About the Drive Test

To attempt the Drive Test you must:

  • have passed the eye test and hazard perception test
  • be 18 years of age or over
  • have held your learner permit for the minimum amount of time
  • have completed your Learner Log book and 120 hours of supervised driving.

The Drive Test helps identify drivers who are ready to drive safely on their own. It checks that you can drive safely and efficiently with other traffic. You must:

  • drive safely
  • control the car smoothly
  • obey the road rules
  • cooperate with other road users.

You are more likely to pass the test if you have at least 120 hours of supervised driving experience in a range of different conditions.

What to bring to the test
If you’re late for your test or don’t have all the items listed below, you will not be able to take the test and your fees will not be refunded. Your Log Book must be correct and complete or you will not be able to take the test, your appointment and test fees will not be refunded and you must wait six weeks before you can take the test.

  • learner permit card 
  • your appointment number. Book an appointment online or call us on 13 11 71
  • your Hazard Perception test results
  • a car to complete the test in (see information on allowed cars below)
  • your Learner Log Book – correct and completely filled out (only relevant if you obtained your Ls after 1 July 2007 and are aged under 21 when applying for your Ps)
  • overseas licence holders must provide a current overseas licence or International Driver Permit
  • payment for licence fees (cash, cheque, EFTPOS, Visa and MasterCard).

Exemption for driver under assessment
A person who previously held an Australian driver licence that has expired or has been cancelled for more that five years, is not required to hold a learner permit to undergo a drive test if:

  • the person is driving the vehicle to have his or her driving skills assessed by VicRoads, and
  • the licence testing officer conducting the assessment is in the vehicle with the person and holds an Australian driver licence for the category of vehicle being driven.

A ‘driver under instruction’ plate is not required for the drive test.


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