Applying for your Learner Permit is the first step to getting your licence

To get a Learner Permit you will need:

•  To be at least 16 years of age for a car;
•  To pass an eyesight test, and
•  A multiple choice theory test on road law which is computer based.

A Learner Permit is valid for 10 years or until you obtain a Driver Licence.

As of 1 July 2007, the following restrictions to your Learner Permit also apply: 

•  If you are under the age of 21, you will be required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours (including at least 10 hours night driving) of supervised driving before you can take your licence test. You must record these hours in the official learner log book, which must be signed by you and your supervising driver.
•  If you are under 21 years of age, you must hold your Learner Permit for at least twelve months .
•  If you are 21 years of age or over but under 25 years of age, you must hold your Learner Permit for at least six months.
•  If you are 25 years of age or over, you must hold your Learner Permit for at least 3 months.

 To get your Licence

Graduated Licensing System (GLS)

Why the GLS is being introduced.

The facts are simple:

•  Each year approximately 120 people are killed and 2,300 more are seriously injured in accidents involving 18 to 25 year old drivers. This is about one third of the Victorian road toll.
•  Probationary drivers are involved in three times more casualty crashes than experienced drivers.
•  More young people die from road crashes than any other cause.
•  Young driver road crashes are caused by many factors, including inexperience, drink driving, driving in high risk situations (such as late at night or carrying multiple passengers), using mobile phones, and speeding.

Once you have held your Probationary Licence for the appropriate amount of time, you will progress to a full Licence without the need to do any further tests. (Call Vicroads on 131171 for further details.)

Read about the “Road to Solo Driving” issued by Vicroads.