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May 18 2011

Learning to Drive in Australia

Learning to Drive in Australia

Learning to Drive in Queensland

If you are under 25 years old, and do not have a Learner Licence, you will have to complete 100 hours of recorded logbook driving with Qualified Instructor or with friends or family.

However, a one hour lesson with an accredited driver trainer will count towards three hours in your learner logbook, up to a maximum of 10 x one hour sessions.

Therefore; if you do 10 hours with a Driving instructor and 70 with Family, you get the full 100 hour credit.

Driving experience recorded in an approved logbook from a prescribed country (including the UK) to a maximum of 50 hours can count towards your 100 hours driving experience.

There are three types of licences:

  • Learner licence
  • Provisional, probationary or restricted licence
  • Open licence.
You can get your learner licence at 16

A two stage provisional licence P1 and P2 has been introduced in Queensland as part of its new licensing system from July 2007.

After you have held your learner licence for at least one year, you may go for your Q-SAFE practical driving test.

Depending on how old you are when you pass your test, you will receive either a P1 or a P2 provisional licence, which you must hold for a minimum period before you can progress to the next stage.

For learner drivers aged 23 and under, there are six steps you will need to go through to get your open licence:

  • Written road rules test
  • Learner licence
  • Q-SAFE practical driving test
  • P1 provisional licence
  • Hazard perception test
  • P2 provisional licence
  • Open licence
Learning to Drive in South Australia

Learning to drive in SA

  • Step 1: After age 16, take a theory test, and then apply for a learners permit, after passing the theory test.
  • Step 2: Take lessons
  • Step 3: Take the practical driving assessment (You must be at least 17 years old)
  • Step 4: Drive under supervision for at least 6 months, (12 months if under 25), and accumulate 75 hours of driving experience, including 15 at night, whilst displaying ‘L’ plates.
  • Step 5: No earlier than age 17, you take the Vehicle On Road Test, or take a competency based training course (CBT) . After passing that, you can drive unsupervised whilst displaying ‘P’ plates.
  • Step 6: After 12 months on a P1 licence, you must pass a Hazard Perception Test, and then progress to a P2 licence (no need to display P plates).
  • Step 7: After 6 months on a P2 licence, and a total of 24 months on either P1 or P2, and you have reached 19 years of age without committing a driving offence, you can progress to a full licence.

Source: http://www.mylicence.sa.gov.au/l_plater

Learning to Drive in Western Australia

Learning to drive in WA

  • Step 1: Take a theory test, and then apply for a learners permit, after passing the theory test.
  • Step 2: Take lessons
  • Step 3: Take the practical driving assessment (You must be at least 16 years and 6 months old)
  • Step 4: Drive under supervision for at least 6 months, and accumulate 25 hours of driving experience, whilst displaying ‘L’ plates.
  • Step 5: No earlier than age 17, you take the Hazard Perception Test. After passing that test, you can drive unsupervised whilst displaying ‘P’ plates.
  • Step 6: After a further 2 years on P plates, you progress to a full licence.

Source: www.transport.wa.gov.au/…/20663.asp



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