Motorist's Benefit Package and Safe Driver Discount

Learn more about how the Victorian Government is helping to reduce financial barriers for Victorian drivers.

Victorian drivers can access a motorist's benefit package to reduce licensing costs and reward safe behaviour behind the wheel.

The following benefits are available to all new Victorian drivers:

  • Free first attempt of an online Learner Permit Test and Hazard Perception Test.
  • Free first issue of a car learner permit, motorcycle learner permit and probationary licence (car or motorcycle).

Fees remain for in-person learner permit tests, licence testing and appointments.

Refer to the table below for a summary of changes.

A summary of fees waived under the Motorist's Benefit Package

  Learner Permit Test Online Learner Permit Test In-person Probationary licence
Eligibility Car Car, motorcycle Car, motorcycle
Fees waived
  • Learner Permit Test Online - $26.40
  • Learner Permit issue - $27.00
  • Learner Permit first issue (car/motorcycle) - $27.00
  • Hazard Perception Test Online - $20.20
  • Probationary licence first issue (car/motorcycle) - $88.90-$118.50
Fees still applicable
  • Licence verification appointment (overseas licence holders) - $20.40* 
  • In-person Learner Permit Test - $46.40
  • Motorcycle learner test (individual training providers) 
  • In-person Hazard Perception Test - $40.60
  • Drive Test - $69.40

* Only overseas licence holders who have completed the Learner Permit Test Online require a licence verification appointment before having a learner permit issued, or sitting any further tests.

The Safe Driver Discount

The Victorian Government is committed to improving road safety for all Victorians. The Safe Driver Discount rewards good driving behaviour to drivers who demonstrate safe driving behaviours behind the wheel.

Eligible full licence holders (car, motorcycle and heavy vehicle) will receive a 25 per cent discount on their renewal.

To be eligible for the Safe Driver Discount you must have:

  • held a Victorian licence for at least 39 months and 1 day and
  • not incurred any demerit points or committed any serious road offences for the 3-year period that ends 3 months before your licence expires.

The discount was introduced for driver licence renewals expiring from 13 November 2022 onwards.

Free Licence Scheme

Probationary car drivers who are under 25 years of age and have completed their probationary period can receive a free 3-year full driver licence. To be eligible you must have completed a 4-year Victorian probationary licence period without incurring any traffic related offences.

See Free Licence Scheme to learn more.

Where can I learn more about the online tests? 

To learn more about our online tests see The Learner Permit Test Online or The Hazard Perception Test.

Are there any benefits for Victorian drivers who already have their licence?

Full licence holders (Car, motorcycle and heavy vehicle) also benefit from the Safe Driver Discount by receiving a 25% discount off their next licence renewal if they have not incurred demerit points or committed road safety offences in the three year period that ends three months before their licence expiry date. 

What is the Safe Driver Discount?

Road safety isn't just about penalising it’s also about properly rewarding those who do the right thing. The Safe Driver Discount rewards drivers who have demonstrated good driving behaviour on our roads.  

What type of offences will make me ineligible for the Safe Driver Discount?

See traffic related offences and free licence eligibility.

What if I incur demerit points or commit a road safety offence after my licence renewal (including the 25% discount) is issued?

If your licence renewal has been generated and sent to you, your eligibility will remain unchanged even if you commit a road safety offence or incur demerit points after the renewal was issued. 

If my learner permit or probationary licence is lost, stolen, damaged etc, will my replacement be free?

No. If your learner permit or probationary licence is lost, stolen or damaged you'll need to pay the replacement fee of $26.40. See driver licence and learner permit fees.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  

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