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 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.

Go to Get a learner's permit

Learn to drive/ride

Once you have your learner's permit you can begin learning the skills you need to become a safe driver.

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Complete the Hazard Perception Test

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).

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Continue to gain experience

Once you have passed your HPT you need to build on your experience and continue to record a minimum of 50 supervised driving hours including at least five hours at night (between sunset and sunrise).

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Pass the Practical Driving Assessment

Once you have completed and recorded a minimum of 50 supervised driving hours in your Learner Guide and Log Book and you are at least 17 years of age, you can sit the Practical Driving Assessment (PDA).

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Get a provisional licence ('P' plates)

Once you have passed the Practical Driving Assessment you will be granted a provisional licence and are able to drive unsupervised.

Go to Get a provisional licence ('P' plates)

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.

Select from the following:

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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.

Go to Replace my learner's permit
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Page last updated: Wed Nov 8 2017 1:34:18 PM