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 successfully complete each stage:
|To get a…||You need to pass the…|
|Learner licence||Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) – computer-based|
|Provisional P1 licence||Hazard Perception Test (HPT) - computer based and Driving Test – practical|
Note: If you obtained your P2 licence before 20 November 2017 and have not yet upgraded to an unrestricted licence, you will need to pass the Driver Qualification Test (DQT) before you can apply for an unrestricted licence.
Preparing for your tests
Take the time to study the relevant guide or handbook, and test yourself with the online practice tests and modules:
- Road Users’ Handbook and online practice DKT
- Hazard Perception Handbook and online practice HPT modules
- A Guide to the Driving Test
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.