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To get a learner driver licence in the ACT you must:

  • be at least 15 years and 9 months of age
  • successfully complete a specially developed road safety course - Road Ready Program
  • pass the computer based Road Rules Knowledge Test - you can use the practice test on this site to get ready.

Most ACT secondary schools offer the course as part of the year 10 program. For those who have already left school the course can be taken at a Road Ready Centre.

When you have completed the course and passed the Road Rules Knowledge Test you will be given a certificate that you take to a Canberra Connect Shopfront or the Road User Services office at Dickson, with proof of identity, to be issued with your learner driver licence.

Once you have your learner driver licence you can learn to drive with a driving instructor, parents, relations or friends provided that the licensed driver holds a full Australian driver licence. The full driver licence must be the type required for the vehicle the learner is driving.

A learner licence lasts for 2 years, but must be held for at least 6 months being able to obtain a provisional driver licence. You must display "L" plates at all times when driving.

For more information and course availability go to www.getroadready.com.au

Road Ready Centre - Phillip
72 Townshend Street, Phillip, ACT
Tel: 6282 8990

Road Ready Centre - Watson
Block D, Canberra Technology Park
47 Phillip Avenue, Watson, ACT
Tel: 6162 5152
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Proof of Identity and Residency (PDF 43KB)
Details of proof of identity and residency you must take to a Canberra Connect Shopfront or the Road User Services office at Dickson to be issued with your learner driver licence, after you have completed the Road Ready Program and passed the Road Rules Knowledge Test.
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