Complete the Hazard Perception Test

You must pass the HPT before you can attempt a Practical Driving Assessment (PDA). You can practice with the online simulators below to ensure youíre confident before taking the HPT.

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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.

Step 1

Get a learner's permit
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Complete the Hazard Perception Test
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Step 5

Pass the Practical Driving Assessment
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Step 6

Get a provisional licence (P plates)
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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.
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.

  About the Hazard Perception Test (HPT)

The HPT is a computer-based test featuring a series of video clips of traffic situations. The test will be used to measure your ability to assess road hazards and make safe driving decisions.

The test requires you to respond to each situation by clicking your mouse to indicate when it is safe to commence a manoeuvre or when you should take appropriate action to reduce the risk of an accident.

You do not need extensive computer skills to take the test as on-screen instructions will guide you through.

If you have difficulties reading English, you can listen to the instructions by using the headphones provided.

You can have an interpreter translate the instructions for you, but only during the introduction and practice session. If they assist you in any other way during the test, your test will be terminated and a fail result recorded. Ask about this when you attend the centre.

Should I book?

All HPT tests must commence before 3.45 pm.

There is no requirement to book at any of our metropolitan Driver and Vehicle Service (DVS) centres or regional Department of Transport centres.

There is a requirement to call and book at a regional Department of Transport agent.

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 sit and 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

  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.

  On the day

Before you sit your HPT you will need to:

  • Pay a fee.
  • Be at least 16 years and 6 months of age.*
  • Have allowed a minimum of six calendar months to lapse since obtaining your learner's permit.*
  • Bring your learner's permit.
  • Present your primary and secondary identification.

* Note: These restrictions do not apply for Moped R-N class permit holders.

  Obtaining a moped R-N class licence

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.

You can sit the Motorcycle HPT once you have been issued your moped R-N class learnerís permit and feel ready to take the test.

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

  Exemptions from completing a HPT

Some communities in Western Australia do not have HPT facilities so an exemption may be granted when proven you live outside a radius of more than 100 kilometres from a HPT location.

If you believe youíre eligible for an exemption, complete and send an Application for Exemption from Hazard Perception Test (E19) form to your nearest Driver and Vehicle Services centre or regional agent. Once your application has been reviewed you will receive a letter advising you of the decision.

 

LBU_F_DL_E19_ExemptionHazardPerceptionTest.pdf icon Exemption from Hazard Perception Test (Form E19) Kb

  What's next?

After passing your HPT, you need to build on your experience and continue recording a minimum of 50 supervised driving hours including at least five hours at night (between sunset and sunrise) if under 25.

It's important to use a vehicle safely and consistently, in all conditions and traffic, so you're prepared for driving solo.
Once you have completed the minimum 50 hours of supervised driving experience (if applicable) and have developed the ability to control your vehicle safely, you can take the Practical Driving Assessment (PDA).

  Forms and documents used on this page: Hazard Perception Test

 

Page last updated: Tue Oct 29 2019 12:52:25 PM