Learner activities and resources

Resources are available to help you during the six steps of obtaining your driver's licence.

  Drive Safe and Ride Safe handbooks

The information in these handbooks align with Towards Zero, the State Government road safety strategy 2008-2020. The strategy means that we, in the WA community, do not accept that any person should die or be seriously injured on our roads.

The Drive Safe and Ride Safe handbooks are owned and maintained by the Western Australian Department of Transport. The handbooks are not the law, but a simplified version of the road rules contained in the relevant Acts and Regulations.

The Drive Safe and Ride Safe handbooks will be reviewed and updated following changes in policy, legislation and/or road rules and traffic regulations.

Any requests to reproduce information or images contained in the Drive Safe or Ride Safe handbooks must be made in writing.

Street address Postal address Telephone Fax Email
  Executive Director Drivers and Vehicles,
Department of Transport,
GPO Box R1290,
Perth 6844.
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  Keys2drive program

Keys 2 Drive logo
Keys 2 Drive logo

Government program Keys2drive provides parents or supervisors of learner drivers with a free driving lesson with an accredited instructor as a refresher on the road rules, with supporting online information and interactive games to assist them. 

Keys2drive program

  Keys4Life (School Drug Education and Road Aware)

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[DoT Image]

The Keys4Life pre-driver program assists school staff to deliver pre-driver education to Years 10-12 students.

The aim of Keys4Life is to upskill young people with positive road user attitudes and an awareness about how to be responsible, safer drivers.

Teachers wishing to deliver the Keys4Life program must attend a compulsory one-day workshop.

Participating students receive free resources and a certificate on successful completion of the program.

When applying for a Learner’s Permit, the certificate provides the student/applicant with an exemption from undertaking and paying for the Computerised Theory Test (CTT). The certificate is valid for two years.*

The certificate may also be used as a Category C document as evidence of identity in community, as part of the identity requirements for obtaining a Learner's Permit.

The bearer of the certificate must:

  • Be 16 years of age or older.
  • Present five forms of identity (inclusive of the certificate as a Category C document).
  • Pass an eyesight test (taken at a DVS centre, regional DoT office or agent in WA).
  • Declare any medical conditions that are likely to affect their ability to drive safely.
  • Pay the prescribed driver's licence application fee, and Learner Log Book fee (if using the printed log book).

* The exemption will not apply when a student undertakes the CTT at a DVS centre, regional DoT office or agent or if the certificate has expired.

Keys4Life is funded by the Road Safety Commission (via the Road Trauma Trust Account) and the Department of Education. It is supported by the Department of Transport, and the Department of Education in collaboration with Catholic Education WA and the Association of Independent Schools.

For more information, visit the Keys4Life website below.

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  Resources provided by the Road Safety Commission

The Road Safety Commission website provides road rules and penalty information for WA.

The Road Safety Commission provides extensive information on topics including:

  • Radar detectors
  • Cyclists
  • Motorcyclists
  • Red lights and intersections
  • Emergency and breakdown vehicles
  • Merging
  • Roundabouts
  • U-turns
  • Following distances
  • Keeping left
  • Pilot vehicles
  • Right of way
  • Road sign definitions 
  • Penalties
  • Passengers
  • Transporting animals in or on vehicles

As well as information packs for learner drivers and their tutors on topics such as:

  • Hazards, risks and driving.
  • Getting the most from your lessons.
  • Learning for life.
  • Learning vehicle skills.
  • Learning traffic skills.
  • Learning safety skills.
  • Learning advanced safety skills.
  • Drive with care and attention.
Road Safety Commission: Games and quizzes
Road Safety Commission: WA road rules and penalties
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Page last updated: Wed Apr 19 2023 1:29:00 PM