To get my L's
To understand the steps to getting a learner driver license
Let's start with why this is important:
- getting your learners or L's is your first step to getting a license
- having your license means you will have greater independence and it is essential for some careers
Before you can get your L's, you must do an online Learner Permit Test, more details in this video. Click here for video transcript.
You must be over 16 years of age before you are able to issued with a leaners permit. It is also important to note that when on your learners you must display your L plates clearly on the vehicle and you must drive with someone who has their full license.
Step 1 - Complete learner permit test
The Learner Permit Test Online is an interactive 4-6 hour online course that teaches you about the road rules in Victoria and how to develop safe driving skills. You’ll need to pass the final assessment at the end of the course to apply for your learner permit.
You can enrol in the course when at 15 years and 11 months, however you will only be issued with a learner permit when you're 16 years of age or older.
The online course is currently available in English only. If you require interpreter services, you can still make an appointment to sit the Learner Permit Test In-person at VicRoads Customer Service Centre.
If you do not have access to a computer or need translation services
Taking the Learner Permit Test In-person means you’ll need to make an appointment to visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre to take the test.
You can take the test in-person if you:
- speak a language other than English or require an interpreter.
The Learner Permit Test In-Person is available in these languages: Albanian, Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese (Mandarin), English, Macedonian, Persian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
- don’t have access to a computer or internet
- have a hearing or vision impairment or
- prefer to take the test in-person.
Step 2 - Getting your hours up
It is important to note that when on your learners you must display your L plates clearly on the vehicle and you must drive with someone who has their full license.
Once you pass the test you will receive your learner driver license. You then need to get 120 hours of driving practice. You need at least 20 hours of night driving also. To get your hours up you can apply to be part of a L2P program with a mentor driver. You can find your nearest program by putting your address into this website:
Keeping a record of your hours
To keep a record of your hours, download the myLearners app from this website. With this app you can keep a record of your hours to prove your experience before you get your P's.
For video transcript, click here.