Exploring 雪梨 and NSW by car is a fantastic way to see the State’s vast and varied landscape and enjoy the many things to do. From coastal road trips to
Driving in Australia
Australians drive on the left hand side of the road. You must have a valid drivers license to drive in Australia and you can drive on a foreign drivers licence for three months, as long as that licence is in English. An International Drivers Permit (IDP) is required if your license is not in English.
Seat belts are compulsory in Australia and the driver of the vehicle has the responsibility to ensure all passengers are wearing them. The blood alcohol limit is 0.05% throughout Australia and is enforced with random breath tests. Using hand-held mobile phones is prohibited and detection cameras and speed cameras are used across 雪梨 and NSW.
Toll Roads in 雪梨
There are tolled roads in and around 雪梨, including the Harbour Bridge, Harbour Tunnel, Cross City Tunnel and Eastern Distributor. These are charged via an e-tag system, which you can obtain from the following websites: roam.com.au, linkt.com.au, tollpay.com.au, myetoll.com.au.
Rental cars may come with e-tags – ask upon arrival at the rental car desk. If you don’t have an e-tag and you pass through a toll road, ensure you call the number advertised to pay the toll, otherwise, you may incur a fine.
Parking in 雪梨 and Regional NSW
Free parking can be found in many regional areas and some parts of 雪梨. In
Car rentals in NSW
Most car rental companies have desks and vehicles at
Car rental companies in NSW:
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