Digital learner driver log book apps

You can now choose one of three new digital log book apps to record your driving experience and submit your log book hours.

About the apps

The digital log book apps provide similar features as the paper the log book for you and your supervising driver, including a record of your total driving experience and learning goal achievements.

You will need to include the details of your licence and the name of your supervising driver in your chosen app before you begin recording your driving experience.

The app will keep you updated on your driving progress. When you have met the log book requirements, you can electronically submit your details to Roads and Maritime before you book your driving test.

Note that you can only use one app - you can't transfer log book hours between apps.

If you choose to use one of the digital log book apps, you don't need to complete a paper log book.

Endorsed apps

The apps listed on this page are the only apps accepted by Roads and Maritime Services and Service NSW. Any other apps are not official, and won't be accepted as evidence of your 120 hours of driving experience when you go for your driving test.

L2P

L2P app is a digital logbook designed for the latest generation of learner drivers. Its intuitive user interface features a countdown to motivate learners, real time tracking and recording of driving sessions plus an online educational platform with video clips for demonstrations.

L2P is more than a learner logbook - supervisors and professional instructors can use it to structure lessons, record achievements and verify driving sessions. L2P gets you there one hour closer.

Licence Ready

With digital driving instruction, personalised training and NSW log book, this is the go-to app for learner drivers. Download across devices and utilise with multiple supervisors for flexible learning.

Roundtrip

Roundtrip is an app for NSW Learner Drivers that makes it super easy to record supervised driving practice. Tap the record button, enter your odometer and you’re off!

You can close the app, put it somewhere safe and then while you’re driving Roundtrip will track your time, start and end location, weather and more, so you focus on learning to drive.

You can use Roundtrip to view and unlock learning goals, see your total practice times and when you’re ready you can submit your practice to Roads and Maritime Services as an official record. No more paper logbook needed!

Frequently asked questions

  • No.

    Only the apps listed on this page are accepted by Roads and Maritime, and Service NSW: L2P, Licence Ready and Roundtrip.

    These are the only apps that connect directly to the driver licensing system, and allow you to submit your hours electronically. They've also been checked to ensure they meet government policy and guidelines, to protect your personal details and privacy.

  • Absolutely not. It is illegal for a learner to use any function of a mobile phone while driving. This includes when waiting at traffic lights or while in traffic. You must be safely parked out of the line of traffic to use your phone in any way.

    The digital log book apps are designed so that you enter all the required details before you start your practice drive. You can then put the phone away, and the app will record your drive in the background.

  • Yes, as long as it doesn't distract you while you're driving, or them from providing you with the assistance and guidance you need while you're building your skills and confidence.

    It's important that supervisors and passengers understand the danger of distraction, and don't distract you while you're practicing driving by using their phones.

    We recommend that supervisors and passengers keep the phone use to a minimum while they're in the car with you.

  • You can, but you won't be able to transfer your driving hours from one app to another. If you want to change apps, you'll need to manually enter your hours into the new app.
  • No. You can choose to use either an app, or the paper log book, but not both.

    When making your decision you may want to consider the availability of phone reception in your area - if you have problems with reception you might want to stick with the paper log book.

  • Yes, but you will have to individually enter your paper log book entries, including the date, time and other details, into the app. Your supervising driver will also need to verify each entry.
  • Yes, but you must add each entry manually into the digital log book, and have it verified by the supervising driver. If you only have a few entries this should be easy for you to do, however if you have many it might be better for you to keep using the paper log book. The choice is yours.
  • There are currently no plans to phase the paper log book out. It's your choice whether to continue with a paper book or use one of the new apps.
  • All of the official apps are free, or offer a free 'lite' version of the app.

    Remember though that apps require an internet connection at least some of the time, which may impact your data allowance.

  • No, you won't need internet during the drive, however you will need an internet connection to log in to your chosen app. If you don't have an internet connection when you start a drive, the app won't be able to verify your and your supervisor's licence details.

    Mobile data will help with auto completing some of the fields, but it's not a requirement.

    Each app works differently though, so check the in-app FAQs for specific information.

  • The apps will calculate your 120 driving hours, and ensure you have completed all 20 learning goals.

    You'll then be able to submit your hours through the app. You need to do this at least 48 hours before your driving test.

    Once your hours have been submitted electronically, you won't need to show the testing officer any proof that you've completed your 120 hours.

  • You can book a driving test once you've held your learner licence for at least 12 months, you're at least 17 years old, and you've completed 120 hours of practical driving experience.

    You'll need to submit your driving hours from the app at least 48 hours before you go for your driving test.

  • No. You don't need to record any more hours if you've reached the minimum of 120.

    You can book another driving test straight away, but you'll need to wait at least 7 days between your last driving test and the next test.

  • If you're on your Ls and are 25 or older you don't need to complete a log book, and you can attempt your driving test whenever you feel ready.

    You can choose to use a either a digital or paper log book to help with your driving practice if you like, but there's no need to submit it before you take your driving test.

  • If you hold an interstate learner licence, you may be eligible to take a driving test without being issued with a NSW learner licence, so you may not need a NSW log book at all. You will need to provide evidence of 120 hours of driving experience however.

    Call Service NSW on 13 22 13, or visit a service centre or registry to discuss your personal situation.

  • Your personal information is not shared with others unless you give explicit consent to the app vendor. The app vendor will provide data to Roads and Maritime for the purposes of validating eligible learner and supervising drivers. Please refer to each app's privacy statement for more information.
  • All of the endorsed apps include security measures to make sure your personal information and identity are protected.
  • If false entries are made in a digital or paper log book, learner drivers and supervisors can face heavy penalties under the Road and Transport Legislation or Criminal Law. Any hours found to be recorded falsely will be discarded. In some cases you may be fined for each fraudulent entry.
  • Yes, the apps will calculate the 3 for 1 hours bonus if you're driving under the supervision of a driving instructor licensed in NSW.

    Note although it's fine to be supervised by an interstate instructor, the 3 for 1 hours bonus only applies for driving instructors licensed in NSW - if the instructor doesn't hold a valid NSW instructor licence, you won't get the 3 for 1 bonus.

Technical issues and troubleshooting

  • The endorsed apps can be used on most Android and Apple mobile phones, and some tablets, although there are minimum operating system requirements.

    See the system requirements for each app for details.

  • All your settings and driving data are held on the app servers, so if you get a new phone for any reason you'll be able to restore your driving data when you download the app and log in.
  • This depends on the settings on your phone. If you have set your phone to automatically update, your app will update as soon as a new version is available.
  • If you see an exclamation mark (!) or 'unverified session' marked against drives you've taken with the app, this means the licence details you entered either for yourself or your supervisor/instructor don't match Roads and Maritime records. Make sure you enter the details correctly in your profile.
  • If you don't get any error messages when entering this information, the details are correct and have been validated against Roads and Maritime's systems.
  • This means there's some kind of error with the details you entered in your profile, and they don't match Roads and Maritime records. If your details can't be validated, your drive will be marked as 'unverified' or invalidated.

    Manual entries are also considered unverified drives. This doesn't mean your drive won't be accepted, but it helps you to check that your drives are being recorded properly.

  • There's no problem if your drives are unverified - but you need to make sure your licence details are verified before you submit your log book.

    Note that Roads and Maritime has the right to audit your log book at any time. If any entries in your log book are found to be false, you may be subject to heavy penalties under the Road and Transport Legislation or Criminal Law.

  • The stock number is on the back of your licence card, in the top left corner:

    Back of a licence card, showing the 8 digit stock number in the top left corner

  • When you pass your driver knowledge test, you might be given a paper licence as a temporary licence until your plastic licence card arrives in the mail.

    If you want to register for a digital log book before you get your licence card, just leave the stock number field blank. You can still record your practice drives in the app.

    Once your licence card arrives, you can go back to the app and enter your stock number. You need to do this within 30 days of registering with the app.

  • When you pass your driver knowledge test, you might be given a paper licence as a temporary licence until your plastic licence card arrives in the mail.

    If you want to register for a digital log book before you get your licence card, just leave the expiry date field blank. You can still record your practice drives in the app.

    Once your licence card arrives, you can go back to the app and enter your expiry date.

  • You might be using a device that's not supported by the app, or your device's operating system may not be up to the requirements. See the app's technical information for details.
  • Contact support for your chosen app:

    • L2P: Tap on the left hand menu, and click on Help
    • Licence Ready: Tap on the icon on the top right to see support options
    • Roundtrip: Tap on Resources, and then Email Developers
  • Contact support for your chosen app:

    • L2P: Tap on the left hand menu, and click on Help
    • Licence Ready: Tap on the icon on the top right to see support options
    • Roundtrip: Tap on Resources, and then Email Developers
  • Verification usually fails because one or more of the details you entered in your profile are incorrect. Each time you record hours, your licence details are checked with Roads and Maritime, so if what you enter doesn't match, you'll see an error. Please check your details to make sure you've entered them correctly.
  • Make sure you've entered the correct details for your supervisor. Double check the surname, licence number, expiry date and stock number.

    You'll still be able to record your practice drive, but it will be 'unverified'. Once you enter the supervisor's details and tap 'Done', then tap 'Continue as unverified'.

  • If GPS signal is not available, the drive can continue and will still be recorded. It might mean that not all fields will be automatically filled (for example the location might be missing), but you can enter these details manually once you've finished your drive.
  • This is a recommendation only. You can manually enter all the hours you wish.
  • Each app is different, so please refer to the in app FAQs for information.
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