1. What is the general speed limit in Tasmania?
The standard speed limit on Tasmanian urban roads is 50km/h unless signposted otherwise. On country roads, the typical speed limit is 100km/h. Strict speed limit enforcement measures are in place.
2. Which vision of driving license do I need in Tasmania?
Overseas visitors can drive in Tasmania for up to three months with a current overseas license. If the original license isn't in English then an International Driving Permit is required.
3. How are speed monitored in Tasmania?
Speeding is monitored by fixed roadside cameras, mobile speed cameras operated by police, and police officers carrying handheld radar or lidar devices.
4. Are there tolls in Tasmania?
No, Tasmania doesn't have toll roads. However, there are fees for national park entry that are not included in vehicle registration or hire costs.
5. What are the general driving rules in Tasmania?
In Tasmania, mandatory to drive on the left side of the road and overtake on the right, compulsory comply with posted speed limits and respect other road users.
6. What is the campervan parking situation in Tasmania?
Parking regulations vary by town and council in Tasmania. Overnight parking is usually allowed in designated campervan parks and some rest areas.
7. What about service stations in Tasmania?
Tasmania has a good network of service stations although these can be more sparse in remote or wilderness areas. It's recommended to keep your fuel tank over half full.
8. Which side of the road should I drive on in Tasmania?
As in the rest of Australia, you must drive on the left side of the road.
9. Are there any additional safety rules I should be aware of while driving in Tasmania?
Awareness of wildlife is essential - collisions with animals can cause serious accidents. It also suggested not to drive between dusk and dawn when wildlife is more active.
10. Can I drive in Tasmania if my driving license is not in English?
If your driving license is not in English, you will need to obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP) in your home country before you depart for Tasmania.
11. How can I understand the different types of parking zones in Tasmania?
Signs are usually provided to indicate parking or no-parking zones. Pay attention to these signs and adhere to the specified time limits to avoid fines.
12. Can I refuel my campervan anywhere in Tasmania?
You can refuel at any service station, but do keep in mind that stations are more sparse in the wilderness areas, so it's best to plan your refuelling stops.
13. Are there any unique driving conditions in Tasmania to be aware of?
Tasmania is well-known for its winding and narrow roads, especially in rural areas. Extra caution should be exercised, particularly on curves, and in inclement weather.
14. Are there any particular rules for driving campervans in Tasmania?
General road rules apply to campervans as well. However, due to their size, care must be taken while parking. Overnight parking is allowed only in designated areas.
15. What should I do in the event of a roadside emergency?
If you experience a breakdown or road traffic accident, pull over where it is safe to do so, use your hazard lights, and contact your rental agency or roadside assistance if it is available.