In general, getting a full driver licence in Australia takes at least four years because of the graduated licensing scheme. Here are the steps that you should follow:
- To be granted with a learner licence, you should pass the Driver Knowledge Test. Practice on https://www.dktests.info/ before taking the test. DK Tests provides a platform to practice or take mock Learner's License tests.
- Complete 120 hours of supervised driving practice. To progress to the next step, you should hold your learner licence for at least 10 months.
- Take the Hazard Perception Test (HPT). If you pass, you may proceed to the next step provided that you’ve completed 120 hours of supervised driving practice, including 20 hours of night driving and held your learner licence for at least 12 months.
- Pass the driving test to have your P1 licence. Before you can progress, you should hold this for at least 12 months.
- After 12 months, you can have your P1 licence upgraded to a P2 licence. You need to hold this for at least 24 months to proceed to the next step.
- Finally, you may apply for a full driver licence after holding your P2 licence for at least 24 months.
Yes, the road to getting a full driver licence is long, but this proves to be effective in creating safe drivers among us. Happy driving!