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Drive test information in English

What you need to bring to your appointment

You’ll find information on this page about what you need to bring to your Learner Permit Test, Hazard Perception Test or Drive Test appointment at a Customer Service Centre.

Using an interpreter or translator

If you need to speak with us in a language other than English, you can call an interpreter or translator for help.

How can I use an interpreter?

If you need help making an appointment or completing a form, you can get help from your family, friends or a VicRoads office.

If you need an interpreter or assistance to sit a VicRoads test, you’ll need to visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre and we can book this for you.

Speech and hearing impairments

If you have a speech or hearing impairment, you can use an Auslan interpreter for your test.

To speak to us over the phone, contact us through the National Relay Service (External link).

  • TTY users - call 13 36 77 then ask for 13 11 71
  • Speak and Listen users - call 1300 555 727 then ask for 13 11 71

Translating your driver licence, learner permit or documents

If your driver licence or learner permit is not in English, you must have it translated by any NAATI accredited translator (External link), or an appropriate consulate in Australia.

Fees may apply.

A current International Driving Permit may also be acceptable for a translation of an overseas driver licence.

The International Driving Permit needs to be issued by the country the overseas driver licence was issued in.

We recommend the following NAATI accredited translators:

Learner Permit Test In-person

Don't forget to bring:

A copy of your appointment confirmation above.

This can be printed or shown on your phone.

A completed Licence or learner permit application PDF.

  • Your original evidence of identity.
  • Proof that you live in Victoria.
    If you don't have any proof of your Victorian address (eg, a bank statement, utility bill or rental agreement), make sure you get someone to sign the Victorian residence declaration on the licence application form.
  • Your original overseas licence.
  • A NAATI approved English translation of your licence or an international driving permit (only required if your overseas licence is not in English).
  • Your glasses or contact lenses (if you'll need them to pass an eyesight test).
  • Any medical reports (if you have a medical condition or take prescribed medications which could affect your ability to drive).
  • Payment for required fees.

How to prepare for your tests

How to transfer your appointment to a new time

If you need to transfer your appointment to a new time, 24 hours’ notice is required along with a fee payable.

Once the appointment is booked, it can only be changed by the appointment holder.

Do you have a medical condition?

If you take prescribed medications or have a medical condition that could affect your ability to drive, you'll need to tell us and provide relevant medical reports.

Safety operating procedures for appointments

To protect the health and wellbeing of all customers and staff, strict hygiene protocols will be in place at our Customer Service Centres.

No one should be attending an appointment if they are unwell.

Hazard Perception Test In-person

Don't forget to bring:

  • A copy of your appointment confirmation above.
    This can be printed or shown on your phone.
  • Your learner permit or evidence of identity.
  • Your original overseas licence (if applicable).
  • A NAATI approved English translation of your licence or an international driving permit (only required if your overseas licence isn't in English).

How to prepare for your tests

Take our hazard perception practice test.

How to transfer your appointment to a new time

If you need to transfer your appointment to a new time, 24 hours’ notice is required along with a fee payable.

Once the appointment is booked, it can only be changed by the appointment holder.

Safety operating procedures for appointments

To protect the health and wellbeing of all customers and staff, strict hygiene protocols will be in place at our Customer Service Centres.

No one should be attending an appointment if they are unwell.

Drive Test

Don't forget to bring:

  • A copy of your appointment confirmation above.
    This can be printed or shown on your phone.
  • Your original evidence of identity.
  • A suitable vehicle.
  • Your original overseas licence.
  • A NAATI approved English translation of your licence or an international driving permit (only required if your overseas licence is not in English).
  • Your glasses or contact lenses (if you'll need them to pass an eyesight test and complete the drive test).
  • Payment of required fees.
  • Your completed logbook or have completed your hours in the myLearners app if you are under 21 years of age.

How to prepare for your tests

Read over the Drive Test checklist.

Do you have a medical condition?

If you take prescribed medications or have a medical condition that could affect your ability to drive, you'll need to tell us and provide relevant medical reports.

Safety operating procedures for appointments

To protect the health and wellbeing of all customers and staff, strict hygiene protocols will be in place at our Customer Service Centres.

No one should be attending an appointment if they are unwell.

Evidence of identity

Types of identity documents

You may need to provide evidence of your identity when registering a vehicle or getting your licence.

To have your identity confirmed you must attend a Customer Service Centre in person.

Without the right documents you will not be able to complete your application.

What identity documents do I need?

The most you will need to provide for any application is:

  • one Category A evidence document (evidence of existence and link between identity and the applicant (eg, passport or full Australian birth certificate – originals, not photocopies or certified copies).
  • one Category B evidence document (evidence of use of that identity in the community. e.g. Medicare or bank card).
  • evidence of Victorian residence (if your address is not shown on the Category A or Category B documents).
  • evidence of change of name (if your name is different on the Category A and Category B documents).

Providing false and/or misleading information or documents is a serious offence under the Road Safety Act 1986 and/or Marine Safety Act 2010 and can result in you being fined or imprisoned.

Any authority or approval, given as a result of you providing such information/documents, may be reversed and have no effect.

Accepted identity documents

The name on your Category A and Category B documents need to show your family name and first name in full and in the same order.

Acting on behalf of another person or company

To register a vehicle on behalf of someone else you'll need a signed Authority to Act as an Agent form [PDF 253 Kb] (External link).

Go to Register on behalf of someone else for more information.

Acceptable Category A documents

  • Australian photo driver licence or learner permit photo card.
  • Victorian marine licence photo card.
  • Victorian firearm licence photo card.
  • Victorian Security Guard/Crowd Controller photo card.
  • Australian passport.
  • An overseas passport (If expired by more than two years it is acceptable if accompanied by a current Australian visa.
  • Certificate of identity issued by the Passport Office.
  • Convention travel document issued by the Passport Office.
  • Document of identity issued by the Passport Office (usually issued to travellers to Norfolk Island).
  • Australian police force officer photo identity card.
  • Consular photo identity card issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
  • Full Australian birth certificate issued by a Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Note: Birth extracts and Commemorative birth certificates are not accepted).
  • Australian naturalisation or citizenship certificate, or a Document for Travel to Australia or an ImmiCard (up to 2 years expired), issued by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship or the Passport Office.
  • NSW Photo Card (issued by NSW RMS after 14 December 2008).
  • Birth card (issued by NSW RMS prior to August 2008).

Please note: Providing false and/or misleading information or documents is a serious offence under the Road Safety Act 1986 and/or Marine Safety Act 2010 and can result in you being fined or imprisoned.

Any authority or approval, given as a result of you providing such information/documents, may be reversed and have no effect.

Category B documents

One of the following documents that is current.

  • State or federal government employee photo ID card.
  • Medicare card.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs card.
  • Pensioner Concession card.
  • Current entitlement card issued by the Commonwealth.
  • Student identity card.
  • Any Australian or overseas credit card or account card from a bank, building society or credit union.
  • Working with Children Check card.
  • Australian Proof of Age card.
  • Australian Keypass card.
  • Australian Defence Force photo identity card (excluding civilian staff).

Or

One of these documents that is no more than one year old (electronic statements on a device (eg mobile phone or tablet) and Internet printed statements are acceptable):

  • passbook or bank account statement showing the institutions letterhead or stamp
  • telephone, gas or electricity bill showing the institutions letterhead or with a stamp
  • letters from ATO, Centrelink, Bank and Medicare showing institutions letterhead or stamp.

Or

One of these documents that is no more than two years old:

  • water rates, council rates or land evaluation notice
  • electoral enrolment card or other evidence of enrolment
  • Armed services discharge papers
  • current Victorian Driving Authority photo identity card.

Category C documents - Address change

You will need one of the following documents if your Victorian residential address is not shown or is different on your Category A or Category B evidence documents:

  • contract of sale, lease, or rental document that shows your current address
  • current renewal notice for a driver licence or vehicle registration
  • Australian Taxation Office Assessment (last or current financial year)
  • a different Category A or Category B document that shows your current address.

If you still cannot establish evidence of your Victorian residence, you must provide a referee statement which must:

  • be signed by a Victorian driver licence holder who has known you for 12 months or more, and includes the referee's name, licence number and signature.
    This statement can be made on the learner permit or licence application form.

Category D documents - Name change

You will need one of the following documents if your name is different on the Category A and Category B evidence documents.

  • Marriage certificate issued by a Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Australia.
  • Divorce papers (showing the name being reverted to).
  • Deed Poll (issued prior to November 1986 in Victoria).
  • Change of name Certificate (issued on and after November 1986 in Victoria).

Identity documents for a company

If a vehicle is to be registered to a Company, one of the following is required:

  • Australian Company Number (ACN)
    • When it is registered, every Australian company receives a unique nine digit identifying number known as the Australian Company Number.
      The number must appear on every public document issued, signed or published by, or on behalf of, the company* or
  • Certificate of Registration
    • As well as an ACN, ASIC issues every registered company with a Certificate of Registration, or
  • Certificate of Incorporation.

* An Australian Business Number (ABN) is different to an ACN.

ABN is a unique eleven-digit number for use in business dealings with the Australian Taxation Office and for dealings with other government agencies.

Registered companies and business entities carrying on business in Australia can apply for an ABN.

Note: Australian Business Numbers (ABNs) are not acceptable proof that a body is an incorporated body.

To act on behalf of a company

You must provide:

  • a Category A or B evidence of identity document
  • an original letter of authority from the company director or company on incorporated letterhead.
    It should include the following information:
    • full company name and address on letterhead
    • Australian Company Number (ACN) or Certificate of Incorporation
    • name of person acting on behalf of the company
    • list of activities that can be performed on behalf of the company (eg, renew registration).

An Authority to Act as an Agent form [PDF 253 Kb] (External link) is acceptable if a company does not have letterhead.

The following activities cannot be done on behalf of someone else:

  • take a test
  • buy a work diary
  • have a photo taken

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