Learn to Drive
What does it take to Learn to Drive?
Firstly, before you can Learn to Drive, you must learn the theory. Queensland Transport provides a road rules book – Your Keys to driving in Queensland. This can be purchased directly from the customer service centre, ordered on line or alternatively it can be downloaded for free. Click on the image for the link.
To see if you are ready to sit your written test, you can do practice tests online at https://www.service.transport.qld.gov.au/rrtexternal/SelectExam.jsp
Once you have passed the written test, you will be issued with a Queensland Learners Permit and if under the age of 25, a logbook to record 100 hours of driving. By doing a minimum of 10 hours with an accredited driving instructor, this will accumulate 30 hours of driving as they are multiplied by 3. Every hour after with an instructor is then hour for hour. Any of the first 10 hours with an instructor at night do NOT multiply by 3. You are required to do the full 10 hours of night driving.
You must be 17 to sign the declaration to lodge your logbook when your hours are completed and you can submit your logbook at any post office.
Upon successful completion of your practical test, you will be issued with a provisional licence. If you are under 25, you will first go on your red P’s for 12 months and then your green P’s for two years. After 3 years, you will progress to an open licence. If you are over 25, you will go on your green P’s for 12 months and then progress to an open licence.