You may need to pass a written road rules test before you:
- get a learner licence
- upgrade your licence to a higher class
- apply to transfer your foreign driver licence to Queensland.
About the written road rules test
- You need to go to a customer service centre to take the test.
- You must complete an application form and provide evidence of identity.
- You can only take one written road rules test each day.
- Every time you take the test you must pay the fee.
- Each test question will have a number of possible answers. You must choose the correct answer.
- You should allow yourself at least 30 minutes to take the test.
- Once you pass the test, your driving test result is valid for five years.
Prepare for your road rules test
You can find all of the Queensland Road Rules in the Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009. You can buy a hard copy of this regulation from the Queensland Government Bookshop.
Class C (car) general road rules test
The general road rules test has 30 questions that will test your knowledge of the road rules. To pass the test, you must correctly answer:
- 9 out of 10 questions in the first section (which are all about giving way), and
- 18 of the 20 questions in the second section (which relate to road rules and driver licence requirements).
Class RE or R (motorbike) road rules test
The motorbike road rules test has 5 questions about road rules for motorbikes. To pass, you must correctly answer 4 out of the 5 questions.
If you already hold a Queensland class RE licence, and you want to upgrade to a class R, you will not need to pass another motorbike road rules test.
Class LR, MR, HR, HC or MC (heavy vehicle) road rules test
The heavy vehicle road rules test has 10 questions about road rules for heavy vehicles. To pass, you must correctly answer 8 out of the 10 questions.
If you already hold a class LR, MR, HR or HC (heavy vehicle) licence, and you want to upgrade to a higher class, you will not need to pass another heavy vehicle road rules test.