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

  Task 1: Learn the road rules

You need to sit the learnerís permit Computerised Theory Test (CTT) when applying for your learnerís permit, and must pass the test before driving.

The first thing to do is read the appropriate handbook and practice the relevant theory test. Ensure youíll be confident sitting the test before you head into a Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre or regional agent.

DVS_DL_B_DriveSafeFull_i.pdf icon Drive Safe handbook Kb
LBU_DL_B_RideSafe_d.pdf icon Ride Safe handbook Kb

  Task 2: Apply for your learner's permit and make payment

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age for a car (C class) or LAMS motorcycle (R-E class) learner's permit.
  • Be a minimum of 15 Ĺ years of age for a moped (R-N class) learner's permit.
  • Submit a completed driver's licence application (Form DLA1).
  • Bring your required proof of identification documents. Please refer to 'Proof of identity requirements (Fact sheet)'.
  • Pay the theory test fee, the application fee and the Learner Guide and Log Book fee. You can then download the Learn&Log app from the App Store or Google Play.

Learner driver fees

There is no fee for renewing a learner's permit if the learner driver has passed the theory test in the past five years. If not, the learner driver will need to pass the Computerised Theory Test (CTT) again.
Fee type Fee
Driver's licence application
New driver licence application fee including one Practical Driving Assessment (PDA) (original issue, not HC or MC class) $99.30
Additional class application fee including one Practical Driving Assessment (PDA) (not HC or MC class) $99.30
Class restriction removal (does not include HC and MC class) $87.90
Learner's permit Computerised Theory Test (CTT)
Sit the learner's permit Computerised Theory Test (CTT) $19.60
Subsequent learner's permit Computerised Theory Test (CTT) resits $14.65
Learner Guide and Log Book (includes access to the Learn&Log app) $9.45
Learner's permit card replacement $27.50
Hazard Perception Test (HPT)
Sit the initial Hazard Perception Test (HPT) $23.60
Every subsequent Hazard Perception Test (HPT) resit $16.75
Practical Driving Assessment (PDA)
Every subsequent Practical Driving Assessment (PDA) resit $87.90
LBU_F_DL_DLA_1_DriversLicenceApplication.pdf icon Driver's licence application (Form DLA1) Kb
LBU_FS_YourSecureID.pdf icon Proof of identity requirements (Fact sheet) Kb

  Task 3: Sit a theory test

Theory test

You will need to sit a theory test at a Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre or regional agent. Theory tests must commence before pm.

The theory test is a knowledge-based assessment of your understanding of the WA road rules. The Drive Safe and Ride Safe handbooks and other reference materials, including the use of mobile devices/phones, are not permitted during the test.

If you fail, you cannot attempt the test again on the same day - youíll need to come back another day, pay the CTT fee, and bring your required documents again.

Car licence

The theory test for a car (C class) consists of 30 multiple choice questions on road rules and safe driving practices. To pass the test you must score a minimum of 24 correct answers.

Moped/Motorcycle licence

The theory test for moped (R-N class) or for (LAMS) approved motorcycles (R-E class) consists of 35 multiple choice questions on road rules and safe driving practices relating to motorcycles. To pass the test you must score a minimum of 28 correct answers.

Oral theory test

You may be eligible to complete the theory test orally, if you have:

  • Very limited understanding of the English language.
  • Difficulty reading English.
  • Computer literacy limitations.

You will need to speak and understand English well enough to understand the testing officer and answer the questions. You need to get 24 out of 30 questions correct to pass the test.

Ask about an oral theory test when you apply for your learnerís permit and you feel you may meet the eligibility requirements.

  Task 4: Eyesight test: Learner's permits

Your eyesight test will be conducted at the same time and location as paying the application fee for your learner's permit.

If you need any visual aids to pass the eyesight test, your learner's permit will be endorsed with a condition to show that you must wear visual aids when driving. You'll need to have your visual aids with you.

  Task 5: Medical test: Learner's permits

You must declare on the application form whether you have any medical conditions and/or take any medication. You will be advised if you need a medical assessment before you are granted your learner's permit.

For more information refer to driving with and reporting a medical condition.

  Task 6: Learner Guide and Log Book

When you get your learner's permit you will be issued with a Learner Guide and Log Book. This contains information to assist you in developing safe driving skills. A fee is charged for the Learner Guide and Log Book and once you have received a copy you can download the Learn&Log app to record your supervised driving hours. You can use the printed log book, the Learn&Log app or a combination of both to record your hours.

If you choose to use the printed log book to record your hours please ensure that you keep it in a safe place at all times.

  What's next?

Once you have passed your CTT you can progress to step two of getting your licence and start learning to drive/ride.

While learning you must display L plates in a visible position at the front and back of your vehicle or motorcycle at all times Ė have them ready for your first supervised drive.

LBU_DL_I_Lplatelearner.pdf icon L plates: yellow (printable) Kb

 

Page last updated: Wed Aug 14 2019 9:11:55 AM