Driving – rules & information
It is the Contract Holders’ responsibility to ensure they are aware of the driving requirements through each European country.
International Drivers Permit (IDP)
An International Drivers Permit (IDP), in conjunction with your Australian driver’s licence, is compulsory in many European countries, and highly recommended in others.
Winter Driving (October/November to March/April)
To meet the legal requirements of some countries over the winter months you may need a vehicle with special tyres and/or snow chains.
Driving in Portugal?
Portuguese Customs require all customers driving a tax-free car into Portugal (if collected outside Portugal) to be able to prove that they are not spending more than 90 days in Portugal. This means that you must obtain a GUIA DE CIRCULACAO document on border entry or at a customs office at a major airport or city within Portugal
Green Badge in Germany
Customers wishing to drive in Germany must purchase a Green Badge prior to entering selected cities and towns (known as ‘environmental zones’).
Visit Europe is the official Tourist Board for Europe. The website offers information about the endless opportunities and adventures when travelling through Europe. Browse the many world famous attractions to be seen throughout different European countries as well as dining locations and different seasonal activities to partake in. No matter what time of year you visit Europe there will always be something exciting to see and new to try.
France’s official website has all the information those travelling to France need to know. The website has a wealth of information about the culture, history, tours and more. Get lost in the different regions France has to offer among the gardens and wonderful estates or be surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city.
Italia is the Tourist Board for Italy. Browse the events and attractions throughout Italy and search the different Italian regions that are home to some of the world’s most famous landmarks.
Germany’s official website has all the information you need to know about the different towns and cities throughout Germany, history and culture, leisure activities and much more.
Tour Spain website contains information on where to go in Spain, accommodation throughout different Spanish towns, villages and cities as well as maps, famous recipes and much more.
Austria has all the information needed to plan the perfect holiday. Check out the different winter and summer activities to do whilst in Austria, museums, shopping and more.
My Switzerland is a great website that has helpful information on different locations throughout Switzerland, events throughout the year and famous attractions. There is also information on accommodation such as hotels and apartments and other transport including trains and the like.
Netherlands Tourism contains information on the different cities and provinces throughout this great nation. There are suggestions on things to do in the Netherlands year round.
Visit Greece is the official Tourist Board for Greece. This website contains all information about Greek history and culture, different cities and islands to visit, water, land and air activities that can be participated in and more. Learn about the different seasons and what there is to do year round and of course what delicious Greek food you can try when visiting.
Visit Croatia is the official Tourist Board for Croatia. Search different hotels and destinations throughout Croatia. Learn how to travel to different parts of Europe from Croatia and what you can see and do whilst visiting.
Visit Portugal is the official Tourist Board of Portugal. Select leisure activities of interest to you and find things to do in the region you wish to stay. Learn about Portugal’s history and the world renowned tourist attractions.