Provisional Licence

For Interstate learner licence holders

Safe Wheelz School provides Novice driver training in Canberra to enable novice drivers to develop their driving skills and experience gradually. Book Novice driver training in Canberra after applying for a learner driver license.

If you want to use your interstate licence tenure to sit the ACT driving assessment you must also provide:

  • your licence history from your licensed jurisdiction; and
  • proof of identity and proof of residency.
  • For interstate learner licence holders , you must complete the full Pre-Learner Licence Course before you can book in for the Government Driving Assessment with a government licence examiner.If you are attempting the one-off driving assessment for the first time, you do not need to complete the Hazard Perception Test.
    If you have failed your one-off driving assessment on your interstate learners licence, you will need to apply for an ACT Learners licence in an Access Canberra Service Centre.
    To meet the Hazard Perception Test requirement of holding your ACT Learners licence for at least 3 months, Access Canberra may take into consideration your previous driving experience. If you are eligible, Access Canberra will activate your ACT Learners licence to be accepted by the HPT website after 3 business days from the date of issue.

  • If you are successful:
  • Attend an Access Canberra Service Centre in person and provide:

  • your driver licence or proof of identity
  • the current fee.
  • Proof of residency (if you are an interstate license holder)
  • the completed logbook (if you hold a licence issued AFTER 1 January 2020)
  • Hazard Perception Test certificate (if you hold a licence issued AFTER 1 January 2020).
  • If under the age of 25 at time of issue of your provisional licence, a P1 licence will be mailed to your nominated postal address. If aged 25 or more, a P2 licence will be mailed to your nominated postal address. Please allow up to 21 business days for delivery. If you have not received your licence in that time, please contact 13 22 81. For details on the conditions that apply see the Road Safety website.

  • IF you are unsuccessful
  • You will have to get an ACT learners licence, Once you have been issued with an ACT Learner Licence, you will be required to complete all the requirements of the Graduated Licensing Scheme. This includes:

  • Mandatory practice driving hours dependant on your age.

  • Clients under the age of 25 are required to complete 100 hours of driving practice with at least 10 hours during night-time conditions; and
  • Clients aged 25 or above are required to complete 50 hours of driving practice with at least 5 hours during night-time conditions.
  • Hazard Perception Test
  • Hold an ACT Learner Driver Licence for the required tenure dependant on your age (your overseas driver licence tenure is honoured in this scenario):
  • Clients under the age of 25 are required to hold their ACT Learner Licence for a minimum of 12 months; and
  • Clients aged 25 or above are required to hold their ACT Learner Licence for a minimum of 6 months.

Once the above requirements are met you must pass either a Government Driving Assessment or the Competency Based Training and Assessment before you can upgrade your ACT Learner Licence to an ACT Provisional Licence and must hold this for a period of 3 years.

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