/licence-history-search. The driving licence holder can authorise a third party to obtain their information on their behalf.

New South Wales – NSW
You can apply for your driving record online: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/request-driving-record
Sample of NSW driving record: https://www.myrta.com/myrta/applications/clenq/sample_certified_driving_records.html

Northern Territory – NT
Complete traffic history check: https://nt.gov.au/driving/driverlicence/renew,-change-or-update-your-licence/apply-for-your-driver-licence-history. Only the holder may apply for their driving record.

Queensland – QLD
You submit an application for traffic history here: https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/licensing/history/traffic

South Australia – SA
You can apply for your driving licence report online and have it sent by email to the Embassy - [email protected]  http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/driving-and-transport/drivers-and-licences/drivers-licence/check-your-driving-history
A sample report is available online: http://www.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/175422/SAMPLE-Driver-Licence-Report.pdf 

Tasmania – TAS
You can apply for your Driving report by applying for the information to be released: http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/registration/information/search_applications. 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 : https://online.transport.wa.gov.au/webExternal/driver/
Suspended licence check: http://www.courts.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/fines/Default.aspx
 

 

Renewing or replacing your Australian driver licence while overseas

Some states allow Australian drivers to renew their licence while overseas.
The application process is managed by the Department of Transport in your home state, so you cannot lodge an application at the Embassy.
Please use this link to find the information from your home state: www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/transport-and-regional/drivers-licence-renewal

If you are unable (or need the licence for ID purposes while overseas) to submit your current licence along with the application form, you can have your ID certified and your signature witnessed by a Diplomatic officer at the Australian Embassy.

Book an appointment with a Diplomatic Officer: https://denmark.embassy.gov.au/cpgn/consular.html#witnessing_signatures


Updated/Reviewed:  28 May 2020