Getting a full licence

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If you’ve had your P2 licence for at least 24 months then you're able to go for your full licence.

Changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme from 20 November 2017

Changes are coming to the testing you need to progress through the licensing stages. In addition, P2 drivers who get suspended for unsafe driving will end up adding an extra 6 months to the time they need to spend on their P2 licence. Find out more.

This means passing the Driver Qualification Test (DQT).

What is the DQT?

The DQT is a touch-screen test that combines a knowledge test – questions about road rules and safe driving – and a more advanced version of the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) than you completed to get your P2 licence.

Like the HPT, the DQT is based on research about lowering the crash risk for young drivers. You should expect the DQT to be more challenging than all the tests you’ve faced previously, as it has been specially designed and developed to help you become a safer driver.

Preparing for the test

To prepare for the test you'll need a copy of the Driver qualification handbook, which you can buy from any registry or service centre, or download a PDF version (4.39MB) in English. Downloadable PDFs of the Driver qualification handbook in other languages are also available. You’ll need to study the handbook carefully because you’ll be tested on every section of the book.

At the beginning of the knowledge section and the hazard perception section, you’ll be given some practice questions so you can get used to the technology. Build your skills by practising the DQT.

You can book a test online, by calling 13 22 13 or in person at any registry or service centre.

When you go for your test – which you can do at any registry or service centre – you’ll need a copy of your licence, proof of identity and a means to pay for your full licence.