The Driving Test

The driving test checks if you're properly trained and ready to drive safely by yourself on public roads.

About the driving test

What the driving test involves and how you need to prepare for it, including tips and advice.

Driving test eligibility

To be eligible to sit a test you must have held your first learner permit for 6 months and completed all driver training.

Apply for your driving test online

Information about how to book your driving test online.

Current booking restrictions

Latest guidance on booking restrictions and appointment slot availability.

Cancelling your driving test

You can cancel or reschedule your driving test online at

The driving test and Covid -19

Important safety measures which driving test candidates must follow.

Pass the test

All the resources you need to pass your test including most frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Need some help? Browse through the list of help and guidance on your driving test.

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

Request an emergency driving test

Only critical frontline workers can apply for an emergency driving test.

Weather Disruptions

Check if your driving test is affected by adverse weather conditions.

Waiting Times

Information on driving test waiting times

Repeating your test

Common reasons why people fail driving tests and what to do if you do fail.

Driving Test Centres

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

After you pass

How to get your full driving licence after passing your test

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