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

  Task 1: Gain a minimum of 25 hours supervised experience

This task is all about rehearsing for solo driving. You still need a supervising driver sitting next to you to help when needed, but you will need to be developing your independent driving skills.

Your supervising driver will still offer advice and suggestions and will help you look for potential hazards, but increasingly you will need to practice driving as if most of the responsibility and decision making belong to you.

There are a range of recommended tasks in your Learner Guide and Log Book that will assist you in developing the skills to become a safe solo driver.

  Task 2: Complete your 25 hours of driving

You need to record a minimum of 25 supervised driving hours in the post Practical Driving Assessment of your Learner Guide and Log Book.

To gain experience you must:

  • Always be accompanied by a supervising driver.
  • Abide by the rules for novice drivers.
  • Gain extensive on-road driving practice amounting to a minimum of 25 supervised driving hours.

You are strongly recommended to complete more than the minimum 25 hours of supervised driving as this will better prepare you for when you can drive on your own.

  What's next?

Once you have completed and recorded a minimum of 25 supervised driving hours in your Learner Guide and Log Book and a minimum of six months has passed since passing your PDA, you can sit the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) as part of step five of getting your licence. You must also be at least 17 years of age before you can sit the HPT.

  Replace a lost learner guide and log book

You must attend a Driver and Vehicle Service (DVS) Centre or Department of Transport agent if your Learner Guide and Log Book has been lost or destroyed.

  • You must present one form of primary and one form of secondary identification (one piece of identification must contain the learner driver's signature).
  • You will also be required to pay the prescribed replacement log book fee.

If you have lost your Learner Guide and Log Book after you have completed your Practical Driving Assessment (PDA) the Department will be able to verify the completion of your pre-PDA supervised driving hours. In this case, we will issue a replacement log book. The new log book number will be recorded on your learner's permit record.

Any supervised driving after you have taken your PDA cannot be verified by the Department. All post-PDA supervised driving hours will need to be completed again.

A fee is charged for a replacement of the Learner Guide and Log Book where it has been lost or destroyed.

A Learner driver's log book: New and replacement (Form DL60) must be completed.

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