Foreign Driving Licences and Aussie Car Rentals

  • November 14, 2016
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vacation-car-rentalMany visitors from overseas are keen to organise car hire in Perth during their stay in Western Australia and a question we are therefore asked on a regular basis is how easy is it to arrange a rental package without an
Australian driving licence? The answer, for the vast majority of visitors, is: very easy indeed! However, there are a few requirements that it is important not to forget if you are planning to book a rental deal, which we have listed below for your convenience.

What to Remember if You Want to Drive in WA

To make sure you do not run into any difficulties when booking a car rental in Perth, we have listed a few important factors to consider before you travel.

  • The Language of Your Driving Licence – If your current driving licence is in a language other than English, you will need to obtain an International Driving Permit, or a certified translation of your licence, and carry it with you when you are driving. This is so that local authorities, including any police offices you may encounter, will have no difficulty in ascertaining which vehicles you are qualified to drive.
  • The Validity of Your Licence – If you are planning an extended stay and you are visiting from a country where driving licences need to be renewed every few years, you should check the expiry date of your licence before you travel. In the event that your licence happens to expire during your stay, you will not be able to continue using it. What you would have to do in such a situation is to apply for a local licence, which would involve completing 25 supervised driving hours, passing a practical test, and passing a Hazard Perception Test too. Needless to say, most visitors prefer to renew their licence in their home country before travelling, if necessary.
  • Your Driving Licence Photo – It is important to make sure that the photograph on your licence still resembles you and if not, to have it updated before you travel.
  • Your Address – If your licence includes your home address in the printed details, make sure that this is up to date as well. If there is a discrepancy between the billing address for your credit card and the address on your driving licence, this may prevent you from being able to take advantage of the budget car rental Perth deals that we have available.

 

Assuming the photo and address are up to date, and your licence is in English or, if not, you have followed the advice in point 1 above, you will find hiring a car or minibus from us simplicity itself. We have helped thousands of visitors from overseas to arrange affordable Perth airport car hire in the past and would be delighted to help you too. Just call or email us to let us know what you need, or use the booking form on our site to reserve a vehicle from our modern fleet.

Ajay is a very honest and lovely man. I’ve hired from these guys twice and they always look after me. The last time I hired for a week as my car was booked for a week in the repairs but fixed after one day. Ajay offered me a refund or credit for the unused days. Something I’ve never heard of. Thank you Ajay. Ace car rentals Victoria Park.
chris mayhew
chris mayhew
03:56 11 Feb 21
Friendly, thoughtful, attentive, honest, understanding, considerate, affordable. Prompt return of bond. Great service from Pross and team at Ace Rent A Car Vic Park (WA). Highly recommended.EDIT: I want to add a second review as I have become a repeat customer (hired a car for a few days over New Years), however it does echo the review above. Thanks again Ace Rent A Car!
petejt
petejt
07:10 05 Feb 21
This place is one of the cheapest we could find in Perth and customer service is great !Hassle free experience !Totally recommend this place
anagha subash
anagha subash
01:53 20 Jan 21
Ace Rent A Car looked after me for an extended period of time and at short notice. This is a local Perth company who deserves your support, they will look after you with the lowest rates and truly friendly service. Thank you very much to the team at Ace!
Robin Kennewell
Robin Kennewell
15:25 14 Jan 21
Great customer service and reasonably priced.
Christine Hill
Christine Hill
06:33 07 Jan 21
Excellent customer service with high standard vehicles. Can’t beat the prize even though we had to pay for late fee.
Lobzy YT
Lobzy YT
01:02 06 Jan 21
Great price, very friendly and just so easy to work with... I needed a moving van at the last minute, and the blokes at Vic Park really gave me a great experience. Highly recommend this place!
Tim Oosterhoff
Tim Oosterhoff
22:58 09 Dec 20
Excellent service and very friendly staff. I hired a Ute from them and their prices were the cheapest in Perth. Excellent service and thanks a lot.
Bilal Muhammad
Bilal Muhammad
23:50 08 Dec 20
Simple and effective. An easy, independent and local company to work with.
Patrick Brenan
Patrick Brenan
09:49 02 Dec 20
Amazing service, friendly staff that go out of their way to help, beautiful clean cars, cannot do enough for you, would not use anyone else, Perth & Mandurah offices ❤️❤️ For your next adventure in WA call them 😍😍
Kimberley Ellery
Kimberley Ellery
13:07 25 Nov 20
Friendly staff affordable price range. Will definitely come back.Thanks to Pross, Ajay and team.Bhavik
Bhavik Patel
Bhavik Patel
09:16 25 Nov 20
Excellent customer service. Ron went above and beyond with customer service. Best value for money. We highly recommend Ace Rent A Car Mandurah.
Khristina Mendoza
Khristina Mendoza
23:55 20 Nov 20
The staff and service were great to deal with. The car we had was well maintained and the fuel consumption was very good.The cost of the hire was very reasonable compared to others. Would highly recommend 🙂
Dianne Williamson
Dianne Williamson
00:58 13 Nov 20
Very friendly, good customer service and easy process to book and drive. Car in good condition.
Braiden
Braiden
05:59 09 Nov 20
Excellent service. Great after hire car. Would highly recommend.
Helen Clancy
Helen Clancy
10:30 05 Nov 20
Top rental company, online application night before, rental the next day. Very efficient, clean vehicles, highly recommended!
Robin K
Robin K
16:57 18 Oct 20
Best rates in Mandurah
s-jant
s-jant
09:21 21 Sep 20
Cheapest prices ce in Mandurah and super eager to please; they drove a car down from Perth when the local office was closed. Highly recommend!
Firat Senol
Firat Senol
06:07 11 Jun 20
Great Rates, great customer service, great cars. Thank you for getting me out of a spot of bother when I had trouble with my own vehicle. Would definitely recommend Ace Rent A Car Mandurah.
Eleanor Cox
Eleanor Cox
00:24 06 Dec 19
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