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PRACTICAL DRIVING TEST

 

 

Practical Driving Test use School Car

A$199

pickup included in upto 40 minutes lesson and drop off after test

 

 

 

Practical Driving Test use School Car

A$129

meet at TMR CSC for test only, not pickup drop off service

 

 

 

Practical Driving Test Booking Fees

A$71

Week Day Test

 

Booking Fee A$61.25 + Service and Surcharge A$9.75

 

 

 

Practical Driving Test Booking Fees

A$71

Saturday Test (Greenslopes or Logan City)

 

Booking Fee A$61.25 + Service and Surcharge A$9.75

 

 

 

 

Book online yourself without service charge

 

 

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QUEENSLAND DRIVING TESTS UPDATE

 

 

 

Department of Transport and Main Roads

June 2021

 
Fact sheet and FAQs

Hazard Perception Test – 1 July changes

Information for Accredited Driver Trainers

Do learners have to complete the hazard perception test (HPT) before the practical driving test?

Yes. From 1 July 2021 all learners must have completed the HPT before they can take the practical driving test. Learners who have not passed the HPT will not be able to take the practical driving test and will forfeit their test fee.

What are the eligibility requirements for the HPT?

Customers are eligible to take the HPT if they are at least 16 years and 6 months old and have held their learner licence for 6 months. They do not have to have completed their logbook to take the HPT.

Why did the Department of Transport and Main Roads move the HPT?

The hazard perception test was introduced into the graduated licensing system to help novice drivers measure their ability to recognise and respond to potential driving hazards before facing them on the road.

Moving the test allows drivers who may lack the appropriate hazard perception skills to continue to build their skills through supervised driving before progressing to their provisional or open licence. Moving the test also brings the Queensland graduated licensing system into line with other jurisdictions who require a hazard perception test.

Do all learners have to complete the HPT?

All learner licence holders (except for returning drivers, returning to a P2 or Open licence), regardless of their age are required to pass the hazard perception test before they can upgrade to the next licence class.

Have customers been informed of the HPT changes?

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has undertaken a significant communications campaign to ensure all customers are aware of the changed requirements for upgrading a learner licence.

Public communication of the changes commenced in February and included promotion of the changes across social media and TMR’s website. Personalised emails, letters or SMS were sent to all impacted customers who provided their contact details to TMR.

Customers also receive automated email notifications when they become eligible to take the HPT after having held their learner licence for 6 months, as well as a reminder at 11 months.

Where can I go for more information?

More information is available on the QGov website at www.qld.gov.au/hazardperception.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please send these to ILU@tmr.qld.gov.au.

 

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Updated from 20th April 2021

 

Changes to Q-SAFE

The following changes have been introduced to the Q-SAFE Driving Examiner Procedures Manual to provide further clarification and updates to practical driving test requirements.

Non-critical driving errors (NCDEs)

  • A non-critical driving error (NCDE) is to be recorded if a person undertaking a practical driving test in a heavy vehicle operates the vehicle's engine (compression) brakes in a built-up area. This does not include the exhaust brake. The Driving Examiner message has been updated accordingly to reflect this change.

Critical driving errors (CDEs)

  • A critical driving error (CDE) is to be recorded if a person undertaking a practical driving test drives a heavy vehicle while the 'air brake' warning light is on. This will be captured as a failure to ensure air pressure is at a correct operating level before driving.
  • A critical driving error (CDE) is to be recorded when a person who is undertaking a practical driving test fails to shoulder check and signal prior to making a lane change on a multi-lane road. This will be captured as a failure to shoulder check and signal prior to making a lane change or divergence, where there is significant lateral movement, including moving from the side of the road.

Clarifications and requirements

  • The requirement for how brake lights are fitted on a test vehicle have been amended to align with the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Standards and Safety) Regulation 2010. All brake lights fitted to a vehicle must be operational, including centre-mounted lights.
  • Clarification has been provided that a tow truck specialist assessment is to be conducted in the equivalent class of vehicle as the driver licence that the tow truck driver is applying for. For example, if the applicant applies to add a class Heavy Rigid (HR) driver licence to their tow truck driver accreditation, the vehicle used for the assessment must be a class HR vehicle.
  • Clarification has been provided that young driver mobile phone restrictions apply during a practical driving test.
  • Clarification has been provided that a modified prime mover must also meet the same requirements as a rigid truck for a Heavy Rigid (HR) test vehicle.
  • Clarification of the term "all-round observation" when reversing to capture physically scanning in all directions using mirrors and using vision improvement devices such as reversing cameras.

Reference materials

Department of Transport and Main Roads 

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Updated from March 2021

 

Fact sheet and FAQs

Introduction of an updated Hazard Perception Test (HPT)

Information for Accredited Driver Trainers

Do all returning drivers need to complete the HPT?

Returning drivers (people who have not held a licence for more than 5 years) who obtain a driver learner licence are only required to complete the HPT if they are returning to a P1 licence. Returning drivers who previously held a P2 or open licence are not required to complete the hazard perception test.

Do all overseas licence holders need to complete the HPT?

No. Overseas licence holders only need to complete the HPT if they obtain a Queensland learner licence.

Do overseas licence holders who fail the practical driving test have to pass the HPT?

If an overseas licence holder from an unrecognised country fails the practical driving test and wishes to obtain more supervised driving experience, they will be required to obtain a Queensland learner licence. They will need to complete the HPT before they can take the practical driving test again. These customers will not be required to hold their learner licence for 6 months before they can take the hazard perception test.

Do you have to hold a Queensland licence to take the HPT?

Yes, you can only take the Queensland HPT if you hold a Queensland licence.

Will interstate HPTs be recognised?

While some jurisdictions have hazard perception tests in their licensing schemes, others don't and not all tests are the same. Due to the difficulty of recognising one jurisdiction and not another, other jurisdictions tests are not recognised in Queensland.

TMR plans to review recognition of non-Queensland HPTs when there is greater uniformity across all jurisdictions.

How do customers who complete the HPT after the practical driving test upgrade their licence?

Customers who take the HPT after the practical driving test will need to apply in person and bring evidence of their identity to upgrade their licence.

Are there any exemptions to the 6-month learner licence tenure requirement, or the 16 year 6-month minimum age requirement for the HPT?

Yes, there are some exemptions to the HPT learner licence tenure requirement and minimum age requirement. These relate to existing exemptions.

When a customer is granted an exemption to the 12-month learner licence tenure requirement through a special need (tenure) exemption, they are also exempt from the 6-month HPT tenure requirement.

Customers who receive a special need (age rule) exemption and are exempted from the minimum age requirements to obtain a learner or P1 licence are also exempt from the 16 year 6-month minimum age requirement to take the HPT.

Where can I go for more information?

More information is available on the QGov website at www.qld.gov.au/hazardperception.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please send these to ILU@tmr.qld.gov.au

 

Updated from February 2021

Fact sheet and FAQs

Introduction of an updated Hazard Perception Test (HPT)

Information for accredited driver trainers

What do the changes mean for driver trainers managing practical test bookings?

From 29 March 2021, learner licence holders will be required to complete the HPT before they can

upgrade their licence.

Before 1 July 2021, learner drivers can take the HPT either before or after their practical driving test. This is to limit the impact of the new HPT requirement on practical driving test bookings.

From 1 July 2021, learner licence holders will only be able to take the practical driving test if they have passed the HPT first.

How will this impact customers with practical test bookings just before 29 March 2021?

Customers who pass their practical driving test on Friday 26 March 2021 and upgrade their licence on this day will not have to take the HPT to progress to unsupervised driving. If they obtain a P1 licence, they will have to take the HPT to progress to either a P2 or open licence.

Customers who pass their practical driving test on Saturday 27 March 2021 will have to take the HPT to upgrade their learner licence. This is because car learners cannot upgrade their licence on a weekend. So, on Monday 29 March 2021, they will still be learner licence holders and subject to the new requirements. To upgrade their licence, these customers will have to pass the HPT and then attend a TMR customer service centre or driver licence issuing centre.

The HPT will be offline Saturday 27 March 2021 and Sunday 28 March 2021 while the old service is decommissioned and the new service is released.

What are the eligibility requirements for the new HPT?

From 29 March 2021, customers will be eligible to take the HPT if they are a learner licence holder who is at least 16 years and 6 months old. They must have held their learner licence for 6 months. They do not have to have their logbook approved to take the HPT.

Will P1 licence holders still have to do the HPT?

Any P1 licence holder who has not passed the HPT will still need to pass the test before they can upgrade to a P2 or open licence.

Do learner drivers have to complete their 100 hours supervised driving before they can take the Car HPT?

No. There is no requirement to complete the 100-hour logbook requirement before attempting the HPT. Learner licence holders must have held their learner licence for at least 6 months before they can attempt the test. This allows learners to develop some 'real world' hazard perception skills.

What if a learner driver fails their practical driving test?

If a customer needs to re-attempt the practical driving test after 1 July 2021, they will need to

complete the HPT before doing their practical driving test again.

What if a learner driver has passed the practical driving test but did not upgrade their licence?

From 29 March 2021, customers will be required to complete the HPT before they can exit the learner licence phase. If they have already satisfied all the requirements, including passing the practical driving test, they will still be required to complete the HPT before they can upgrade their licence.

Where can I go for more information?

More information is available on the QGov website at www.qld.gov.au/hazardperception. Any questions?

If you have any questions, please send these to ILU@tmr.qld.gov.au.

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More information

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As a member of the driver trainer industry, we'd like to provide you with some updates about Queensland driving tests.

 

As you may know, heavy vehicle driving tests recently resumed for all customers and light vehicle driving tests are now available for customers who meet priority booking criteria.

 

Heavy vehicle tests

The online booking service has now reopened for heavy vehicle test bookings only. To book, update or reschedule a heavy vehicle driving test, visit our website.

Please note: The online service for swapping practical driving tests is currently unavailable.  

 

Car tests

Bookings are being prioritised for people who had their car test cancelled due to COVID-19 and those who are eligible for a priority test.

 

From Monday 22 June, all customers who previously had a booking cancelled due to COVID-19 can book a new test by calling 13 23 80 between 8am and 5pm. The online booking service for car tests is currently unavailable.

 

Customers who do not qualify for a priority test should c

Department of Transport and Main Roads

 

 

 

 

QUEENSLAND DRIVING TESTS UPDATE

As a member of the driver trainer industry, we'd like to provide you with some updates about Queensland driving tests.

 

As you may know, heavy vehicle driving tests recently resumed for all customers and light vehicle driving tests are now available for customers who meet priority booking criteria.

 

Heavy vehicle tests

The online booking service has now reopened for heavy vehicle test bookings only. To book, update or reschedule a heavy vehicle driving test, visit our website.

Please note: The online service for swapping practical driving tests is currently unavailable.  

 

Car tests

Bookings are being prioritised for people who had their car test cancelled due to COVID-19 and those who are eligible for a priority test.

 

From Monday 22 June, all customers who previously had a booking cancelled due to COVID-19 can book a new test by calling 13 23 80 between 8am and 5pm. The online booking service for car tests is currently unavailable.

 

Customers who do not qualify for a priority test should continue to check for updates at qld.gov.au/transport/covid-19-transport/practical-driving-tests.

 

Updated fees from 1 July 2020

Please see below for an update on annual fees commencing from 1 July 2020.

 

Written road rules test

$25.75

Learner licence (issued for 3 years)

$178.95

Practical driving test (all class types)

$60.25

Hazard Perception Test

$21.30

Driver licence – 1 year (renew, reissue or transfer)

$82.15

Driver licence – 2 years (renew, reissue or transfer)

$114.55

Driver licence – 3 years (renew, reissue or transfer)

$141.70

Driver licence – 4 years (renew, reissue or transfer)

$163.95

Driver licence – 5 years (renew, reissue or transfer)

$183.95

Replacement driver licence

$78.75

Exemptions (late night driving restriction, high powered vehicle restriction and supervised driving requirement)

$44.65

 

Thank you for your patience as we work to reintroduce driving tests and your cooperation in supporting COVID-19 safety requirements.

 

Department of Transport and Main Roads

 

From 13 July, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will reopen driving test bookings to all customers in Queensland.

We appreciate your patience as we manage the high demand for driving tests.

Booking a driving test

From 10am Monday 13 July, driver trainers and customers can book a driving test by calling 13 23 80.

If you're booking a test on behalf of a customer, please make sure they:

Online bookings remain available for heavy vehicles only. We will contact you when online bookings are available for car driving tests.

Bulk bookings

Bulk bookings for driving tests are unavailable. This includes all bulk bookings issued prior to the suspension of driving tests.

Vehicle cleaning

As part of the health and safety requirements, the test vehicle’s interior must be presented in a clean and tidy state, free from any rubbish, dust or dirt. Failure to do this may result in the driving test being cancelled.  

To protect the health and safety of the community, our Driving Examiners may wipe interior vehicle surfaces with suitable surface cleaning wipes.

More information

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Department of Transport and Main Roads

 

Updated from 22 July 2020

You can now use the online service to book driving tests for customers, in addition to the phone booking option. This service offers greater flexibility and choice in the way driving tests can be booked. 

Booking a driving test 

Driver trainers and customers can book a driving test by:

If you're booking a test on behalf of a customer, please ensure they: 

Bulk bookings 

Bulk bookings for driving tests are unavailable. This includes all bulk bookings issued prior to the suspension of driving tests. 

More information

Find out more information about practical driving tests.

Department of Transport and Main Roads  

 

 

 

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