Car learner licence
Once you turn 16, you can apply for your learner licence to drive a car. 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).
How to apply
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Written road rules test
You can apply for a car 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 road rules (knowledge) 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 access the learner logbook app to record your driving experience. If you need one, you can be provided a hardcopy 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.
About learner licence fees
Your learner licence fee contributes to the costs of issuing your licence and providing licence products, including:
- Learner Logbook
- Learner Logbook App
- photo equipment and facial recognition technology to protect your identity
- production costs of licence cards
- transaction, communication and processing costs to support learner drivers in their licence journey.
Reduced learner licence fee for photo identification card holders
You won't be eligible for the reduced learner licence fee if you:
- at any time have held an Australian driver licence
- hold an adult proof of age card or 18+ card
- hold a photo identification card that you received free of charge (for example because you changed your name).