Getting ready for your learner licence?

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Before you can apply for a learner licence, you will need to complete PrepL.

PrepL is the online learning and assessment program that teaches the road rules and why they exist. It replaces the written test for getting a learner licence.

You can enrol in PrepL if you are at least 15 years and 11 months old. This will give you time to work through PrepL, so that you will be eligible to get your learner licence on your 16th birthday.

To find out more, including how to enrol, visit the link below:

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Got your L or P plate?

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For learner drivers, you are now on your way to building up your driving skills and experience before going for your P1 or P2 provisional licence. Use this time to get lots of supervised on-road experience.

Find out about the criteria to meet before progressing from your learner licence by clicking the link below:

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For P platers, make sure you always have your red or green P plate on your car. There are certain restrictions that apply when holding a P1 or P2 licence.

As our newest drivers, there is a lot to remember, and keeping your focus on the road at all times is key. Remind your passengers that you need to focus too.

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More useful tools & tips for L&P platers

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Mobile phone use

There are very specific rules for learner and provisional drivers regarding allowable uses of mobile phones while driving.

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Defensive driving

Considering doing a defensive driving course? Get the facts on defensive driving courses here.

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Buying your first car

Driving the safest car you can afford is an immediate action that can improve the odds of walking away from a crash.

Visit the Car safety section of this site to use the safe cars search function and practical tips and tricks to buy the safest car for your budget.

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