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-
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-
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
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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