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Learner Driver Licence

Q. How do I get a learner licence in the ACT and what does it cost?

A. To obtain a learner driver licence in the ACT, applicants are required to undertake and pass a Road Ready Course and a Road Rules Knowledge Test. If you are still at high school or college you may be able to do the Road Ready Course and the Road Rules Knowledge Test at your school. While all high schools deliver the course, not all colleges do so - check with the school/college administration to see if the course is available. While many schools provide the course as part of their curriculum, some schools conduct the course after normal school hours and charge a fee. If you are not at school or prefer to do it outside school, you will need to do the Road Ready Course at a Road Ready Centre - telephone 6162 5152 or 6282 8990. The Road Ready Centre staff can advise you of course availability, times and venue locations. The cost of the course through the Road Ready Centre is $180.00.

Q. My learner licence has expired. Do I have to do the Road Ready Course again?

A. No. The Road Ready Course must be successfully completed once. The Road Rules Knowledge Test is valid for two years. Unless you can demonstrate you have successfully completed the Knowledge Test within the past two years, you will be required to retake and pass the Knowledge Test before your learner licence will be renewed.

Q. How old do I have to be to obtain a learner licence?

A. 15 years and 9 months of age.

Q. How long is my Road Ready Course and Knowledge Test valid for?

A. The Road Ready Course and Knowledge Test certificates are valid for two years.

If an applicant fails to obtain their learner driver licence within two years of completing the Road Ready course, they will be required to retake and successfully pass the Road Ready Course and Road Rules Knowledge Test before their original learner licence will be issued.

Where an applicant wishes to renew an expired learner licence, they will be required to retake and pass the Road Rules Knowledge Test again.

Q. What is the maximum speed limit permitted for ACT learner drivers in the ACT and Interstate?

A. Learner drivers can drive to the posted speed limit in the ACT. However, when driving in NSW, learner drivers must check with the jurisdiction where you intend driving for local speed regulations that apply.