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. The course will be available to all customers mid-2021.

About the Learner Permit Test Online

The Learner Permit Test Online (LPTO) is a new way to get your learner permit. It includes both a course and assessment focused on road safety, safe driving behaviours and key Victorian road rules. Access is currently by invitation only and will be available to everyone from mid-2021.

How is this different from the current in-person test? 

  • The LPTO is a 4-6-hour interactive course and assessment you can complete at your own pace, online.
  • The course content includes text, videos, graphics and interactive quizzes to check your learning throughout. 
  • You’ll only need to visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre after you successfully complete the course and assessment to have your photo taken, verify your identity, take the eyesight test, and pay for your learner permit card.
  • You’ll get 12 months from when you enrol, to complete the course and final assessment.
  • The in-person test is still available if you want to take the test in a language other than English; don’t have access to a computer or device; or if you prefer to take the test in-person.

What will I need to take the LPTO? 

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When will the course be available?

Access to the course will initially be by invitation only

From mid-April 2021, the Learner Permit Test Online will be available to a limited number of applicants with existing appointments at select VicRoads Customer Service Centres in the Eastern rural region of Victoria. 

From early May, the course will then be available for eligible applicants with existing appointments at select rural  and metropolitan VicRoads Customer Service Centres. Access will be by invitation only, so please do not contact us to apply as we’ll be contacting applicants directly.

I wasn’t invited to complete the course in April. When can I enrol?

The Learner Permit Test Online will be available from late June 2021. Sign up to a myVicRoads account to stay updated.

Who can enrol into the LPTO when it’s available?

To be eligible to enrol in 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 Victorian learner permit.
Does the Learner Permit Test Online replace the in-person test?

No. To get your learner permit in Victoria you’ll need to complete either the online or in-person test. You can still take the in-person test at a VicRoads Customer Service centre if you:

Go to How to Get Your Ls to learn more.

Does the Learner Permit Test Online cost the same as taking the test at the Customer Service Centre?

No. The fee to enrol in the LPTO is $24.60. Taking the test at a Customer Service Centre includes the course fee of $24.60 as well as an appointment fee of $19.00.

See Driver licence and learner permit fees for more information.

Will I have to pay a fee each time if I’m unsuccessful passing the final test?

No, you’ll only need to pay the fee to enrol in the Learner Permit Test Online once. The course will be available for you to access for 12 months from the date you enrol.

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

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

Will I still need to make an appointment to visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre?

No. You won’t need to make an appointment when you complete the course.

You’ll only need to visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre after you successfully complete the course and assessment to have your photo taken, verify your identity, take the eyesight test, and pay for your learner permit card. There is no appointment fee required when taking the LPTO.

If I have an overseas licence or permit, will I be able to take the Learner Permit Test Online?

Yes. If you’re an overseas learner permit or licence holder you’ll be able to enrol and complete the course and assessment online, however the LPTO will be available in English only.

You’ll still be required to make an appointment to visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre after you complete the course and assessment for overseas licence or learner permit verification, have your identity verified, take an eyesight test, provide a printed version of your learner permit application form, and proceed to booking a Hazard Perception Test and Drive Test.

How long will I get to complete the LPTO after I enrol?

You’ll get 12 months from when you enrol to complete the course and assessment online.

You’ll have one attempt to pass the final assessment per day. If you you’re unsuccessful passing the assessment, you’ll need to wait 12 hours to try again. 

Will I still need to read The Road to Solo Driving handbook to prepare? 

No, you’re not required to read The Road to Solo Driving handbook to complete the online course and assessment as the course content will include all the training material required for you to take the final assessment.

Can I take the Learner Permit Test Online if I’ve already got an appointment to take the test at a Customer Service Centre? If I cancel, will my test fee be transferred across to pay for the online test fee? 
Yes, you can enrol into the Learner Permit Test Online if you’re waiting to take the test at a Customer Service Centre. You can seek a partial refund of your in-person test fee if you provide 24 hours notice of cancellation. You will need to pay all fees for the Learner Permit Test Online when enrolling. 
Will Overseas licence and learner permit holders be able to take the LPTO?
If you need to take a learner permit test as part of your overseas licence conversion you can take the test either online or in-person as above.

Go to convert my overseas licence or permit to understand what steps you need to take.

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