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Learner drivers – steps to getting your licence
Getting behind the wheel for the first time can be exciting, but there's a lot to learn before a new driver gets their P plates. We can help you navigate your way through the process, whether you’re a learner, parent or supervisor helping someone learn to drive.
Before you can get behind the wheel you need to learn the road rules and get your learner’s permit. To apply for your permit in Western Australia you must be at least 16-years-of-age. All up, there are six steps to getting your full licence.
1. Gain learner’s permit – minimum age 16, score at least 24/30 on the written assessment.
2. Learn to drive – Start to record supervised driving hours in log book - must include minimum five hours night time driving. Must be in this stage for 6 months.
3. Hazard Perception Test – minimum age 16 years and 6 months. You do not need to take your Log Book to a Licensing Centre.
4. Continue to gain experience – Must have recorded at least 50 supervised driving hours in the post practical driving assessment log book.
5. Practical driving assessment - minimum age 17 years.
You must present your completed log book.
6. Provisional licence – hold for 2 years total with the first 6 months on red ‘P’ plates (with night-time restrictions), remaining 18 months on green ‘P’ plates.
For more, visit the Department of Transport website.