Learn to drive (my first licence)

There are various steps involved in getting a Western Australian (WA) driver's licence. You will need to develop your knowledge of the road rules, your driving skills and safe driving habits.

Changes to Graduated Driver Training and Licensing

Effective 9 October 2017.

Familiarise yourself with the upcoming changes to the GDTL process and what you will need to do to obtain a provisional licence.

Learning to drive/ride (overview)

Find out what steps you need to take to get a licence to ride a moped (R-N class), motorcycle (R-E class) or drive a car (C class) vehicle in Western Australia.

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Get a learner's permit

To start learning to drive you have to get a learner's permit by passing the theory test. Your learner's permit is valid for three years.

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Learn to drive/ride

Once you have your learner's permit you can begin learning the skills you need to become a safe driver. In this step, you need to find supervising drivers who can assist you in gaining your initial minimum of 25 supervised driving hours.

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Pass the Practical Driving Assessment

Once you have completed a minimum 25 hours of supervised driving experience, and have developed the ability to control your vehicle safely, you can take the Practical Driving Assessment (PDA).

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Gain experience

Once you pass your Practical Driving Assessment you need to build on your driving experience and complete a further minimum of 25 supervised driving hours over at least six months.

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Complete Hazard Perception Test

Once you have completed your additional 25 supervised driving hours (following your Practical Driving Assessment) you must pass the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) before you can get your provisional licence.

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Get a provisional licence ('P' plates)

Once you have passed the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) you will be granted a provisional licence and able to drive unsupervised.

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Teach someone to drive

Are you teaching someone how to drive in Western Australia? Whether you are a teacher, parent or friend, you will find some useful resources to assist you and your 'student' here.

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Tools and resources

Learner activities and resources, Hazard Perception Test simulator and road rules theory test quiz.

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Learner driver fees and payments

Find out about learner driver fees in Western Australia and how to make a payment.

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Replace my learner's permit

If your Western Australian learner's permit has been lost, stolen, damaged you can apply for a replacement.

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Page last updated: Mon Jun 12 2017 9:12:51 AM