You’ve had your P1 Licence for 12 months and it’s time to take the next step. But before you can apply for a P2 Licence, you need to pass your Hazard Perception Test.

Getting prepared for the test

When you’re driving, you need to observe the environment and quickly respond to hazards that may appear unexpectedly. The Hazard Perception Test evaluates your ability to anticipate and respond to hazards and is an essential element of your licence requirements. 

The best way to sharpen your responses is to practise. Here are some tips for avoiding hazards when you’re on the road:

  • Maintain a safe distance from vehicles in front.
  • Slow down or move away from potential hazards, as appropriate for the traffic and road conditions.
  • Manage the space between your vehicle and other vehicles to keep out of other drivers’ blind spots in multi-lane traffic.
  • Anticipate driving events, such as children walking on the road around schools or moving trolleys close to shopping centres.

Taking the test

The Hazard Perception Test is only available online via the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.

Before taking the test, you will be able to view an instructional video and take a practice test. Once you have successfully completed the test, you will be required to pay a fee. 

For more information about the Hazard Perception Test, visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.