Below is a helpful map which lets you see the full journey of getting your licence. The first step is to get your learner licence so you can start getting practice behind the wheel on real roads. To get your learner licence in the ACT, you must complete the Pre-Learner Road Ready Course and the Road Rules Knowledge Test.

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Click the icons below to see more information for each step of the journey:

1. Pre Learner Road Ready Course

If you’re just getting started, the first step on your learner journey is to book and complete the Road Ready Pre-Learner Licence Course.

2. Road Rules Knowledge Test

You can walk in and take the Learner Road Rules Knowledge Test at any time: you get 2 free attempts at the test when you do your Road Ready Learner course with us.

3. Access Canberra L's Info

Present your road ready course and knowledge test certificates to Access Canberra collect to collect your learner licence.

4. Book Driving Lessons

Booking 10 driving lessons will get you and additional 30 hours of logbook progress, as your first 10 supervised lessons with an instructor count for triple - we recommend Stay Road Right or 5th Gear Motoring for lessons.

5. Book our Accelerate 30 Package

Our Accelerate 30 package bundles 2 important road safety courses into one. Completing these courses gets you an additional 30 hours of logbook credit for just 6 hours of work.

6. Pass the Hazard Perception Test

After having for learner licence for 3 months, you need to jump online and complete the Hazard Perception Test on the Safe Plates website (click icon). This is a mandatory test for all learners.

7. Learner Logbook Completion

Continue practicing your skills and driving until you have 100 hours recorded in your logbook. Remember, 10 hours out of the 100 need to be completed at night! (or 50hrs with 5hrs at night for those aged 25 and above).

8. Practical Driving Assessment

To complete your provisional licence assessment, you need to meet all of the following 3 conditions:
1. Have held your Learners Licence for a year (6 months if you're aged 25 and above)
2. Have completed your logbook hours
3. Have either finished your CBTA with a driving school OR passed the one-off driving test with Access Canberra

9. Access Canberra P's Info

Take your proof of completion competency certificate to Access Canberra along with your logbook to claim your P licence.

10. Collect your P's and Drive Independently!

After collecting your P's you have reached the end of your journey as a learner driver. You can now attach P plates to your car and drive independently. Congratulations and stay safe.


 A: You can book the Road Ready Course right from this website. Simply click the Road Ready course on the map guide to get to the course page. From there, simply click one of the ‘Book Now’ buttons.

 A: Most ACT secondary schools offer the course as part of the year 10 program. For those who have already left school the course can be taken at a Road Ready Centre. Contact us for further details.

 A: The course is conducted at our venues in Mitchell and Phillip. You can find the location details at the bottom of the page.

 A: The course cost is $186 this includes:

The Road Ready Workshop (10 hours), a ACT Road Rules Handbook and 4 attempts at the road rules knowledge test.

*Please note: All of our Road Ready offices are CASHLESS*

 A: Courses are conducted during weekdays, evenings and weekends.

 A: You must undertake the course again. For more information on what is expected of you on a course.

 A: You must be at least 15 years and 9 months old.

 A: A learner licence comes complete with a Road Ready pack, the pack consists of four handbooks, including a logbook and a set of ‘L’ plates.

For Prices visit Access Canberra

 A: Both Certificates are valid for 2 years. If an applicant fails to obtain their learner drivers licence within 2 years of completing the Road Ready Course, they will be required to retake and successfully complete the Road Ready Course and Road Rules Knowledge Test before their learner licence will be issued.

Expired ACT Learner Licence holders are only required to undertake and pass the Road Rules Knowledge Test again.

 A: Please see our overseas licence requirements page for more details: click here.

 A: The course does not cover the Road Rules Knowledge Test, but practice questions are available at the top of the page.

 A: No, NSW have a totally different learner and provisional licence system to that of the ACT.

 A: To obtain your ACT learner motorcycle licence you must:

  • be at least 16 years and nine months old
  • successfully complete a Road Ready Learner Licence Course, including a computerised knowledge test on the ACT Road Rules unless you already hold a driver licence
  • undertake a government approved rider training course with Revolution Rider Training –