Your P1 Licence

Ready for that freedom you’ve been hearing so much about? Once you have completed your hours of supervised driving there are a few steps you need to follow to get your Ps. A learner driver under 17 is now permitted to sign the Driving Experience Declaration and the Prior Driving Experience Application. In addition, there is no longer a requirement for a verifying person to witness the signature of the learner licence holder. 

Step 1: Complete your Learner Logbook

You need to complete and record 100 hours of supervised driving practice (including 10 hours of night driving). An easy way to record your hours is with our free Learn2go mobile app.  Once you have completed and filled out your hours, submit your logbook to the Department of Transport and Main Roads at least 12 days before your practical driving test for assessment and verification, and they will contact you with the result.  
If you have logged your hours online or on the Learn2go mobile app, you can print out your logbook and submit it as you would a hard copy.  

Step 2:  Book the Practical Driving Test

To get your Ps you have to complete a practical driving test (fee applicable).  

You can:
  1. book and pay your fee at a Department of Transport and Main Roads customer service office
  2. call 13 23 90
  3. or ask your driving instructor to book the test for you
    (You can find RACQ approved driving instructors at the Learn2go website.)

Step 3:  What you need

You need to provide a registered vehicle for the test, so arrange to borrow someone’s car if you don’t have your own. It’s a good idea to use a car that you’re already familiar with and make sure you’ve got your L plates up, ready to go! 

On the day of your test, you will also need to bring:

Step 4: Take the test

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time, you don’t want to be in a rush. The test will take around 35 minutes and will involve a series of driving tasks.

Step 5: Turn your plates over!

Passed your test? Congratulations! It’s time to change your plates over and display those red P plates. P1 licence holders must display the correct P plates on the front and rear of their car, or you might face a fine and licence demerit points.
For more information about the rules you need to follow when you’re on your Ps, check out Driving Penalties & Fines.

Your P2 Licence

To apply for your Class C P2 provisional licence in Queensland, you need to have been on your P1 provisional licence for at least 12 months.

Step 1: Take the Hazard Perception Test

You will get a letter from the Department of Transport and Main Roads letting you know it’s time to take your Hazard Perception Test. The Hazard Perception Test is only available online, and you will be required to pay a fee once you pass. You can access the test through the Department of Transport and Main Roads website and it will take you about 45 minutes to complete.

Step 2: Apply

Once you have successfully completed the test, you will need to apply for your P2 upgraded licence.  Complete the Driver Licence / Application Renewal Form and take it along to a Department of Transport and Main Roads customer service centre, along with your existing P1 Licence. You will receive a P2 provisional licence handbook with all the conditions and restrictions associated with having your green Ps.

Step 3: Get Your Green P Plates

Once you’ve had your licence upgraded, head to the nearest RACQ store to get your free set of green P2 plates. 

P2 licence holders must display the correct P plates on the front and rear of their car or face a fine and licence demerit points. For more information about the rules you need to follow when you’re on your Ps, check out Driving Penalties & Fines