Apply for a provisional licence
Who is this for
People aged at least 17 years applying for a South Australian provisional licence.
What you'll need
To apply for your provisional licence you must have:
- held a learner's permit for at least 12 months, if you're aged between 17and 24
- completed 75 hours of supervised driving, including 15 hours night driving
- passed a practical driving test
- passed the hazard perception test
If you are 25 or older, you must have your learner's permit for at least six months.
Practical driving test
To progress to your provisional licence you must do either of these:
- pass a practical driving test with a qualified driving instructor that you have booked at least three days ahead
- complete a competency based training course with a qualified driving instructor, who will assess your competency in a series of practical driving sessions.
A fee is payable to the driving instructor for either the practical driving test or competency based training.
Once you have completed the practical driving test or competency based training, you'll get a certificate of competency.
Hazard perception test
You must pass a hazard perception test before you can apply for your provisional licence.
Study the South Australian road rules and regulations before you attempt the test. You can practice the hazard perception test online.
Booking a test
To book a hazard perception test, call Service SA on 13 10 84 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
Tests can be taken at any Service SA customer service centre, except Regency Park and Mile End.
Payment for the test must be made at the time of booking.
How to apply
Once you have passed a hazard perception test, present your:
- learner's permit
- logbook showing 75 hours of driving completed
- certificate of competency
- a completed application form
to a Service SA customer service centre. A temporary licence will be issued.
What happens next
Your photo provisional licence will be posted to you and is valid for three years, P1 for one year and P2 for two years.
P1 conditions apply for a minimum of 12 months before you may progress to a P2 licence. If you're eligible, the transition to a P2 licence will be automatic once the 12 month P1 period is completed. You will be on P2 conditions for the remaining period of your provisional licence.
An application to renew your licence without provisional conditions will be posted to you four to six weeks before your P2 licence expires.
Contact Service SA
Only send general enquiries online. Service SA will respond within three working days.
If the matter is urgent or is specifically about your current licence or registration, please phone or visit a customer service centre instead.
Call Service SA Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays on:
Service SA Customer Service Centre locations and opening hours.