New drivers

Steps to getting your driver's licence

Getting a driver's licence involves gradually progressing through a series of stages until you are ready to graduate to a full driver's licence.

It involves:

  1. booking and passing a licence theory test
  2. a learner's permit
  3. completing compulsory driving hours during the learner's permit stage
  4. booking and passing a compulsory hazard perception test
  5. P1 provisional licence for one year
  6. P2 provisional licence for two years
  7. graduating to a full driver's licence.

Tests can be completed at Service SA customer service centres between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm on Wednesdays (except public holidays).

Bookings are essential for all centres and payment must be made at the time of booking - phone 13 10 84.

The My Licence website has detailed information about driver's licences including the licence theory test, learner's permits, the hazard perception test, provisional licences, high-powered vehicles and more.

Related information

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Driver's licence and permit fees

Other websites


Application form - South Australian learner's permit

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