Can I take a driving test during COVID-19?

Driving tests NSW

In a bid to protect customers and workers from the risk of being unable to maintain social distancing rules, driving tests have been cancelled across every state and territory except the Northern Territory for a minimum of two months from 30 March 2020. This applies to all practical driver assessments conducted by Service NSW, but it does not apply to assessments conducted via the Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment Program or any other assessment provider outside of Service NSW.

You may have access to priority driving tests, provided you satisfy certain priority criteria, for more information visit the Services NSW website or by calling 13 22 13

What about aged driving tests?

Aged driving assessments that are conducted by Service NSW have been deferred for a minimum period of three months. The good news is that if you were due to have a test, your licence status will still be maintained. However, to ensure your licence is not cancelled or suspended the following options are advised:

  • If you already have a test booked at a Service NSW Service Centre, you'll be contacted to discuss the options that are available. The options will ensure that your licence will remain active
  • If you're required to undertake a test in the next three month period, and have not made a booking, please contact Transport for NSW on 6604 9301, two weeks prior to the due date of your test
  • Can I go for a driving lesson in NSW or ACT?

    Learner bookings are now open

    Based on the recommendations from the NSW Government regarding lifting the suspension on learner driver services, NRMA driver training are now able to take bookings for lessons re-commencing on Monday 25 May 2020.

    We want to thank you for your patience, and assure you that the safety of our customers and instructors remains our top priority, with our team following tightly controlled protections and hygiene protocols. We ask that you do your bit by completing the COVID-19 questionnaire and cancelling your lesson if it's no longer safe for you to attend. In addition, please wash your hands or use hand sanitiser prior to entering our vehicles.

    We look forward to getting you back on the road to becoming a safe and confident driver.

    Senior assessments remain suspended

    To continue protecting the most vulnerable members in our community, our senior assessments and services will remain suspended until further notice. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please keep checking back for updates.

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