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Getting your provisional licence

Licensing Authority                         

Road Transport Authority

Minimum Age 

17

Other prerequisites

Must have held an ACT learner licence for a minimum of six months

Cost  

Item Price
Driving Test $86.80
CBT&A Scheme Set by instructor
Licence fee $90.00

What do I have to do to get my provisional licence?

Choose from one of two options to get your provisional licence:

What do the two options involve?

  • The Driving Test: an ACT Government Licence Examiner will monitor your driving skills over a set course, assessing your ability to drive safely, obey road rules, control the vehicle and cooperate with others on the road
  • CBT&A Scheme: the CBT&A is a logbook-based scheme run by an accredited driving instructor of your choice. Most students will complete the course in 12 to 14 weeks

How do I book?  

  • Driving Test: by phone on 13 22 81 or in person at any ACT Government shopfront 
  • CBT&A Scheme: contact an accredited driving instructor

What do I bring to the Driving Test?

  • Evidence of identity and residence (a list of requirements can be found on pages 4 to 6 of the Road Rules Handbook)
  • Means to pay for the test
  • A clean, registered, roadworthy vehicle with L plates
  • Your learner licence

I've complete the requirements, now how do I get my provisional licence?

  • Visit any ACT Government shopfront and bring the following:
  • Evidence of identity and residence (a list of requirements can be found on pages 4 to 6 of the Road Rules Handbook)
  • Means to pay the licence fee
  • Your Driving Test or CBT&A certificate 

Once you've received your provisional licence

What does have a provisional licence mean?

  • You are now permitted to drive a car without supervision
  • You must adhere to the special rules for provisional drivers

Special rules for provisional drivers

  • Must clearly display P plates at the front and rear of vehicle
  • Must not exceed blood alcohol level of 0.00%
  • Must not accumulate more than four demerit points

What happens next?

After you have held your provisional licence for three years, you will progress to a full licence.

If you are 26 or older, you are no longer required to display P plates after six months, and your demerit point allowance will increase from four to eight points.

If you are 25 or younger, you can choose to take a  Road Ready Plus course (Cost: $80) after six months on your Ps. If you successfully complete the course, you will no longer need to display P plates, and your demerit point allowance will increase from four to eight points.

 

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