Australian High Commission

Driving in Malaysia

The Australian High Commission received official notification on 2 October 2018 from the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs advising of new regulations for driving licence conversion by the Road Transport Department of Malaysia.

The driving licence conversion process for international driver’s license has been postponed effective from 24 September 2018 until further notice.  Australians who wish to drive in Malaysia must use an international driving permit (IDP) together with a valid Australian driver licence.

Those who do not hold both an international driving permit and a valid Australian driver licence will need to undergo the normal process of obtaining a Malaysian driver licence at the Malaysian driving authority or institutes. 

For more information, please refer to road safety and driving for relevant IDP authority in Australia