Applying and having a drivers license in Australia just like it is in all other world countries is mandatory for anyone is willing, and ready to drive. And in order to obtain one, one has to go through all of the three different steps as required by the laws right from applying and getting a learners, a provisional and full driving permit depending on the Territory where one is trying to get the driving licence from.
The Road transport authority in the Australian capital territory, Geared in the New South Wales, Department of transport in the Northern Territory, the department of transport and main roads in Queensland, the department of planning, transport and infrastructure in the South, the department of State growth in Tasmania, Vicroads in Victoria and the department of Transport in the Western are the Government bodies which take on the responsibility and task of issuing and giving drivers license in Australia.
If you feel you are ready to start driving but wondering how to get started, how to go about processing your learners, provisional or full drivers license in Australia, then you should read on this post in full so that you can know what to do, the steps and procedures you should follow and any other information you may require including the different government links which you can use for further information just in case.
How to process a learners, provisional and full drivers license in Australia
Like I shared in the first paragraphs of this post, the journey to obtaining your drivers license in Australia begins in the territory where you live. And it is where you should get started by processing and obtaining a Learners driving permit. For example, getting a learner permit from ACT and by the Road Transport Authority requires one to least be 15 years and 9 months old, in addition to having successfully completed a Road Ready Learner Licence Course, including a computerized knowledge test on the ACT Road Rules.
Additionally, learner permit holders must have;
1. Successfully complete an eye test.
2. Provide passed ACT Road Rules Knowledge Test certificate.
3. Supply full Proof of Identity.
4. Display “L” plates at the front and rear of the vehicle.
5. Ensure that a person holding a full Australian Driver Licence occupies the seat next to the Learner.
6. Have a blood or breath alcohol concentration of zero when driving or riding.
7. Not tow a trailer exceeding 750kg GVM.
8. Not exceed posted speed limits.
How to process a learners, provisional and full drivers license in Capital Territory
Please refer to the ACT government Road transport authority portal for more details on how to get your permit in the Australian capital territory.
How to process a learners, provisional and full drivers license in New South Wales
Please refer to the Geared web portal for more details on how to acquire the above in New South Wales Territory.
How to process a learners, provisional and full drivers license in the Northern
Refer to this resource on the different steps you need to follow in order to get started with driving.
How to process a learners, provisional and full drivers license in the Southern
Here is a good resource on how to get started when in the Southern Territory.
How to process a learners, provisional and full drivers license in Queensland
For Queensland territory, this link has all the procedures you should follow to get your licence.
How to process a learners, provisional and full drivers license in Tasmaniay
Find how to get started directly by accessing the Tasmania department of State growth website.
How to process a learners, provisional and full drivers license in Victoria
Following the Vicroads portal will help you find out how to get started to obtain an LS
How to process a learners, provisional and full drivers license in the Western
Visit the official department of Transport link to find more details on how to get started.
Important things to note : The drivers license application procedures may differ for those who already hold a foreign DP. And in such cases, one may be allowed to drive for up to 3 months on the Australian roads and later be subject to a test for permit exchange. Also certain other restrictions depending on for example ones health may be applied. It is very important to learn and understand all traffic and safety rules before driving so as to be on a safer side.