How to get your Learner Licence, your P1 Provisional Licence, and your role and responsibilities as a learner driver.
It’s simple... all you have to do is:
Visit a Department of Transport and Main Roads Service Centre where you will need to
1 category A document + 2 category B or
2 category A documents + 1 category B document
Have fun driving safely and responsibly
For more information visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads website or call 13 23 90.
It’s simple... all you have to do is:
Be at least 17 years old. A learner driver under 17 is now permitted to sign the Driving Experience Declaration and the Prior Driving Experience Application. In addition, there is no longer a requirement for a verifying person to witness the signature of the learner licence holder.
Submit your completed Learners Logbook at any Australia Post office
Receive formal advice in the mail that your logbook has been certified
Book your practical driving test in advance at a Department of Transport and Main Roads Service Centre
Pay the necessary P1 Provisional Licence Test fees in advance
Organise a registered vehicle to use for the practical driving test
Visit a Department of Transport and Main Roads Service Centre at least 10 minutes before your scheduled driver test where you will need to
Wait to receive your P1 Licence in the mail and then replace your L-Plates with P-Plates on the vehicle. You will NOT receive P-Plates. Members of the free2go program can get their free P-Plates from any RACQ branch
Learners need to ensure that they are willing to learn, familiar with the road rules and committed to completing their 100 hours of driving experience. Supervisor’s need to ensure that they provide a patient learning environment, sufficient practice time and a positive influence on the driving habits of their Learner.
When learning under these circumstances it is important to remember that while this is your first time learning to drive, this could also be the first time your family member or friend has tried to teach someone to drive, so it will be a new experience for both of you.
A Supervisor should:
Be a family member, friend or an accredited driver trainer (a professional driving instructor. To check they are accredited, ask to see their driver trainer identity card)
Be a safe, experienced and competent driver with a good driving record
Have the ability to provide guidance and advice
Have a good understanding of the Queensland road rules
Sit next to the Learner in the passenger seat at all times when driving together
Approve the driving experience entered in the Learner logbook (paper or online)
Have held an open licence for at least 1 year for the class of vehicle they are teaching the Learner to drive in
If a Supervisor only holds an automatic class CA open licence, they may only supervise driving sessions in a car fitted with an automatic transmission
If a Supervisor holds a class C open licence, they can supervise driving sessions in a car with either an automatic or manual transmission
Learners may have more than one Supervisor during their Learner Licence period, but only one Supervisor per driving session
If you are under 25 years of age, it is a mandatory requirement that you complete 100 hours of supervised on-road driving experience, including 10 hours night driving, before taking the Q-safe practical driving test for a provisional licence. This time can be completed with a combination of professional driving instructors, family or friends.
Learning to drive a car is about more than the mechanical operation of the vehicle, it’s about road safety and awareness as well. Don’t be disheartened if you can’t complete everything at once. Learning to drive takes time and it is important to make sure that you are capable of completing the basic manoeuvres before attempting anything more difficult.
Maximise the time you have with your Supervisor by:
Allowing sufficient time to discuss each practice session with your Supervisor both before and after the drive
Communicating regularly with your Supervisor throughout the drive, and don’t be afraid to speak up when feeling out of your depth
Listening carefully and accepting advice both your Supervisor and driving instructor/s give you in a positive manner
Discussing goals and timelines with your Supervisors, and set reasonable targets for achieving your 100 hour
Helping out at home to free up time for your Supervisor to give you additional lessons
If you are angry, tired, or upset you should postpone your lesson. You won’t learn as well if you are not in the right frame of mind