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ACT's Graduated Licence Scheme

From 1 January 2020, the Graduated Licence Scheme was introduced in the ACT.

Required driving hours for learners:

  • If you are under 25 when you are issued with your learner licence you must undertake a minimum of 100 supervised driving hours, including a minimum of 10 hours at night-time.
  • If you are 25 or older when issued with your learner licence you must undertake a minimum of 50  supervised driving hours, including a minimum of 5 hours at night-time.

Introduction of a Mandatory Hazard Perception Test:

  • The Hazard Perception Test is an online assessment requiring learner drivers to identify and indicate a suitable risk mitigation strategy for potential road hazards within video clips.
  • Once you have held your learner licence for 3 months you can attempt the Hazard Perception Test.
  • All learner drivers are required to successfully complete the HPT prior to undertaking a driving assessment to gain their ACT Provisional Driver Licence.

Introduction of a two staged provisional licence:

  • P1 - A red P plate for the first 12 months with a late night peer passenger restriction - 1 peer aged passenger between the hours of 11pm and 5am. A peer aged passenger is someone that is not a family member who is aged between 16 and 22 years of age.
  • P2 - A green P plate for the remaining 2 years.  If you are 25 or older when you are issued with your provisional licenc, you will be a P2 for the entire three year provisional licence period.

Reduced demerit point threshold for learner drivers from 12 points to 4 points.

Changes to NSW Learner & Provisional Licence

From 20 November 2017, new rules will take effect in relation to NSW learner and provisional one and two drivers. The following rules will be enforced:

NSW Learner drivers will have to pass a Hazard Perception test before progressing to their provisional one licence;


Provisional one drivers will no longer have to pass the Hazard Perception test to progress to Provisional two licence. However, you must pass the Hazard Perception Test before you are issued with your provisional one licence, and must hold your provisional one licence for at least 12 months, then you can apply for your provisional two licence without taking a test;


Provisional two drivers will no longer need to pass the Driver Qualification Test to progress to an unrestricted licence; and 

Each time a Provisional two driver receives a suspended driver’s licence they will gain a six months increase (each time) which means, they will remain on their Provisional 2 licence. 


Please note: the above rules will ONLY apply to individuals who receive their learner licence AFTER 20 November 2017. If you have obtained your licence prior to this date, the current driver scheme will remain effective. 


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NSW laws have changed....when is the right time to call the police after an accident??

Did you know the NSW road rules have changed!!!
blog photo - car crash

Police will only be required to attend and investigate crashes if they meet one or more of three criteria:

1. Where a person is killed or injured;
2. Parties fail to exchange particulars;
3. A driver appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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