To get a learner driver licence in the ACT you must:
- be at least 15 years and 9 months of age
- successfully complete a specially developed road safety course - Road Ready Program
- pass the computer based Road Rules Knowledge Test - you can use the practice test on this site to get ready.
Most ACT secondary schools offer the course as part of the year 10 program. For those who have already left school the course can be taken at a Road Ready Centre.
When you have completed the course and passed the Road Rules Knowledge Test you will be given a certificate that you take to an Access Canberra Service Centre, with your proof of identity, to be issued with your learner driver licence. For Service Centre locations, opening hours and accepted payment methods visit www.act.gov.au/aclocations.
Once you have your learner driver licence you can learn to drive with a driving instructor, parents, relations or friends provided that the licensed driver holds a full Australian driver licence. The full driver licence must be the type required for the vehicle the learner is driving.
A learner licence lasts for 2 years, but must be held for at least 6 months being able to obtain a provisional driver licence. You must display "L" plates at all times when driving.
For more information and course availability go to www.getroadready.com.au