The driving test

To obtain a driving licence you first need to pass your driving test. In this section, you will find out how to apply for it, where to take it, and how to prepare for it to ensure you’ve given yourself the best chance of success.

What it is

What the driving test involves and what you need in order to sit the test.

Apply online

As a result of the current high demand for driving tests, it may not always be possible to accommodate test candidates who are seeking a test at short notice.  Where possible we will do so – please indicate your preference to be placed on the cancellation list

Your Car

How to ensure your vehicle is test-ready

Issues and Concerns

Any issues and concerns you have in relation to your driving test and driving licence application

Cancel your test

What happens if you get your date for your driving test but you can't go on that day

Repeating your test

Common reasons why people fail driving tests, what to do if you do fail, and who to appeal to if you don’t agree with the tester’s decision

Disruption at Driving Test Centres

Details of disruptions at Driving Test Centres

After you pass

How to get your full driving licence after passing your test

Waiting Times

How long you can expect to wait for a driving test and which test centres have the shortest and longest waiting times.

Driving Test Centres

Information on our driving test centres and also waiting times and pass rates

Learning to drive videos

A series of ‘Learning to Drive’ videos explaining everything you need to know about doing their test and becoming socially responsible drivers

Changes to Identification Required for Driver Theory Test

From 17 June 2017 any person sitting the Driver Theory Test will be required to present a valid Public Services Card at the Driver Theory Test Centre as proof of ID. At the time of booking the test, applicants will be asked to confirm that they possess a Public Services Card.