Once you turn 16, you can apply for your learner licence to drive a car. To get a learner licence for a motorcycle, you have to hold a provisional, probationary or open car licence for at least 1 year before you can apply.
A learner licence allows you to drive a car under supervision. Your supervisor must have held an open licence for at least one year and currently hold an open licence (for example, their licence must not be expired or suspended).
To get your learner licence, you need to pass a written road rules test and be medically fit to drive.
Preparing for the written test
The written test for a car consists of 30 multiple-choice questions about road rules and driver licence requirements.
Your keys to driving in Queensland gives you all the information you need to pass the test
You can also prepare for your test by completing the online practice road rules test.
How to apply
You can apply for a learner licence at a:
- Department of Transport and Main Roads customer service centre
- participating QGAP office
- licence-issuing police station (in rural or remote areas of Queensland).
You will need to bring:
- your evidence of identity
- if needed, a medical certificate from your doctor stating that you are fit to drive
- the written test fee and the licence fee.
You no longer have to complete a driver licence application form when visiting a Department of Transport and Main Roads customer service centre.
You will still need to complete a driver licence application form (F3000) at police stations and participating QGAP offices.
If you pass the written road rules test, you will receive a driver licence receipt for your learner licence which authorises you to drive until your learner licence is received in the mail. You will also receive information on how to obtain the TMR Logbook application to record your driving experience. If you need one, you can be provided a bound logbook.
If you do not pass the written test, you have to wait until the next working day to take the test again. You must pay the test fee every time you take the test.