Information on exchanging Driving Licences
- Obtaining a driving history report from Australia
- Renewing or replacing your Australian driver licence overseas
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:
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 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.
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