Victoria learner licence guide

Learner Licence Victoria

by Zutobi · Updated Sep 30, 2021

Getting a learner licence is a huge first step toward your full driver’s licence. There are restrictions, requirements, and other things you must know.

But don’t worry, we’ll go through what you need to know about getting your Ls in Victoria in this complete guide.

Your Licensing Journey

First of all, we need to go through the steps you must complete until you can receive your provisional licence.

  1. Pass the Learners Permit Knowledge Test
  2. Obtain your Learner Licence
  3. Pass the Hazard Perception Test
  4. Pass the Drive Test
  5. Obtain a Provisional Licence

Studying for the Knowledge Test

Getting a learner licence in victoria australia

Studying for the Knowledge Test is the first major test. The Knowledge Test in Victoria consists of 32 questions based on information found in the Road to Solo Driving. You need 78% to pass. Many teens or young adults do not study for the learners permit knowledge test nearly enough, which is why almost 40% fail the test on any given day.

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What is the Hazard Perception Test (HPT)?

The Hazard Perception Test is a test designed to see how safely you respond to traffic situations involving potential hazards. You must pass the HPT before you can take the Drive Test.

What is the Drive Test?

The Drive Test is a practical driving test that you must complete to progress to a provisional licence, i.e. a licence where you are allowed to drive solo. To take the Drive Test, you must first have completed the HPT.

If under 21 years old, you must also present a Log Book containing your driving hours to sit the Drive Test. It must include a minimum of 120 hours of supervised driving including at least 20 night hours.

Learner Licence Restrictions

Learner and probationary drivers have specific rules to reduce their crash risk. There are severe penalties for breaching any of the rules. A good driving record (no drink/drug driving offences and no licence cancellations or suspensions) is necessary to progress through the licence system.

These are the restrictions place on all learner’s permit holders in Victoria:

  • L plates must be clearly displayed on the front and rear of the vehicle (visible from 20m)
  • The learner’s permit card must be carried while driving
  • The BAC limit is 0
  • You must not drive without the assistance of a supervising driver holding a full licence
  • You must only drive a car (e.g. not allowed to drive a truck or bus)
  • You must not tow a vehicle or a trailer
  • You must not use a mobile phone of any kind, including hands-free
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