Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Tasmania?
Tasmania may seem like a small island when comparted to its neighbour Australia but at almost 600 miles wide and long, there’s still plenty of opportunity to get lost. Always know where you are going to get fuel from when you set out on long drives and be aware of the fact that fuel stations may close late at night or Sundays. Cell phones may not work in some parts of Tasmania.
Driving is on the left hand side of the road. Do not overtake on the left hand side and do not overtake if there are solid white lines. At roundabouts give way to vehicles already on the roundabout and select your lane early. Watch out for animals on the roads. If you do hit a marsupial you are legally required to stop and check whether or not they had any young in their pouches. When driving on the highway you should stay on the left unless overtaking. At T junctions, the motorist going straight through has right of way. You should be aware that it can take many hours to drive between towns, even with the comprehensive road system. Some roads which are OK in the dry season may become impassable in the wet season.