The road rules are a framework for the safe and efficient movement of traffic on NSW roads.

The Road User Handbook provides practical information on NSW road rules including:

  • licence requirements
  • safe driving behaviour
  • sharing with other road users
  • road lanes, lines and markings
  • parking
  • warnings and road hazards
  • vehicle registration
  • penalties and fines for driving offences.

The handbook is essential reading for anyone learning to drive, or upgrading a licence and prepares you for the Driver Knowledge Test.

It is also a good way for experienced drivers to keep up to date with changes to road rules, and is informative for interstate or overseas visitors who want to drive in NSW.

Read the Road User Handbook online or purchase a copy from your local Service NSW Centre.

If you need the Road User Handbook in other languages, you can access road rules and safety information in 66 languages using the language translation function provided on the website.


Road User Handbook – PDF. This document is also available in the following languages:

Last updated: 13 February 2024