Licence to drive a car
Minimum supervised driving hours
Learner drivers must complete a minimum of 50 supervised driving hours to get their provisional licence. The 50 hours comprises a minimum of 25 supervised driving hours before the Practical Driving Assessment and a further minimum of 25 supervised driving hours over at least six months after the Practical Driving Assessment.
The 50 supervised†driving hours†give learner drivers a greater opportunity to develop the skills required to become safe drivers and be better prepared to pass their practical driving assessment.
- The increased hours only apply to learner drivers who are issued a learnerís permit on or after 12 November 2012.
- These changes will not affect current learnerís permit holders.
- Refer to the frequently asked questions below for more information or call 1300 365 903.
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You must complete a ĎDriver's licence applicationí form when applying for your first driverís licence and submit it in person at a Driver and Vehicle Service (DVS) centre or regional agent.
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Proof of identity
When applying for your first driverís licence you must supply a number of documents as proof of your identity.
A combination of five original documents must be presented to prove your date of birth, identity and residential address.
Please refer to the "Proof of identity requirements for your initial (WA) driverís licence" flyer for more information on what identification documents you must provide and please bring these with you when applying for your first licence.
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There are a number of payments you need to make when getting your licence.
You will need to pay for:
- An application for a driverís licence (entitles you to one free practical driving assessment).
- Sitting the theory test.
- The Learner Guide and Log Book you are issued with when getting your learnerís permit.
- Sitting the hazard perception test.
- Your provisional licence.
In the event of not passing a test or assessment the first time, you may need to pay an additional fee to redo it.
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Publications for people living in remote areas
The following brochures are specifically to assist people living in remote communities.
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Rules for novice drivers
There are a number of restrictions that novice drivers must comply with to assist them while they are developing the skills required to become safe drivers.
Ensure you read and understand all of the rules for novice drivers before starting to learn to drive.
Learner driver resources
There are a variety of resources available to help you during the six steps of obtaining your licence, including online quizzes and a simulator of the hazard perception test, plus information about the Western Australian Learnerís Permit Card.
Visit the learner activities and resources section of the website to make use of these.
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Driver licence's and vehicle classes
To view the different vehicle classes available and their eligibility requirements please refer to driver licences and vehicle classes.