Who can apply for a full licence?

You must be at least 18 years old. If you successfully complete an approved advanced driving skills course, this is reduced to 17½.

You must hold a current restricted licence.

If you’re under 25, you must have held your restricted licence for:

  • at least 18 months, or
  • at least 12 months if you’ve successfully completed an approved advanced driving skills course.

If you’re 25 or over, you must have held your restricted licence for:

  • at least 6 months, or
  • at least 3 months if you’ve successfully completed an approved advanced driving skills course.

Advanced driving course 

How do I apply for a full licence?

To get your full licence, you need to pass the full licence practical driving test.

To book your full licence practical driving test, you must either:

  • visit a driver licensing agent and:
    • book a time to take the full licence practical driving test
    • pay the application fee of $98.90
    • complete the application requirements

Application requirements

Driver licensing agents

OR

  • book your full licence practical test online.

Book your practical test online(external link)

If you book online, you’ll need to complete the application process at a driver licensing agent before your new licence can be issued. You should allow at least 30 minutes before or after your test to do this.

Check the agent opening hours, as they may not be open 30 minutes before your test appointment. In that case, you can complete the application process before the day of the test or after the test.

The full licence practical driving test

Practical tests

Test fees for car driver licences are changing from 8 July 2024

Getting a learner, restricted or full licence from 8 July 2024