Test vehicle requirements
You must bring a safe, suitable clean vehicle to use for your practical driving test. You will only be allowed to take your test if:
- your vehicle is currently registered (registration number required)
- your vehicle is roadworthy, with no known defects such as faulty Takata airbags
- you have correctly displayed L-plates on your vehicle
- you have obtained the registered operator's permission for the vehicle to be used in the test
- your vehicle meets the requirements for the licence class you are applying for.
- your vehicle is not a personally imported vehicle with airbags fitted.
If your vehicle requires a certificate of inspection (COI) (such as heavy vehicles, buses, taxis and booked hire vehicles), you will only be allowed to take your test if your vehicle has a current inspection recorded.
Personally imported vehicles with airbags fitted cannot be used for a practical driving test due to the Takata Airbag Recall. There is currently no way to verify if the airbags in these vehicles are faulty and therefore cannot be used for the test.
|Licence class||Vehicle requirements|
A learner approved motorcycle|
You cannot take a test on a moped, conditionally registered motorcycle, a motorcycle with a sidecar attached or a motortrike
A motorcycle that is not on the learner approved motorcycle list|
You cannot take a test on a conditionally registered motorcycle, a motorcycle with a sidecar attached or a motortrike
A vehicle that weighs a maximum of 4.5t GVM, built or fitted to carry no more than 12 adults, including the driver |
You cannot take the test on a motorcycle or moped
A bus or truck that weighs between 4.5t GVM and 8t You cannot take the test in either:|
A bus or truck with a maximum of 2 axles that weighs more than 8t|
If the vehicle weighs more than 12t, you must bring at least 3 portable warning triangles
You can not take the test in a bobtail prime mover
A bus or truck with 3 or more axles that weighs more than 15t |
You must bring at least 3 portable warning triangles You cannot take the test in a bobtail prime mover
Additional requirements for a rigid truck are:
A truck to be used for a HR test may be fitted with a lift axle. The vehicle is required to comply with the Australian Design Rule (ADR) in that the vehicle must be ADR compliant when it has 3 axles on the ground.
|HC||Option 1: A prime mover that weighs more than 15t GVM with at least 3 axles, towing a semitrailer with at least 2 axles. |
Option 2: A truck that weighs more than 15t GVM with at least 3 axles, towing a trailer weighing more than 9t GVM with at least 2 axles You must bring at least 3 portable warning triangles