How to get your Ls

If you’re 16 or older and live in Victoria, you can apply to get your car learner permit.

Book an appointment to take a learner permit knowledge test

Please note: If you’re converting your overseas license, check to see what you need to do before getting your Ls.

To apply you’ll need to:

  1. Study for the learner permit knowledge test
  2. Book and pay for the learner permit knowledge test
  3. Fill out a learner permit application form
  4. Take the knowledge test and an eyesight test
  5. Pay for your learner permit card.

The car learner permit knowledge test has 32 questions which you’ll answer on a computer at a VicRoads Customer Service Centre. You’ll need to get at least 25 questions right (78%) to pass. A pass result is valid for 12 months. 

The test is available in the following 14 languages (screen test and audio): 

Albanian, Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese (Mandarin), English, Macedonian, Persian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Contact us if you would like to take the test in a language other than those listed above.

The learner permit knowledge test is based on all four chapters of the Road to Solo Driving handbook. 

Once you have studied the handbook, take the online car practice test to check your knowledge.

If you’re 16 and live in Victoria, you can book your learner knowledge test.

Book your learner permit knowledge test online and pay the fee (pay by VISA or MasterCard only).

Alternatively, you can:

* A card payment fee applies 

Changing or cancelling your appointment

Only the appointment holder can change or cancel the appointment. If you want to change your appointment you’ll need to pay an additional appointment fee. The learner permit knowledge test fee can be transferred to a new time (or refunded if the test is cancelled) if at least 24 hours notice is given.

Failure to provide at least 24 hours notice will result in you losing your appointment and test fees. No refund will be provided.

Appointments can be changed by:
* A card payment fee applies

Do you have a medical condition?

If you’ve got a medical condition(s) or take prescribed medications, which may affect your ability to drive, you’ll need to provide the relevant medical report(s) to our Medical Review team before making an appointment to take your learner permit test.

If you’re not sure if you need a medical report visit medical conditions and driving or alternatively call VicRoads on 13 11 71 if you require further assistance.


Download, fill in and print out the licence or learner permit application form [PDF 118 Kb].

Don’t sign the form. 

Bring the form with you to your test.
Arrive at the VicRoads Customer Service Centre, where you booked your test, 10 minutes before your appointment time. 

If you’re more than five minutes late for your appointment, you’ll be required to rebook for the next available timeslot and pay another appointment fee.

You’ll need to bring with you:
You can’t take the test if you don’t bring these documents with you.

The knowledge test takes 10-30 minutes.

Your eyesight will be also tested. The eyesight test takes about 5 minutes.

If you pass the knowledge and eyesight tests, you’re eligible for your Ls. Well done!

Once you pass your test you’ll need to pay for your learner permit card at the VicRoads Customer Service Centre. We’ll take a photo of you for your learner permit card. Your card will be sent to your postal address within 15 working days.  

You’ll receive a receipt for your learner permit. Use this receipt as proof you can drive until you receive your learner permit card in the mail.

Get your learner kit

This kit is available free of charge to all learner drivers who get their learner permit for the first time. See our learner handbooks page for more information. The learner kit outlines the roles and responsibilities for both learning and supervising drivers. It also contains the learner log book.

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