Driving student FAQs

A permit system is now in place for crossing the border with South Australia. Find more information on the DHHS website.

Where can a learner driver travel to practise driving? (Updated 11/11/20)

Driving practice is currently permitted under the Third Step.

There are currently no distance restrictions. You may travel anywhere within Victoria to practise driving.

Are drive tests currently being conducted in Victoria? (Updated 11/11/20)

Yes. All licence testing resumed on Wednesday 28 October. This includes all heavy vehicle and motorcycle training and testing, and medical review assessments.

Who can provide a driving lesson/practice under the Third Step of the roadmap for reopening? (Updated 11/11/20)

Under the Third Step, driving practice and driving lessons are allowed with supervising drivers who are full licence holders. This may include family members or other adults within the learner’s household, volunteer mentors* and qualified driving instructors.

Face masks must be worn by the learner driver and anyone in the vehicle who is not a member of their household.

*The TAC L2P Program assists learners between 16 and 21 years of age, who do not have access to a supervising driver or vehicle, to gain the driving experience required to apply for a probationary licence. The young learners are matched with fully licensed volunteer mentors and have access to a sponsored vehicle, which they can use to get supervised driving experience. Notably, mentors and learners do not live in the same household.