Each State and Territory in Australia has different regulations for obtaining a Driver’s License, however the initial procedure to get started is the same for all States. Here are four steps we recommend you follow:
Step 1: Obtain the road-code-book and study it. It is available from the Transport Department in your State (links to your state below). Don’t think that passing the theory test is all common sense. It is unwise to undertake the test without studying the book carefully. Many fail and waste time and money.
Step 2: Arrange to sit for the theoretical test at your nearest Department of Transport Office.
You can link to your own State’s regulations by clicking the icons below:
Step 3: Obtain a copy of Low-Risk Driving – a skill for life as your personal guidebook. Please respect copyright laws – each download is for personal use only.
You will find that we have covered many road safety aspects, well beyond the basic driving techniques (night driving, high-speed cornering, etc etc.) Remember – passing the driving test is only the beginning.
Learning to drive continues long after you start driving on your own. Our website has plenty of interesting, informative material to keep you stimulated to want to become a skilful, competent driver.
After passing the theory test you will receive a license to learn to drive. You will be allowed to drive on Learner-plates, with a supervising person beside you.
Step 4: Where available, we recommend you first take some lessons with a professional driving instructor. You won’t learn wrong habits from a family member or friend and have a better chance to pass the driving test first time. Be sure what you are taught corresponds with our guidelines.
Passing the driving test will allow you to drive on your own under certain conditions. You will drive on red/white P-Plates. In some states you will need to undergo a further test to progress to green/white P-Plates.
The information on this website is provided in good faith. To the best of our knowledge it is accurate at the time of publishing. Notwithstanding this it could, over time, vary in your State or Country.
We take no responsibility for any accidents or failed driving tests, even if the advise on this website has been followed. We recommend you use the above information in conjunction with a professional driving instructor and the laws that are applicable to your driving location.