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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Task 1: To get your learnerís permit you must:
- Be a minimum of 16 years of age.
- Submit a completed ĎLicence applicationí form.
- Bring your required proof of identification documents.
- Pass the theory test.
- Complete an eyesight test.
- Have your photo taken.
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Task 2: Theory test
The theory test is a computerised test consisting of 30 multiple choice questions on road rules and safe driving practices. To pass the test you must score a minimum of 24 correct answers.
You must sit the theory test at a Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre or regional agent.
If you fail, you cannot attempt the test again on the same day. You will need to rebook for another day. You must produce all the required documents again when you return and pay an additional fee.
Oral theory test
You may be eligible to complete the theory test orally.
To be eligible to complete an oral theory test you must have:
- Sat the computerised theory test and failed.
- A very limited understanding of the English language.
- A difficulty reading English.
Staff at the DVS or regional agent that conducted your computerised theory test can give you more information about booking an oral theory test.
You will still need to speak and understand English well enough to understand the testing officer and answer the questions. You will be asked 40 questions and you need to get at least 32 right to pass the test. The test may be stopped if you get more than 8 questions wrong, or the testing officer cannot make themselves understood.
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Task 3: Eyesight test
Your eyesight test will be conducted at the same time and location as paying for your learnerís permit. If you need any visual aids to pass the eyesight test, your licence will be endorsed with a condition to show that you must wear those visual aids when driving.
Task 4: Medical test
When applying for your licence you must declare on the application form whether you have any medical conditions and/or take any medication. You will be advised if you need to have a medical assessment before you are granted your learner's permit.
For more information refer to driving with and reporting a medical condition.
Task 5: Learner Guide and Log Book
When you get your learnerís permit you will be issued with a Learner Guide and Log Book. This publication contains information to assist you in developing safe driving skills. It also has the pre and post practical driving assessment log books you need to record your supervised driving experience in.
It is an important part of you getting your licence and should be kept in a safe place at all times.
If your Learner Guide and Log Book has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you can apply for a replacement. Any hours already recorded in it cannot be credited unless the book is subsequently found or recovered.
To apply for a replacement you must attend a DVS centre or regional agent, provide proof of your identity and pay for a replacement book.
Task 6: Displaying your ĎLí plates
While learning: You must display ĎLí plates.
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Once you have passed your learnerís permit you can progress to step two of getting your licence and start learning to drive.