Getting a learner licence

To get a learner car (C class) licence in Queensland your first step is to complete PrepL or the written road rules test.

You can complete PrepL online, at your own pace. If you choose to complete the written road rules test instead, you can do this at a transport and motoring customer service centre.

Once you have passed PrepL or the written road rules test, and are at least 16 years old, you can apply for your learner licence.

3 year learner licence

When you get your learner licence it will be valid for 3 years to allow enough time for you to complete your 100 hours of supervised driving experience, pass your hazard perception test and undertake your practical driving test.

If you need to retake your practical driving test, you have 3 years to work on your driving skills before you upgrade to your P1 provisional licence.

A learner licence is issued only for the learner driving stage. If you progress to your P1 provisional licence before your 3 year learner licence expires, you won’t be able to transfer the remaining time to your P1 licence.


PrepL is an interactive online program for getting your learner licence. It teaches new drivers the road rules and safe driving behaviours. It does this through a series of interactive activities, videos and scenarios. At the end of PrepL, there is a 30 question multiple choice test. You need to get 90% correct to get your learners.

You can enrol in PrepL if you are at least 15 years and 11 months old. This gives you time to work through and pass PrepL so you can get your learner licence on your 16th birthday. PrepL takes approximately 4 to 6 hours to complete.

Written road rules test

To be eligible to sit a written road rules test you must be at least 16 years old and must attend a licence issuing centre.

To prepare for the written road rules test, you will need to study Queensland’s road rules. The written road rule test will eventually be replaced with PrepL.

Practising the test online will help you decide when you are ready to take the test.

Driving experience

If you are under 25 you will need to complete 100 hours of driving experience before you can sit the practical driving test and progress from your learner licence. You will need to record your driving experience in a learner logbook.