You must be at least 16 years of age to do a theory test and apply for your learner's permit.

Steps to getting a learner's permit

1. Prepare for a theory test

Use MyLicence to:

2. Book a theory test

To book, phone Service SA on 13 10 84.

  • Tests can be taken at any Service SA customer service centre except Regency Park and Mile End.
  • Bookings can't be made more than 90 days in advance.
  • Pay the $38 fee to do the learner's theory test.

Booking times

Monday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Marion and Elizabeth centres until 5:00 pm)
Tuesday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Marion and Elizabeth centres until 5:00 pm)
Wednesday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (Marion and Elizabeth centres until 5:00 pm)
Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Marion and Elizabeth centres until 5:00 pm)
Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Marion and Elizabeth centres until 5:00 pm)

3. Attend a Service SA customer service centre

Attend the SA customer service centre you've booked for a theory test. Take with you:

At the customer service centre you'll:

  • have your photograph taken
  • successfully complete the theory test:
    • pay the learner's permit fee of $68
    • get a temporary learner's permit.

You will also receive a permit in the post within 21 days.

What happens next

While learning you must gain at least 75 hours of supervised driving experience, including 15 hours at night, over 12 months. This must be recorded in a log book.

You must hold a learner's permit for:

  • at least 12 months if you are under 25
  • at least 6 months if you are 25 or over.

You can then apply for your provisional licence.

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, phone or visit a customer service centre instead.

Enquire now


Call Service SA between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays:

In person

Service SA Customer Service Centre locations and opening hours.

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