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Hazard Perception Test simulator

Once a minimum of six calendar months has lapsed since you were issued with your learner's permit and you have reached the minimum age of 16 years and six months, you can sit your Hazard Perception Test (HPT).

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

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 prebook 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 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.

  Obtaining a moped R-N class licence

You are eligible to apply for a R-N class learner's permit at 15 years of age.

You are required to sit the Motorcycle Hazard Perception Test to obtain a moped R-N class, however the waiting period of six months does not apply.

Once you have gained a sufficient level of supervised riding experience since you were issued with your Learner's permit you can sit your Motorcycle Hazard Perception Test (HPT). You must pass the Motorcycle HPT before you can attempt a Practical Driving Assessment.

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

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

 

Page last updated: Wed Feb 26 2020 5:48:29 PM