Below are the steps that are required for you to get your license. Before you can drive any vehicle on the road, you must have a current driver’s license or learner’s permit.
You must be 16 years of age or older.
Pass a theory test of 30 Questions where you must get 24 or more correct.
This is also done through most schools so if you are unsure please inquire at school.
Have proof of identity (Passport, Birth Certificate and Proof of Address). Bank statements are the best but If you don’t have one, a letter from your school with all your details will do.
You can also practice your theory test by going on the link below.
After you have passed your theory test you will have to do an eye test. Once you have done this you will have to pay an application fee.This is all done at the Department of Transport..
Learn to Drive
Under the new rules and regulations, the Department of Transport has introduced a Pre Practical Driving Assessment Log Book where you must record a minimum of 50 hours supervised driving before sitting your Practical Driving Assessment. This must include five hours night driving.
Once you have your Learners permit, you can learn to drive with a qualified instructor. This can be with a licensed Driving Instructor or someone who has the same class of license that you are going for, this person must have held that license continuously for more than 4 years.
You must display L plates at all times and have your Learners permit with you while driving.
Whilst driving on your L plates, your maximum speed is 100km. If for some reason you have been caught speeding past 100km, your learners permit may be suspended for a period of time.
Once you have passed your Learners permit, you will have to Log the minutes or hours driven in the Book. You will be required to do 25 hours of driving over a 6 month period before you can sit your Hazard Perception Test. You must drive with a qualified driver who must log there license details and the hours that you have driven.
Hazard Perception Test
Once you have completed your 25 hours in your log book over a six month period and you are 16 years old or older, you will be eligible to sit the “Hazard Perception Test”. You may have to book so please check on availability this will need to be done at the Licensing Branch before 4.15pm Monday to Friday Or use the link below https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/licensing/step-3-complete-hazard-perception-test.asp
Practical Driving Assessment
Once you are 17 years of age and have completed your 50 hours and feel ready to do a Practical Driving Test (PDA), you may book a driving test, your instructor will advise and will let you know if you are ready. You can book your test at the Police Licensing Branch or call 13 11 56. our driving instructor will let you know when you are getting close to test time and they will book the test for you if you wish, Or use teh link below https://online.transport.wa.gov.au/pdabooking/manage/
Once you have passed your Practical Driving Test, you will receive your red P plates! then you will advance to green P plates! As a previous DOT examiner i will take you through all maneuvers that you need to know for your PDA test