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New mobile phone rules

If I’m a learner driver or P plater under the age of 25 years can I use a mobile phone hands free?

There is a ban on all mobile phone use (including hands-free) for:

learner drivers under 25 years of age

P1 provisional drivers under 25 years of age

P1 probationary licence holders and P1 restricted licence holders who hold a restricted licence because of a young driver disqualification offence.

There is also a ban on mobile phone use on loudspeaker function for supervisors and passengers of these drivers.

New test rules

From 29 June 2015 an enhanced practical driving test (also known as Q-SAFE) commenced across Queensland.

The enhanced test applies to practical tests for cars, heavy vehicles and motorcycles.


New road rules

New laws for motorists passing cyclists

Motorists must stay wider of cyclists by giving a minimum of: 1m when passing a cyclist in a 60km/h or less speed zone or 1.5m where the speed limit is over 60km/h.

New Licence and test fees from

July 2017

From July 2017 test and licence fees will increase. New fees will include:

Written test and Practical test also learner licence and logbook, for a full list go to our guide page where you will find lots of other information.

Written test $23.90 (Jul 17)

Practical test $55.95 (Jul 17)

Hazard perception test $19.75 (Jul 17)

Learner licence for 3 years $166.10 (Jul 17)

Learner licence replacement $73.10 (Jul 17)

Log book replacement $20.85 (Jul 17)

Logbook exemption $41.45 (Jul 17)


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