Learner licences that expire between 9 August 2021 and 31 January 2022 will automatically be extended by 6 months, this includes both car and motorcycle licences.

Access Canberra will be writing to affected learner licence holders, advising of their new expiry date and that ACT Policing will be able to verify their new expiry date via ACT’s Licence and Registration system.


A: $47 for each attempt (the test may only be attempted twice a day).

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

A: An assisted test can be arranged any weekday 9am-4pm, please contact the required location to book a day and time. There is no additional charge but where possible, please provide 2 days notice.

A: No, but an interpreter can be arranged for most languages, please contact the relevant location to book an appointment.

Interpreter assisted knowledge test costs:

  • 1st appointment $42.75 for each attempt (includes interpreter) a maximum of 2 attempts a day
  • 2nd appointment $42.75 for each attempt (includes interpreter) a maximum of 2 attempts a day
  • Any further apppointments $42.75 for each attempt, a maximum of 2 attempts a day, will need to pay additional fee for interpreter: $182.31 Monday to Friday and $288.25 Saturday

A: You must take your proof of identity, proof of residency and Road Rules Knowledge Test certificate to an Access Canberra Service Centre to be issued with your learner driver licence.

A: Learner licences are valid for 5 years and you need to hold them for at least 12 months when under 25 or 6 months for over 25’s before being able to obtain a provisional driver licence. You must display “L” plates at all times when driving.

A: If you are issued with a learner licence after 1 January 2020, in order to be eligible for a provisional licence in the ACT, you must:

  • be at least 17 years old;
  • have held your learner licence for at least 12 months (or six months if you were 25 or older when it was issued);
  • have completed the minimum number of required driving hours;
  • have successfully completed the Hazard Perception Test (HPT);
  • have successfully completed either a one-off driver assessment or the Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBT&A) modules administered by an ACT accredited driving instructor to the required assessment standards.