Yes, it is illegal in all parts of Australia to be driving a motor car without your license on you. Most states will issue on the spot fines of around $100. Queensland is a little more lenient and an officer will generally issue a notice of proof which will require you to visit your local police station and produce your license within 48 hours.
This depends on your criminal history and level of license. P-platers will receive on the spot fines in Queensland too.
Driving without a license is illegal in;
- New South Wales
- Australian Capital Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- Northern Territory