To get your learner licence you must:     

  1. Be at least 16 years of age.
  2. Pass a Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) at the RMS registry.
  3. Prove your identity
  4. Pass an eye sight test


The DKT is a touch screen computer based test of the road rules. There are two sets of questions you must answer:

  1. 15 driving-related general knowledge questions. You have to get at least 12 correct.
  2. 30 road safety questions (including traffic signs). You have to get at least 29 correct.

Before taking the test, you should study the Road User’s Handbook,link here which can be viewed and downloaded from the RMS web site.


Your learner licence is valid for 5 years. When you get your L's you will get a Learner driver log book so that you and your supervising driver can record your driving experience

You must hold your L's for at least 12 months (if under the age of 25) and complete at least 120 hours of driving practice, including 20 hours of night driving, before you can progress to the next licence stage.

Did you know?

A 1 hour lesson with an accredited driving instructor (Louis) now counts for 3 hours in the learner driver logbook. This change allows for a maximum of 10 driving tuition hours to be recorded as 30 hours.

Lou’s Driving School is the safer way to get a drivers licence, in less time.

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