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Hazard Perception Test simulator

The Hazard Perception Test (HPT) is a computer-based test featuring a series of video clips of traffic situations. The test will be used to measure your ability to assess road hazards and make safe driving decisions.

You must pass the HPT before you can attempt a Practical Driving Assessment (PDA).

Before you undertake your HPT, you will need to:

  • Pay a fee
  • Be at least 16 years and 6 months of age*
  • Have allowed a minimum of six calendar months to lapse since obtaining your learner's permit*
  • Bring your learner's permit
  • Present your primary and secondary identification.

* Note: These requirements do not apply for R-N class (moped) permit holders. You are eligible to apply for an R-N class learner's permit at 15 years of age. You are required to undertake the motorcycle Hazard Perception Test to obtain an R-N class, however the waiting period of six months does not apply.

Should I book my HPT?

There is no requirement to book a HPT at any of our metropolitan Driver and Vehicle Service (DVS) centres or regional Department of Transport centres, although HPT tests must commence before 3.45 pm.

However, if you wish to attend a regional DVS agent, you will need to phone for details before you attend, as they require applicants to pre-book the HPT.

  Hazard Perception Test (HPT) simulator: Car

Taking this sample test will give you a taste of the skills you need before taking the real Hazard Perception Test (HPT).

There are four situations in this simulation:

  1. You have stopped at an intersection, you want to turn right.
  2. You are approaching an intersection, you might need to slow down.
  3. You are driving on a country road, you may overtake if it is safe and legal.
  4. You are driving straight ahead, you might need to slow down. Overtake other road users safely.
With iOS 9 and below if there are no action buttons you may have to press the movie 'pause' button to respond
You have stopped at an intersection.
You want to turn right.
Press the 'Play' button to commence the test.
Press the 'Turn right' button when you feel it is safe to do so.
 

You are approaching an intersection.
You might need to slow down.
Press the 'Play' button to commence the test.
Press the 'Slow down' button when you feel it is correct to do so.
 

You are driving on a country road.
You may overtake if it is safe and legal.
Press the 'Play' button to commence the test.
Press the 'Take action' button when you feel it is safe to do so.
 

You are driving straight ahead.
You might need to slow down.
Press the 'Play' button to commence the test.
Press the 'Slow down' button when you feel it is correct to do so.

  Hazard Perception Test (HPT) simulator: Motorcycle

Taking this sample test will give you a taste of the skills you need before taking the real Motorcycle Hazard Perception Test (HPT).

There are three situations in this simulation:

  1. You are riding straight ahead, you might need to slow down.
  2. You are riding on a country road, you might need to slow down.
  3. You have stopped at an intersection, you want to turn right.

You must be at least 16 years of age to undertake the Practical Driving Assessment for an R-N class (moped).

You will need to sit the appropriate HPT, meet all the eligibility requirements and complete all the necessary steps to apply for a licence to drive another vehicle class.

You are riding straight ahead.
You might need to slow down.
Press the 'Play' button to commence the test.
Press the Slow down button when you feel it is correct to do so.
 

You are riding on a country road.
You might need to slow down.
Press the 'Play' button to commence the test.
Press the Slow down button when you feel it is correct to do so.
 

You have stopped at an intersection.
You want to turn right.
Press the 'Play' button to commence the test.
Press the 'Turn right' button when you feel it is safe to do so.

 

Page last updated: Thu Sep 3 2020 2:56:52 PM