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Minimum age is 18 years old unless you do a course

This page tells you the process to get your car full licence, and what you need to know about holding a full licence.

Minimum age is 18, unless you do a course

If you have completed an approved advanced driving course, you can get your full licence once you turn 17½.

If you haven't completed an advanced driving course, then you must be 18 before you can get your full licence.

Find an approved advanced driving course near you

You must hold your restricted licence for a minimum time

Drivers under 25 years

If you have completed an advanced driving course, then you must have held your restricted licence for at least 12 months before you can get your full licence.

If you have not completed a course, then you must have held your restricted licence for at least 18 months.

Drivers 25 or over

If you have completed an advanced driving course, then you must have held your restricted licence for at least 3 months before you can get your full licence.

If you have not completed a course, then you must have held your restricted licence for at least 6 months.

How to get your full licence

To get your full licence, you must apply at a driver licensing agent.

You will need to:

It's easy to book the test online

You can book the test online before you go into the agent. If you book online, you'll still need to go to a driver licensing agent before your test to make your application.

Book a driver licence test

Full licence practical test

The full licence practical test is a 30 minute test with a testing officer, who will assess whether your driving is good enough to progress to the next level of driver licence.

More information about the full licence practical test

No more restricted conditions

Once you have passed the full licence practical test, you don't have to follow any of the restricted licence conditions any more. You can drive any vehicle covered under a class 1.

Full list of vehicles you can drive on a class 1 licence

Download Factsheet 45: Learning to drive – getting your car licence [PDF, 103 KB]

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