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How to get your driving licence

Once you turn 16, you can apply for your driving licence

A learner licence allows you to drive a car whilst being supervised by someone who has held there open licence for one or more years.

To apply for your licence you will need to pass a written road rules test and be medically fit to drive.

The written test for a car consists of a 30 multiple choice questions about road rules and driver licence requirements.

To prepare for the written test you can read through “your keys to drive in qld” and also complete the online practice road rules test.

You can apply in person for your licence at a department of transport and main roads service centre


You will need to bring;

If you pass the written test you will receive your learner licence,learner’s kit and logbook.

If you do not pass your written test you will have to wait one working day to take the test again. You must pay the test fee every time you take the test.


Driving test (You must be over 17 years old)

To book a practical driving test you can:

If you book online or over the phone, you can pay with a mastercard or visa. You can pay with cash cheque debit or credit cards at a customer service centre.

The practical driving test cost includes the booking fee. Payments made by credit card will incur a credit card surcharge.

Changing or cancelling your test booking

You can change or cancel a test booking:

           Or

Contact us at least 2 full business days before your booking to receive a refund.


What car do I use on the driving test?

This is a good question. You may use your own car or the instructor’s car. However, you have learned all of the complex manoeuvres etc. In the instructors car, also the test examiner will feel more comfortable in the instructor’s car because it is fitted with dual controls so in an emergency if the student is not reacting to the situation properly the examiner can brake the car from the passenger side. Thus keeping himself and the student safe.


What to bring to your practical test

You should arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time.On the day of your test, you must bring:


If you don’t meet these requirements you will need to book and pay for a new test.

Your test fee will not be refunded if your test is cancelled because:


Log book

If you are under 25 you will need to record at  least 100 hours of supervised driving in your logbook or logbook app (see our resource page for link).

In your logbook you need to record:

You and your supervisor are responsible for the accuracy of your logbook entries. Each entry must be verified and signed/approved by your supervisor.

How do I lodge my logbook or app?

When you have completed 100 hours of supervised on-road driving experience, signed your driving experience declaration, take your logbook to the post office and they will send it to TMR or submit you app hours online. Allow at least 2 weeks before you book your practical driving test. Also the instructions are inside the logbook.


P plates

If you are under 25 years of age and you have passed you practical driving test you can drive unsupervised


When driving you must:


You must not:

You will need to hold your P1 licence for at least 1 year to be eligible to upgrade your licence to a P2 or open licence


Pick up & drop off

             at no extra cost to you. (if local) (conditions apply)


Overseas licence


Special needs

        Driving Force instructors have experience in teaching students with:


A complete guide to getting your Driving Licence