The Learner Permit Test Online

The Learner Permit Test Online is a new interactive course and assessment you can take to get your Ls in Victoria. Enrol using your myVicRoads account and start the course today!

What’s the Learner Permit Test Online?

The Learner Permit Test Online is a 4-6-hour interactive course and assessment that teaches you about the road rules to follow when driving in Victoria and important ways you can develop safe driving behaviours. You can self-enrol and complete the course at your own pace online using any compatible device. 

Check your eligibility to enrol

To enrol for the Learner Permit Test Online, you must:

  • be at least 15 years 11 months of age
  • be a Victorian resident
  • be medically fit to drive and
  • not be disqualified from getting a learner permit for more than 12 months from the date of enrolment.

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

What you need to enrol

Once you enrol, you’ll have 12 months to finish the course.

After you pass the assessment, you’ll need to visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre to apply for your learner permit, provide evidence of your identity and pay for your learner permit card if required. You can only be issued with your learner permit when you're 16 years of age or older.

You need to complete your visit and the above tasks before you receive your learner permit and can start your 120 hours of supervised driving

How to enrol

To enrol, sign into your myVicRoads account. After you enrol and pay the course fee, you’ll be able to launch the course from your dashboard.

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Once you’ve successfully passed the online course and assessment and you're at least 16 years or older, you’ll need to visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre to: 

  • apply for your learner permit
  • provide evidence of your identity 
  • complete an eyesight test
  • pay the fee for your learner permit and
  • have your photo taken.

You don’t need an appointment for your visit.

Remember, you need to complete your visit and the above tasks before you receive your learner permit and can start your 120 hours of supervised driving.

Overseas licence holders and licence verification

If you don’t need to get a learner permit, you won’t need to visit a Customer Service Centre after you complete the Learner Permit Test Online. 

We can verify your overseas licence when you visit us to take your Hazard Perception Test

Go to Overseas driver licences and permits for more information.

What to bring to your visit

For your visit you’ll need to bring:

  • your unsigned learner permit application form that you can download and print from your myVicRoads account,
  • one 'Category A' evidence of identity document (e.g. Australian birth certificate or passport)
  • one 'Category B' evidence of identity document (e.g. Australian bank statement, student ID or Medicare card) 
  • evidence of your current address (if your current address isn’t shown on the Category A or B evidence)
  • glasses or contact lenses (if required for the eyesight test)
  • overseas driver licence (or learner permit) verification documents if applicable.

If you don’t bring these documents, you won’t be able to get your learner permit.

Pay for your learner permit card

During your visit, you’ll need to pay the fee for your learner permit card and have your photo taken. 

Your learner permit card will be mailed to your postal address and takes about 10 business days to arrive. Until then, you’ll get a temporary learner permit as a 'receipt of proof' that you have your learner permit. Make sure you’re carrying it at all times when driving with your supervising driver.

What will I learn in the LPTO?

The LPTO is a competency-based course focusing on road safety topics (Safe systems, Vehicles, Speed, Routes, Drink and drug driving, Seatbelts, Fatigue, Distractions) and road rule topics (Parking, Hazardous situations, Giving way, Road Signs, Road Markings, Licence Sanctions, Sharing the road with others).

I’ve completed the Learner Permit Test Online, can I visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre to get my permit? 

Congratulations for passing the test! To complete the process for getting your learner permit, you’ll be need to visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre. No prior booking or appointment is required. Don’t forget to download and print your unsigned learner application from your myVicRoads account. 

What if I already hold an overseas licence?

If you’re taking the Learner Permit Test Online as part of your overseas licence (or learner permit) conversion go to Convert my overseas licence or permit.

If you don’t need to get a learner permit, you won’t need to visit a Customer Service Centre after you complete the Learner Permit Test Online. We can verify your overseas licence when you visit us to take your Hazard Perception Test

Do I need to study the Road to Solo Driving Handbook for the LPTO?

No, you don’t need any prior knowledge before beginning the online course. Completing the course will teach you all you need to know about the road rules and safe driving behaviours to prepare you for the final assessment.

Who can help me complete the course and assessment?

Your supervising driver, parents, family, or friends can participate in your road safety learning experience and provide additional support for you to complete the course if you need. However, you must attempt the final assessment by yourself without the help of others.

I was unsuccessful passing the test at a Customer Service Centre, can I still take the Learner Permit Test Online? 

Yes, if you’ve been unsuccessful passing the test at a Customer Service Centre, you’ll still have the option to take the Learner Permit Test Online through your myVicRoads account. You’ll need to complete the course to progress to the final assessment.If you decide to enrol in the Learner Permit Test Online, you’ll need to pay the course fee of $24.90 again.

How will I know if I’ve passed? Will I find out straight away?

When you complete the course and assessment online, you’ll get your results straight away. You'll see a notification on your myVicRoads dashboard when you've passed. You’ll also receive an email confirming that you've been successful passing the final assessment.

How many attempts do I get to complete the course? 

There are no limits to the attempts you’ll get to complete the course. However, you’ll be given 12 months from when you enrol to complete both the course and assessment. 

Why do I have to pay an appointment fee for the test in-person but not when visiting a VicRoads Customer Service Centre if I complete the course online?

Appointments for in-person tests are necessary to ensure computer and staff availability to complete your appointment. The appointment fee covers the costs associated with these resources.

What payment methods are available to pay the course fee online? 

The course fee of $24.90 can be paid online using either Mastercard or Visa. Please note, a card payment fee applies when using VISA or Mastercard.

What if I have a medical condition or injury?

If you have an illness, disability, medical condition, injury or are undertaking medical treatment that affects your ability to drive, you’ll need to get medical report(s) for our Medical Review team before you can get your learner permit.

For more information, visit medical conditions and driving or call us on 13 11 71.

Can I take the Learner Permit Test Online if I’ve already got an appointment to take the test at a Customer Service Centre? Will I get a refund of fees?

If you’re waiting to take the test at a Customer Service Centre, you can still enrol in the Learner Permit Test Online.

If you decide to enrol in the Learner Permit Test Online, you’ll need to pay the course fee of $24.90 again. Your existing test fee for your in-person test is refundable if you cancel with more than 24hrs notice, however the $19 appointment booking fee is not refundable. 

What if I had an appointment booked to take the in-person test before the Learner Permit Test Online was available?

If you decide to enrol in the Learner Permit Test Online after 7 June 2021, and you’d already paid for an in-person test before the online test was available, we’ll waive the cost of your learner permit card when you visit a Customer Service Centre after completing the online test. The staff at the Customer Service Centre will check your waiver eligibility and provide you with more information when you visit.

If you've chosen to do the test online and your original appointment hasn't already been cancelled as a result of circuit breaker restrictions, make sure you let us know when you visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre.

My Learner Permit Test was suspended because of circuit breaker restrictions, can I take the online course instead? 

Yes. If your appointment was suspended because of the circuit breaker restrictions, you would have received an invite to complete the test online. Follow the steps above to get started. 

I’m required to complete the Learner Permit Test for relicensing purposes. Can I do the online course?

You'll need to sit the Learners Permit Test In-person for the purposes of re-licensing.

Visit Getting your licence back for more information on the next steps you need to take for your relicensing requirements visit. 

What set up do I need to take the Learner Permit Test Online?

To take the Learner Permit Test Online you’ll need a myVicRoads account, internet connection and a computer or compatible device

If you don’t have access to a compatible device, you can take the Learner Permit Test In-person

If I lose internet connection or my screen freezes when completing the course or assessment, will I have to start all over again?

If internet connection is lost or your screen freezes, when you’re completing one of the topics or sub-topics in the course, you’ll need to start that section again. Your progress is only saved when you complete the learning in each section. If this happens when completing the assessment, you’ll need to start the final assessment again. This needs to be attempted in one sitting so please make sure you have enough time to complete it.

I've completed the course. Why can't I access the final assessment? 

Make sure you've completed all three sections (Your Driving Attitude, Signs and Rules and Sharing the Road with others) and that you have earned the key for each section. You need to successfully complete the Challenge for each section to earn the key.

Alternatively, if you attempted the final assessment and were unsuccessful, you'll be locked out for 6 hours. The time and date you can access the assessment is displayed at the bottom of the home page.

Can I stop the course and continue later?

Yes. If you want to stop mid-way through the course, your progress will be saved but only when you’re completing the learning content. You can also continue learning on a different device if you login with your details. When completing quizzes, we recommend you complete this before attempting to leave the course. Your progress may be lost if you leave part way through. The final assessment must be completed in one sitting.

Is there a way I can print out or download the course?

No, you won’t be able to print out or download a version of the course.

Who can I contact if I have technical issues with the Learner Permit Test Online?

If you're having trouble launching the course, first check that you have pop-ups enabled as the course will open in a new tab.

If you encounter any technical issues when taking the online course you can contact 1300 370 734 or email [email protected]

Need more help?

If you encounter any technical issues when taking the online course you can contact 1300 370 734 or email [email protected]

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