Get Ready For Your 2016 NSW RTA Test Now:

Getting ready to become a new driver in NSW? We know it's not easy! Get ready for your NSW RTA Learners Test or Driver's Licence Test in no time with our simulated practice tests that are just like the real thing. Choose from 3 free practice learner's tests below, or view the official NSW driver's manual. Our team of experts developed these tests to simulate the 2016 version of the original New South Wales RTA driver’s knowledge test. Each test is based on the driver's manual and contains questions about road signs and rules, fines and limits, road safety and traffic regulations that you're likely to see on your actual NSW RTA test. Good luck, and see you on the road!

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How To Get Your New South Wales Driver's Licence:

How Do I Apply For My Learner Licence in New South Wales? Frequently Asked Questions

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  • At what age am I allowed to apply for my New South Wales learner licence?

    You’ll be allowed to apply for your learner licence from New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) when you’re 16.
  • What kinds of documents should I bring when applying for my New South Wales learner licence?

    • Proof of your residential address, like some current bills
    • Your completed Licence Application form
    • Your completed medical report (if applicable)
    • Your glasses or contact lenses (if you wear them)
    • Proof of identity:
      • Option 1 is to bring a NSW Photo Card that is current, or has expired within the last two years (provided it’s not recorded as lost, stolen or destroyed)
      • Option 2 is to bring one of the following ‘List 1’ documents...
        • An Australian full birth certificate showing parental details issued by the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
          • Commemorative certificates are not acceptable (except for 1987 and 1988 NSW Historic Birth Certificates). See the Births, Deaths and Marriages website for information
        • An overseas birth certificate showing parental details, provided a passport or an official Australian travel document is also shown
        • A current Australian passport or one that expired within the last two years. Validation with the Australian Passport Office may be required for passports issued within the last two years. Passports that have been cancelled for any reason, are not accepted
        • The following travel documents issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:
          • A current Certificate of Identity
          • A current Document of Identity
          • A current Titre de Voyage
        • A current overseas passport. Passports that have been cancelled for any reason, are not accepted
        • An Australian naturalisation or citizenship document, issued by the Australian Government
        • The following documents issued by the Australian Government:
          • A Visa Evidence Card
          • A Document for Travel to Australia (up to five years from the date of issue on the accompanying visa)
          • Evidence of Immigration Status (EIS) ImmiCard
          • Permanent Resident Evidence (PRE) ImmiCard
          • Residence Determination ImmiCard (RDI)
        • A Roads and Maritime issued NSW photo driver licence or NSW Photo Card that has been expired more than two years, but less than five years. The licence must display a card number and not have been revoked or reported as lost, stolen or destroyed
        • A current photo driver licence from another Australian state or territory, or one that expired within the last two years. If your interstate licence shows your middle name(s) as initial(s), you’ll require another supporting List 1 or List 2 document that shows your full name
        • A current photo identity card for the NSW Police Force, excluding civilian staff or family
        • A current consular photo identity card, issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
      • ...PLUS one of the following ‘List 2’ documents:
        • A current green or blue Medicare card, Pensioner Concession Card, Department of Veterans' Affairs entitlement card or any other current entitlement card issued by the Australian Government
        • A current plastic credit card or account card issued by a bank, building society credit union, American Express or Diners Club International, showing your name and signature
        • A passbook or account statement or letter up to 12 months old, issued by a bank, building society, credit union, American Express or Diners Club International, as long as it includes the following:
          • Customer's family name and first given name in full
          • Customer's residential or mailing address
          • Account number or account type
          • Financial institute letterhead or financial institute branch stamp.
        • A telephone (landline only), gas or electricity bill up to 12 months old
        • A water rates, council rates or land valuation notice up to 12 months old
        • A current student identity card displaying your photograph, issued by an Australian secondary school, TAFE or university. Where a student identity card has an issue date but no expiry date, it may be accepted up to two years from the date of issue
        • Evidence of enrolment at an Australian secondary school, TAFE or university up to 12 months old, on the institution's letterhead and showing your name and address
        • A current Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) permit issued by Roads and Maritime, with or without a photo
        • A current Roads and Maritime issued NSW photo Firearm, Security Industry or Commercial Agents and Private Inquiry Agents operator licence
        • A current photo identity card for the Australian Defence Force, excluding civilian staff or family.
  • Where will I be applying for my New South Wales learner licence?

    You can do this at any Service NSW centre. Service NSW is a system of centralised offices that combine the services of NSW Roads and Maritime Services and other government offices in one convenient location.
  • What are some ways I can contact my nearest Service NSW centre?

    Service NSW can be reached on 13 77 88. You can also find your nearest Service NSW centre by going online to http://www.service.nsw.gov.au/service-centre.
  • Should I bring another person with me for my New South Wales Driver Knowledge Test?

    You’re welcome to bring anyone you like to the Service NSW centre with you! You’re not required to bring anybody in particular, though.
  • Do I have to receive a physical exam before I get my New South Wales learner licence?

    No, but you are required to alert NSW Roads and Maritime Services if you have a medical condition, or if you take any prescription medicines that may impact your driving ability. Be sure to fill out the medical report section on your licence application form if this applies to you.
  • Will I be taking an eyesight test when I apply for my New South Wales learner licence?

    Yes, you’ll have to prove to an examiner at the Service NSW centre that your visual acuity is at least 0.5 (6/12) on the Snellen scale. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you should bring them to the Service NSW centre with you, because you’ll need them for this test.
  • Will the Service NSW centre take my photo when I apply for my learner licence?

    Yes, at certain locations. At those offices, when you apply for a licence, your card will be posted to you at no extra cost - and when you apply for or renew your licence, you’ll get a paper receipt, which will act as proof of licence status until your actual learner licence arrives in the post.
  • Should I avoid wearing certain colours when I get my licence photo taken?

    No, there aren’t any colors to avoid. Just wear any clothes you’d wear on a normal day!
  • Do I need to pull my hair back when I get my licence photo taken?

    Not necessarily, but it shouldn’t be hanging in your eyes or covering any of your face. As long as that’s not a problem, then just wear your hair the same as you’d wear it on a normal day!
  • Will I be allowed to wear makeup for my licence photo?

    Yes, you’re free to wear whatever makeup you’d normally wear. Again, the goal of this photo is to provide a faithful representation of the way you look on a normal day!
  • Will I be allowed to smile in my licence photo?

    No, NSW Roads and Maritime Services doesn’t want anyone smiling in their licence photo. It’ll be easier to use that photo to establish your identity if you’re keeping a straight face in it.
  • Are there some other ways I can make sure I get an attractive licence photo?

    Not really - just relax your face, look straight at the camera, and do your best not to blink!
  • I’ve filled out my application for a New South Wales learner licence. What’s next?

    Your next step is to visit a Service NSW centre, submit your documents, and sit your Driver Knowledge Test (DKT).
    After you’ve passed your DKT - as well as a simple eyesight test - you’ll be registered as a learner driver, and you’ll be able to start driving.
    As long as you’re driving on a learner licence, though, you’ll be required to:
    • Only drive cars
    • Be supervised at all times by the holder of a full (not learner or provisional) Australian driver licence
    • Have L plates displayed (black L on an orange/yellow background) clearly at the front and back of the vehicle, on the outside (or an L sign on the roof) when driving. The letter L on the plate must not be hidden
    • Observe a maximum speed limit of 90 km/h, and observe the posted speed limit where it is below 90km/h
    • Not tow any other vehicle
    • Not exceed zero blood alcohol concentration. This means you cannot have any alcohol in your system when you drive a vehicle. It is also illegal to drive under the influence of drugs
    • Not supervise another learner driver
    • Only carry the number of passengers that can be properly seated in seats and restrained by approved seat belts or child restraints
    • Only drive vehicles that have a seat belt fitted to the driver's position, and you must wear the seat belt
    • Not use any mobile phone, including hands-free devices or loud speaker, while driving, or while your vehicle is stopped, but not parked.
    • If in Sydney, not drive in Parramatta Park or Centennial Park.
  • My question doesn’t seem to be here. How can I find an answer?

    One handy place to look for answers is our Beginner Driver Q & A Section, where you can get a quick answer from one of our professional driving experts! You can also feel free to send us an email: drivingtestsorg@gmail.com
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