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On Wednesday 1 July, Service NSW re-opened driver testing bookings to all customers across the state. You will be able to book online, by phone or in person from this date.

As driver testing was closed for 3 months, we are experiencing a high demand for the service. To manage this, we've increased the number of tests available and will continue to take the necessary steps to minimise any delay.

COVID safe driver testing

When you attend a service centre for your driving test, you'll be required to sign the following documents to confirm that you are well enough to undertake the driving test:

We recommend that you download and read both of the documents before you attend and have them ready to sign and be witnessed when you visit the service centre. Alternatively, you should arrive early before your test so that you can read and complete the documents at the service centre. The documents will also be available at the service centre.

In addition, prior to the driving test, one of our staff members will take your temperature using an infrared hand-held thermometer.

To ensure the safety of our customers and teams, social distancing practices are implemented in our centres – accompanying family or friends may be asked to wait outside.

Driver assessors

Assessors will:

  • wear protective face masks and/or face shields when conducting a driver test with a vulnerable candidate
  • provide their own seat cover
  • reduce the duration of a test and immediately return to the service centre if a candidate is deemed as having failed their test.

Computer-based driver knowledge tests

If you're sitting a Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) or the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) at a Service NSW service centre, you're required to wear a mask when undertaking the test at the testing terminal.

If you don't have your own mask, the service centre will supply you with a disposable one.

Interstate and overseas driver licence holders

If you hold a current interstate or overseas licence, and:

  • have lived in NSW continuously for more than 3 months, and
  • the 3-month period to transfer to a NSW licence expired on or after 27 March,

you now have until 30 September 2020 to convert to a NSW licence.