Complete the Hazard Perception Test
You must pass the HPT before you can attempt a Practical Driving Assessment (PDA).
Test your skills with our online simulator.
Holders of a moped R-N class licence
You are not required to sit the Hazard Perception Test in order to obtain a moped R-N class licence.
However, you will need to sit the Hazard Perception Test, and complete all of the necessary steps, if you apply for a licence to drive another vehicle class.
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 be able to take the test as on-screen instructions will guide you through the test.
If you have difficulties reading English, you can listen to the instructions by using the headphones provided.
You can also 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.
Task 2: What to do on the day: Hazard Perception Test (HPT)
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.
- Complete a Hazard Perception Test form.
- Bring your learner's permit.
- Present your primary and secondary identification.
Exemptions from completing a HPT
Some communities in Western Australia do not have HPT facilities so an exemption may be granted where it is proven that you live outside a radius of more than 100 kilometres from a HPT location.
If you believe you may be eligible for an exemption, you will be required to complete an Exemption from the Hazard Perception Test form. Once your application has been reviewed you will receive a letter advising you of the decision.
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|Hazard Perception Test (HPT) application (Form E101) (Was: Form DL72)||Kb|
|Proof of identity for other Driver and Vehicle Services transactions (Not an initial driver's licence or photo card)||Kb|
Hazard Perception Test (HPT) simulator (online)
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:
- You have stopped at an intersection. You want to turn right.
- You are approaching an intersection. You might need to slow down.
- You are driving on a country road. You may overtake if it is safe and legal.
- You are driving straight ahead. You might need to slow down.Overtake other road users safely.
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).
In this stage of the learner period, it's important to use a vehicle safely and consistently, in all conditions and traffic, so that you're prepared for when you'll be driving solo.
This stage is all about rehearsing for solo driving. You still need a supervising driver sitting next to you to help when needed, but you will need to be developing your independent driving skills.
Once you have completed a minimum 50 hours of supervised driving experience - including at least five hours at night (between sunset and sunrise), you are a minimum of 17 years of age and have developed the ability to control your vehicle safely, you can take the Practical Driving Assessment (PDA).