Service SA - Getting your driver's licence

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Getting your driver's licence

15 July 2019

Driving is one of the riskiest daily activities that you'll do. Preparing yourself and your vehicle is vital. Safe drivers aim to reduce and manage their risk by making good decisions and taking responsibility for their behaviour when driving.

To obtain your driver's licence, you will need to work through a series of stages. The Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS) for novice drivers is a staged approach to obtaining a full driver’s licence starting with the learner’s permit for supervised driving in relatively low risk situations.

As a driver grows in knowledge, skills and driving experience, the restrictions are gradually lifted through the provisional stages (P1 and P2).

If you drive safely, and don't commit any offences, obtaining your licence is straightforward and you can be on your full licence in four years.

If you are studying for your learner's permit, you can practice the learner theory test online before sitting the test.

For more information on getting your licence visit My Licence.