Learn to drive

Learn to drive in NSW

In NSW you must be 16 years of age or older to hold a NSW learner licence. To obtain a learner licence you must visit a Service NSW centre with proof of identity and pass a Driver Knowledge Test (DKT)

Once you've received your learner licence you will be provided with a learner driver log book. This log book allows you and your supervising driver(s) to record your driving journey to ensure you log at least 120 hours of supervised driving, including a minimum of 20 hours of night driving. Night driving hours are between sunset and sunrise. These are the minimum hours required before you can attempt the driving test. 

Did you know that 1 hour spent with an accredited driving instructor will count for 3 hours in the learner driver logbook in NSW? This allows for a maximum of 10 driving tuition hours to be recorded as 30 hours in the logbook.
Find out more about the Learner Driver Licensing Scheme.

Visit the Roads and Maritime Services website for more information on requirements for learner drivers including a link for a practice session of the Driver Knowledge Test

Ensure you learn to drive with the road safety experts - NRMA Safer Driving. 

Book your driving lesson online or call 1300 696 762. 

1 lesson hour = 3 logbook hours

Once you're behind the wheel by yourself, it can make a huge difference - particularly within the first few months when you're most at risk of having a crash.

Learn to drive in ACT

The ACT Government publishes a useful guide to Getting Your Ps. It details the 22 competencies and 2 topic reviews that you are required to demonstrate to obtain your Ps under the Competency Based Training & Assessment scheme. Our instructors are qualified to assess you under this scheme and guide you through the complete process of obtaining your licence.

If you decide to complete the one off test with the RTA instead you will also be required to demonstrate the 22 competencies detailed in this guide. So it also serves as a useful resource to prepare you for your test.

The NRMA difference

Our highly skilled driving school instructors provide driving lessons that:

  • Get you beyond just obtaining your Ps
  • Teach low-risk driving techniques, including hazard reduction and crash avoidance with a more practical approach
  • Enable you to upgrade your skills if you're an experienced driver 
  • Allow you to learn to drive in the latest model automatic and manual vehicles 
  • Offer an NRMA More4Members discount for multiple driving school lessons 
  • Across a number of locations in NSW and The ACT. 
  • A local NRMA Safer Driving Instructor will pick you up at a location convenient to you.

 NRMA Safer Driving also has courses available for experienced drivers. Find out more. 

Book a driving lesson with NRMA Safer Driving School