Prepare to Pass

Licence System

Step-by-step Permit to Licence system in South Australia is the regulated means of attaining the full driver licence. The procedure includes the following. After passing the Theory Test, then a minimum of 75 hours driving experience with a qualified supervising driver while in the Learner Permit stage. Drivers will also need to satisfy the compulsory Hazard Perception Test to move from a Learners Permit also to P1. Once passing Driving Assessment you step up to the next phase of a two-stage Provisional Licence with P1 and P2 Licencing. This becomes an incentive for drivers whom are adhering to the Road rules, and penalizes those which do not.
Step 1
Learner’s Permit
  • At 16 years of age and above.
  • Satisfactorily Undertake A Theory Test.
  • Pass Hazard Perception Test.
Step 2
P1 Provisional Licence
  • At the age of 17 years and older.
  • Having held a Learner’s Permit for a minimum of 12 months.
  • Undertake a minimum of 75 hours (which also includes at least 15 hours of night driving) with Qualified supervising driver.
  • Successfully pass a VORT Test or also known as a Vehicle On Road Test or successfully  undertake and complete a Competency Based Training (CBT) course.
Step 3
P2 Provisional Licence
  • Minimum of 18 years of age plus.
  • Achieve and pass by successfully undertaking a Hazard Perception Test.
  • Complete and competently pass driver awareness course if incurred loss of one, two or three demerit points and would like to move forwards after 12 months or maintain a Provisional 1 licence for 2 years.
Step 4
Fully Licenced Driver
  • 19 years and over (20 years plus, if one to three demerit points were previously received)
  • Hold provisional licence continuously for minimum of two years including six months on P2.