From 9 October 2017, DoT will introduce a re-sequence which will require learner drivers to complete the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) before the Practical Driving Assessment (PDA).
You can practice the HPT here: practise the Hazard Perception Test here.
In addition applicants must be 17 years of age or
older and have completed 50 hours of supervised driving, including five
hours of supervised night-time driving, before being eligible to attempt
The significant differences to the process are:
- The sequence of the PDA and the HPT - changing the sequence will see applicants have greater driving experience when attempting their PDA, reducing the complexity of the provisional licence process and aligning us with other Australian jurisdictions and streamlining our service delivery.
- The requirement for those aged 24 years and younger to declare five hours of supervised night-time driving and;
- An exemption for learner drivers 25 years of age and older from the requirement to complete a Log Book for a car (C class) vehicle licence only; all other requirements will still apply, including the six month waiting period between the issue of the learner’s permit and undertaking the HPT.
Current learner’s permit holders who complete the PDA, Log Book and HPT before 9 October 2017 will not be required to meet the new process requirements.
As of the 9 October 2017, all existing learner’s permit holders and new applicants will be required to comply with the new process.
June 2017: Please note this is the current process to obtain your provisional licence. This process will change from 9 October 2017.
The Graduated Driver Training and Licensing (GDTL) system is designed to make sure you get a wide range of supervised driving or riding experience under different road and traffic conditions, over a longer period of time before driving solo.
The GDTL system is designed to help you acquire the practical driving skills, good driving habits and the responsible and courteous attitudes that are essential to safety on our roads.
The GDTL requires learner drivers to accumulate at least 50 hours of supervised driving prior to being granted a WA driver's licence.
The process to obtain a provisional licence is improving which will better prepare applicants - resulting in safer novice drivers. These changes are now in effect.
Learner drivers must complete a minimum of 50 supervised driving hours to get their provisional licence.
The 50 supervised driving hours give learner drivers a greater opportunity to develop the skills required to become safe drivers.
If you hold a current interstate or New Zealand learner's permit and you are applying for a Western Australian (WA) learner's permit:
If your learner's permit has expired, you must apply for a Western Australian (WA) learner's permit and complete all of the six steps to getting your licence including the theory test.
The Department of Transport will recognise the supervised driving hours recorded in your log book provided: