To progress through the NSW licensing scheme and get a full licence, you need to pass theory and practical tests.
Tests for car licences
NSW has a graduated licensing scheme. To get a full driver licence under this scheme, you need to complete all stages:
|To get a…||You need to pass the…|
|Learner licence||Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) – computer-based|
|Provisional P1 licence||Driving Test – practical|
|Provisional P2 licence||Hazard Perception Test (HPT) – computer-based|
|Full licence||Driver Qualification Test (DQT) – computer-based|
Preparing for your tests
Before taking the tests, you should study the relevant guide or handbook, and test yourself with the online practice tests and modules (for computer-based tests only):
- Road Users’ Handbook and online practice DKT
- A Guide to the Driving Test
- Hazard Perception Handbook and online practice HPT modules
- Driver Qualification Handbook and online practice DQT modules
Handbooks can be downloaded from this site, or you can buy a hard copy from any registry or service centre.
Motorcycle licence tests
If you’re interested in applying for a motorcycle rider licence, please see the Rider licence section.
Heavy vehicle licence tests
If you’re interested in applying to upgrade your existing driver or rider licence to a heavy vehicle licence, please see Heavy vehicle licences.