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Driver's Licence


Driver's Licence

patente italianaThe Consulate General can renew driver's licences only to residents of its jurisdiction who are enrolled with A.I.R.E. or to those who have been in Australia for at least six months (evidence will be provided by the most recent stamp on arrival in the country on the applicant’s passport).

The licence must have expired within the last three years or it must be close to its expiry date (within 4 months) and it must have been issued without any duration restrictions.



  • Issue duplicates of driver licences
    • A driver licence duplicate can only be issued by the Italian Motorizzazione Civile (Italian Dept. of Motor Transport) offices in Italy. In case of theft or loss of a licence it is therefore advisable to contact the Motorizzazione Civile in Italy to ascertain what are the documents required to obtain a duplicate.
    • If in this context an authentication of a signature for a proxy or authentication of photos will be needed, you can visit the Consulate without an appointment to obtain this service.
  • Issue or renew an International driver permit
  • Issue certificates or declaration of any type
    • Only the offices of the Italian Motorizzazione Civile can issue certifications and/or declarations concerning driving records, what kind of motor vehicles one can drive with a “B” Class licence, the expiry or the renewal of a driver licence.



  • Have a medical check done by one of our authorised doctors;
  • Lodge at the Consulate the prescribed medical certificate, within three months of the medical check up, together with a passport size photo;
  • Bring with you the original of the licence to be renewed;
  • You will have to attend in person the consular office. Appointment is required - Please book for "other services".

As for the cost of renewal, please refer to our Consular Fees webpage. Payments can be made either via eftpos (debit card only) or
in cash.



  • 10 years: For people under 50 years
  • 5 years: For people aged between 50 and 70
  • 3 years: For people over 70 years of age


It must be made clear that this renewal certificate issued by the Consulate will temporarily substitute the official endorsement of validity only for the period of residence abroad. Once back in Italy, the normal renewal procedure must be followed, as provided by ART. 126 PARAGRAPH 5 OF CODICE DELLA STRADA.

Please refer to the information leaflet "How-To Italian Driver's Licence" for more details and information and also in relation to theft/loss of the licence.