Information on exchanging Driving Licences
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.
Some reports can be obtained electronically, some reports require an Apostille before Police can accept them as evidence that your driving licence is real. See how to obtain a Driving History report.
The Danish Road Safety Agency (Færdselsstyrelsen) provide detailed information on their website:
Copenhagen Commune has a specific website, outlining what is required in Copenhagen:
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Vegvesen) provides information on how to drive in Norway on an Australian licence:
The Icelandic Multicultural and Information centre provides information about driving in Iceland and links to other official sites:
The Danish authorities will only accept driving history reports coming either directly from the issuing office or via the Australian Embassy.
As more and more offices provide digitally issued reports, please ensure that if you order a electronically issued report that the receiver is either the Danish Police or the Australian Embassy. The Australian Embassy can receive reports via email or fax using the below contact details:
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
- 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
- Only the holder may apply for their driving record.
Queensland - QLD
You must apply for a Traffic History by Post and request to have it emailed/faxed directly to the Danish Police.
Please include a cover page with instructions to where the completed report must be sent (mail or fax only) including an explanation for this additional request. You may need to submit certified copies of your ID which the Embassy can assist with in accordance with our Notarial Service charter.
South Australia – SA
You can apply for your driving licence report online and have it sent by email to the Embassy - email@example.com 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.
- The holder must apply for their own Driving History
Victoria – VIC (updated instructions as per March 2018)
VicRoads should email your driving history report directly to the Australian Embassy in Copenhagen, who can then forward it to the Danish Police Driving Licence unit. We are no longer able to receive fax. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
To organise this, please contact VicRoads within their opening hours on +61 3 8391 3216 and authorise the transaction.
Please ensure you have provided the Embassy with your Police case file number and CPR number prior to this.
Sample reports are available online: https://billing.vicroads.vic.gov.au/driverhistory/
Western Australia – WA*)
Driver licence details can be verified by third parties online:
Suspended licence check
*) Please note that if your Western Australian driving history reports needs to be affixed an Apostille, it must first be notarised by an Australian notary public unless the signature/seal on the report is verifiable in the DFAT signature’s database.
Western Australian Notary Publics :http://www.lawalmanac.dotag.wa.gov.au/P/public_notaries.aspx?uid=5644-4570-2650-7400
Updated/Reviewed: 31 May 2018