How to get your Ls

Having your learner permit (Ls) means you're allowed to drive a car on the road with a supervising driver. Follow the steps below to find out how to get your Ls in Victoria.

How to get your learner permit in Victoria

Having your learner permit (Ls) means you're allowed to drive a car on the road with a supervising driver. The first step to getting your licence in Victoria is to complete and pass the Learner Permit Test.

Eligibility

To be issued with a learner permit you must be 16 years of age or older and;

Taking the test

You can now take the test online or in-person.

The Learner Permit Test Online

The Learner Permit Test Online is an interactive 4-6 hour online course that teaches you about the road rules in Victoria and how to develop safe driving skills. You’ll need to pass the final assessment at the end of the course to apply for your learner permit.

You can enrol in the course when at 15 years and 11 months, however you will only be issued with a learner permit when you're 16 years of age or older.

The online course is currently available in English only. If you require interpreter services, you can still make an appointment to sit the Learner Permit Test In-person at VicRoads Customer Service Centre.

Take the Learner Permit Test Online

The Learner Permit Test In-Person

Taking the Learner Permit Test In-person means you’ll need to make an appointment to visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre to take the test.

You can take the test in-person if you:

  • speak a language other than English or require an interpreter
  • don’t have access to a computer or internet
  • have a hearing or vision impairment or
  • prefer to take the test in-person.

Available languages

The Learner Permit Test In-Person is available in these languages: 

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

Take the Learner Permit Test In-person

Overseas licence holders and licence verification

If you’re taking the Learner Permit Test to convert your overseas licence you’ll need to provide documents to verify your licence when you visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre.

If you complete the Learner Permit Test Online (LPTO) and you’re from a non-recognised country or you’re from a country where your driver experience is recognised and you’re under 25 years old and want to take the Hazard Perception Test Online, you’ll need to book an overseas licence verification appointment before you can register. 

If you take the Learner Permit Test In-person, you’ll need to bring your verification documents with you to this appointment. 

Bring your current overseas driver licence or learner permit in English. If this isn’t in English, you’ll need an English translation or an international driving permit issued in the same country as your overseas driver licence. 

If you don’t have your overseas licence or learner permit, you’ll need to bring a letter from:

  • Your country’s driver licensing authority confirming your overseas licence or learner permit details or
  • Your country’s consulate or embassy in Australia advising that they have confirmed your overseas licence or learner permit with your country’s licensing authority.

To learn more about converting your licence or permit go to Convert your overseas licence or permit.

Interstate licence or permit holders

If you have an interstate licence or permit go to Driving with an interstate licence or permit for more information on what you need to do.

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