Changes to the Western Australian Driver's Licence Application Process

The Department of Transport has announced changes to the Western Australian Driver's Licence Application Process. 

The Department of Transport (DoT) is improving the process to obtain a provisional licence which will better prepare applicants – resulting in safer novice drivers. From 9 October 2017 the Department of Transport  will introduce a change to the process which will require applicants to complete the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) before the Practical Driving Assessment (PDA). In addition, applicants must be 17 years of age or older and have completed 50 hours of supervised driving, including five hours of supervised night time driving, before being eligible to attempt the PDA.

Current learner’s permit holders who complete the PDA, Log Book and HPT before 9 October 2017 will not be required to meet the new process requirements.

Visit the Department of Transport's website to learn more about these new changes.

Read the media statement from Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA, Minister for Transport.

(Image has been used with permission from the Department of Transport.)

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