In this topic
Why we have a Graduated Licensing System in Victoria
How the Graduated Licensing System in Victoria helps you develop as a safe driver
What’s next based on your age
Why it’s good to get at least 120 hours driving experience
How you move through the Graduated Licensing System
You changing crash risk as you go from your Ls to Ps
Read up on the road rules
The Graduated Licensing System helps you develop as a safe driver as it:
What's next based on your age
New solo drivers with at least 120 hours of driving experience have a crash risk 35% lower than new drivers with only about 50 hours of experience.
A minimum 120 hours driving helps you to:
An evaluation of the Graduated Licensing System in 2017 found those in the first year of their Ps and drivers 18 to 20 years have had their rate of involvement in fatal and serious injury crashes drop.
Age you can apply
What you need to apply
Proof of who you are.
What we'll assess
Road rules test.
What you need to do when you drive
Clearly display L plates at the front and back of your vehicle, which must be visible from 20 metres away.
Carry your car learner permit.
Drive with a supervising driver in the seat beside you, who has a full car licence (not their Ps).
Have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of zero.
Only use a securely mounted phone or other device for music and navigation and ONLY if setup before driving.
Make simple adjustments (e.g. to volume) using only an inbuilt device while driving.
Never tow a caravan or trailer.
Only drive a car, ute or van, but not a motorcycle, truck or bus.
Duration of permit
Most learners have their Ls for at least two years before they go for their Ps. This means 120 hours is about an hour of driving a week.
As a Learner driver
You’re relatively safer as a learner, as you’ve got your supervising driver with you.
That’s why you need to gain a minimum of 120 hours driving experience, as it’s the best time to learn safe driving behaviours.