When you get your learner licence you will be given a Queensland Learner Logbook and information about how to download the free Queensland Learner Logbook app so you can start recording your driving experience.
Record your logbook hours
If you are under 25 you will need to record at least 100 hours of supervised driving in any of the following:
- your Queensland Learner Logbook app
- your Queensland Learner Logbook (hard copy)
- a learner logbook app from a recognised third party provider
- an approved interstate learner logbook
- or a combination of the above methods.
You don't need to duplicate your trip recordings in the hard copy logbook if you are using an app. Find out how to switch to the app from the logbook.
If you are 25 or older, you are not required to complete the learner logbook, however, it is recommended that you do.
For previous, interstate or overseas driving experience find out how to record your hours.
What to record in your logbook
You need to record the:
- vehicle’s number plate
- location that you started and ended your drive
- odometer reading at the start and at the end of your drive
- your supervisor’s details—name, driver licence number and contact details
- the start and finish times for the drive and total minutes spent driving.
View a sample logbook page (PDF, 496KB).
Only driving experience gained on Australian roads can be recorded in the Learner Logbook app or the Queensland Learner Logbook. Driving experience from foreign countries cannot be recorded in a Queensland logbook.
You and your supervisor are responsible for the accuracy of your logbook entries. Each entry must be verified and signed/approved by your supervisor.
If you are using the app, your supervising driver will be requested to confirm your trip details by email.
If you are using the Queensland Learner Logbook, your supervising driver will be required to sign the entry in the logbook.
If you make a false or misleading entry in your logbook, you may be fined and you will not be able to take a practical driving test until 6 weeks after the date your resubmitted logbook has been passed.
100 hours driving experience
To complete your logbook correctly:
- you must record 100 hours of supervised driving experience
- your 100 hours must include 10 hours of night driving (between sunset and sunrise)
- all entries must be recorded in minutes (instead of hours and minutes) to make it easier to calculate totals
- for the hard copy book, all entries must be recorded in the correct column. The logbook entry pages have 3 columns for you to record the different types of driving experience:
- experience with an accredited driver trainer (counted as triple time for the first 10 hours) (total 600 real minutes = 1,800 logbook minutes)
- daytime experience (between sunrise and sunset on a day)
- night experience (between sunset and sunrise on the next day).
Limited exemptions from the requirement to complete and record 100 hours of supervised driving experience are available. However, if you are granted an exemption you will need to hold your learner licence for 2 years.
The Queensland Learner Logbook app
Before downloading the app and registering we recommend that you:
- only download the app to your own device, or another trusted device
- carefully consider the email address you use to register for the app.
For example, it is common for school-issued email addresses to be used. Please consider that after graduation you may no longer have full access to this email account and this may affect your use of the logbook.
Once you sign up you can start to record your trips. The app lets you record and submit your driving hours direct to the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and enables your logbook review process to start sooner.
The app records current trips using a timer. The details of past trips can also be entered. The app includes driver trainer and night time travel indicators to automatically calculate these driving hours.
The app can record your trips without an internet connection. However, you still need an active internet connection to synchronise your trips to the server and submit the completed app logbook for assessment.
Once synchronised, your app logbook entries are stored securely and can be accessed by installing and logging into the Queensland Learner Logbook app on another device.
In the event that any trips are deleted you will need to manually recreate them in the app and then get them reapproved by a supervisor.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is unable to recover details of any historically approved trips, which have been later deleted.
Sign into the app
To use the Queensland Learner Logbook app you must be at least 16 years old. You will need your valid Queensland learner licence, a mobile phone or tablet using iOS (8 or above) or Android (5 or above). Check the mobile minimum version requirements.
You need your:
- email address
- full name
- password (that you create when you sign up)
- date of birth
- learner licence number
- phone number.
Your details entered must match the details on your learner licence.
Enter your vehicles and your supervisor's details
You need to record the registration number of each vehicle used for your trips into the app.
Your supervisor's details will need to be recorded including their:
- first and last name
- licence number and place of issue
- phone number
- email address (the email address must be different to yours).
Your supervisor details entered must match the details on their driver licence. Each supervisor you drive with will need to be added.
Supervisor approval for your trips
Your supervisor doesn't need to download or use the app but they need an email account that is different to yours. After each trip is entered into the app and synchronised to the server, your supervisor will receive an email to approve your trip hours. The email will contain the details of the trip and links for your supervisor to approve or reject the trip. Your supervisor doesn’t need to keep the email after they have actioned it.
If a supervisor does not approve a trip or rejects a trip, these hours won't count towards your total.
Moving interstate, can I still use my app?
You will need to contact the relevant licensing authority interstate to see how your learner logbook will be assessed.
You can receive a record of your driving hours in Queensland by using the Email my Progress option from the actions menu. This can be accessed from your Profile in the app.
Switch to the app from the hard copy logbook
If you are already using the paper logbook and want use the app there are 2 options.
To use the app for the remainder of your trips only:
- Make sure the records in your logbook up to date, and take note of the outstanding hours you still need to complete to reach the target of 100 hours.
- Using the Change Hours feature accessible from the Profile screen of the app, change the default target hours from 100 to the number of outstanding hours you still have to complete. Use the app to record these outstanding hours, and submit them electronically. At the same time, submit your hard copy logbook by mail.
When both the hard copy and app logbooks are received they will be processed at the same time.
You can update the app with all of the prior trips already recorded in your logbook and continue using it for the remainder of your 100 hours. If you do this, you will only need to submit the electronic logbook using the app.
Switch to the hard copy logbook from the app
If you didn’t get a hard copy logbook when you got your learners, you can get one from a transport and motoring customer service centre.
To submit the hours already completed in the app, use the Change Hours feature from the Profile screen of the app to change the app’s default target hours from 100 to the number already recorded. Then complete and record the outstanding hours in your hard copy logbook, and send it to Department of Transport and Main Roads by mail.
You must submit your app logbook at the same time as your hard copy logbook.
When both of logbooks are received, we will process your hours from the app and the hard copy logbook.
Recognised third party learner logbook apps
As an alternative to the Queensland Learner Logbook App, you can choose to use a learner logbook app from a recognised third party provider. Recognised third party provider apps are:
The AAMI SmartPlates app is discontinued from 30 April 2020
If you’ve completed your logbook in the SmartPlates app before 30 April 2020 you will be able to submit it to the Department of Transport and Main Roads directly through the app.
If your AAMI SmartPlates logbook is incomplete as at 30 April 2020, you will need to have your driving sessions verified in the app by a supervisor before 30 April 2020. You will then need to print a copy of the logbook.
You will need to complete your 100 hours using an alternative logbook and submit both it and the printed copy of the SmartPlates logbook along with a completed Driving Experience Declaration form (F4664) at an Australia Post office (you may need to pay a postage fee).
Please contact AAMI directly if you have further questions regarding the discontinued AAMI SmartPlates mobile app.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads will only accept logbook submissions from recognised third party app providers. Logbooks from the RACQ Learn2go app will need to be printed out and submitted in hard copy.
To use a recognised learner logbook app from a third party provider, you must be at least 16 years old and hold a valid Queensland learner licence. The Department of Transport and Main Roads is not responsible for the operation of third party learner logbook apps. It is the duty of the third party provider to maintain the functionality of the app and secure personal data. You will need to contact the app provider if you have any questions or concerns regarding the app.
Previous driving experience
If you completed driving experience in another Australian state/territory or another country and want it to count towards your 100 hours, you must complete the prior driving experience form (F4450). You can apply if you hold or held a class C learner licence issued:
- in New Zealand
- from a foreign country listed below.
You will need to give us documents to prove your previous driving experience—for example an approved interstate/overseas learner logbook, driver trainer receipts or letters.
If the documents you give do not show sufficient details—for example dates, registration numbers, distances travelled, driving times in minutes, names of supervisors—you must attach a separate sheet giving these details.
Interstate and New Zealand driving experience
You may apply for credit up to 100 hours of supervised driving in Australia or New Zealand.
Any remaining hours of your driving experience must be completed in your Queensland logbook.
Foreign country driving experience (recognised countries)
You may apply for credit of up to 50 hours of supervised driving in:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Isle of Man (for licences issued on or after 1 April 1991)
- Malta (for licences issued on or after 2 January 2004)
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
(External territories of these countries are excluded.)
You must record any remaining hours of driving experience on Australian roads in a Queensland logbook.