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Driver testing and COVID-19

In response to the latest health advice and risks associated with COVID-19, the following changes have been made:

  • Driver testing reopened across the state on 1 July 2020. Bookings can be made online, via phone or in person.
    Prior to sitting the driving test, applicants will have their temperature taken using an infrared hand-held thermometer.
    • Note: Service NSW is experiencing a high demand for this service and hired an additional 50 driver testers across the state to increase the number of tests available to customers. Due to the high volume of requests, tests may book out quicker than usual, we are continuing to monitor the service and are releasing new bookings regularly.
  • Computer-based knowledge test (DKT, HPT) applicants are required to wear masks when undertaking their test at the testing terminal.

If you'd like more detailed information, visit Driver testing and COVID-19.

Introduction

To progress to a full licence through the NSW driver/rider graduated licensing scheme, you need to pass various tests at each stage, including: 

  • driver/rider knowledge test
  • hazard perception test
  • driving practical test.

You can book these tests online.

Check the eligibility requirements before you book, as each of the tests has different requirements.

Eligibility

  • You can sit a driver licence test when you've completed all the requirements specific to the test you choose.
  • Prepare for your driving tests by downloading handbooks and checking your skills and knowledge on practice tests.
  • To drive a heavy vehicle, you'll need the appropriate class of licence. For your heavy vehicle driving test, you'll need to meet load requirements
  • If you have logged your hours via a log book app, you need to submit your hours through the app at least 48 hours before your driving test.

Contact a motorcycle rider training provider if you'd like to book:

  • pre-learner rider training/testing in a declared area.

Contact a service centre if you'd like to book any of the following:

  • motorcycle tests in non-declared areas
  • aged, deaf and disabled driving and riding tests
  • instructor, and instructor taking impart knowledge tests
  • short manual driving test
  • interpreter-assisted tests.

For more information on the NSW graduated licensing system, visit Getting a Licence on the Transport for NSW (TfNSW) website.

What you need

  • an account with Online Services
  • your driver licence number, Photo Card, or​ TfNSW customer number (for all bookings except the driver knowledge test)
  • your payment.

How to book

  1. Select the 'Book online' button.
  2. Select 'Your details (existing Transport customer)' or 'First time customer' or 'Log in'.
  3. Enter your details and select 'Continue'.
  4. Choose a test.
  5. Choose a location.
  6. Choose a date and time.
  7. Enter payment details.
  8. Confirm and pay.
  9. View, print or email your confirmation.

More information

  • If you fail your driving test, the examiner will explain to you why you failed in the particular area/s.
  • You can take the test as many times as you like, but you must pay each time, and allow 7 days between tests.
  • If your vehicle has an airbag affected by the Takata airbag recall, you’ll need to have this replaced before your test, otherwise, your driver test won’t take place. Check online if your vehicle is affected.  

Service NSW and TfNSW are aware of a Third Party website offering to book licence tests online. In addition to the fee charged by TfNSW, this site charges additional fees to book a test. Customers should note that TfNSW and Service NSW do not have any connection with other websites or services, and are limited in the assistance that can be provided if customers experience difficulties booking through Third Party websites. If you'd like to book a driver or licence test we recommend that you use the online test booking service provided by Online Services.

Payment methods

You can review transaction payment options on our payment methods page.

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