Learn to drive (my first licence)

Understand the steps and requirements for a licence to drive a car (C class), or ride a motorcycle (R-E class) or moped (R-N class) in WA.

Getting your driverís licence is an exciting step, and while thereís plenty to learn, the Department of Transport (DoT) can equip you with all the information you need to be a safe driver.

Here we explain the Graduated Driver Training and Licensing (GDTL) process, from learning the road rules, to honing your skills, passing your test, and running P plates.

Learning to drive/ride (overview)

To ensure you're a safe and confident driver once you drive solo, the Department of Transport uses a Graduated Driver Training and Licensing (GDTL) process.

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Get a learner's permit

You need to pass a theory test to get your learnerís permit and start driving. Your learnerís permit is valid for three years.

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Digital learner log book

The Learner Guide and Log Book has gone digital with the introduction of the Learn&Log App.

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Learn to drive/ride

Once you have your learner's permit you must always be accompanied by a supervising driver, and abide by the rules for novice drivers.

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Complete the Hazard Perception Test

You can sit your Hazard Perception Test (HPT) once youíre at least 16 years and six months old, and have held your learnerís permit for a minimum of six months.

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Continue to gain experience

After passing your HPT, keep building on your experience and working towards your minimum 50 supervised driving hours which must include at least five hours at night (between sunset and sunrise).

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Pass the Practical Driving Assessment

When you have met the minimum requirements for the class of driverís licence you have applied for, 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 can drive unsupervised.

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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 (HPT) simulator and road rules theory test quiz.

Select from the following:

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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.

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