Book a PDA securely

How to book a Practical Driving Assessment (PDA).

You can book a practical driving assessment (PDA):

In person bookings cannot be made at metropolitan DVS centres.

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Visit the DoTDirect registration page to sign up for a DoTDirect account.

It’s free to sign up and there are no online booking fees.

You can log in and check your bookings at any time.

Call 13 11 56 if you have any queries or issues with booking a PDA. 

Book a Practical Driving Assessment (online)

Overseas licence holders

If you have a DoTDirect account, you can log in and book your PDA online.

If you do not have a DoTDirect account, you can register for an account and book a PDA:

Who can book a test for you?

You can book a PDA or your driving instructor can book for you. 

Your consent is required to book or cancel a PDA.

You are the owner of any PDA bookings made under your name and remain responsible for personal information you share with driving instructors or private businesses.     

You should not pay any additional fees to secure a PDA booking through a driving instructor or private business.

Who can't book online?

You cannot book a PDA online for: 

You also cannot book online if you need to take a PDA due to:

  • a medical condition and the medical assessment process being incomplete
  • your overseas licence is expired
  • an extraordinary licence application
  • a conditional licence application
  • your license or learner's permit is subject to a sanction.

Call 13 11 56 between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday to Friday to book a test due to any of these reasons.

Cancelling or rescheduling your test

If you don’t feel ready to take your PDA, you can cancel or reschedule as many times as you like.

You need to give more than 2 full business days’ notice to cancel or change your practical driving assessment, otherwise you will be charged for your original booking.

Business days do not include public holidays or weekends.

You can check the date and time of your PDA booking via DoTDirect for all metropolitan DVS centres and most regional sites.

You will not be assessed and your PDA will be cancelled, if you:

  • are late for your PDA booking
  • fail to show up 
  • do not provide a licensed and roadworthy vehicle to use to undertake the PDA 
  • do not bring your completed and signed Log Book (printed or app) has not been completed correctly or signed.

You will have to rebook and pay for another PDA.

If you fail your PDA, you will need to wait 7 days before you can rebook online. 

Need more help?

Find answers to common questions on our FAQs page.

Page last updated: Fri Feb 23 2024 10:41:15 AM