Info About Getting Your Licence

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Getting your Licence

Guide to Log Books in NSW

When you are issued with your learner licence you will receive a Learner Driver Log Book so that you and your supervising driver(s) can record your driving experience.

You will have to log at least 120 hours of supervised driving (which includes 20 hours of night driving) before you can attempt the Driving Test to move to a provisional licence. Night driving starts from sunset of one day and ends at sunrise on the following day.

If you are transferring your interstate and overseas learner licence after 1 July 2007, you will be exempt from the 120 hours log book requirements if you pass the Driving Test.

However, if you fail the test, you will be issued with a NSW learner licence and be required to hold your licence for 12 months (if under 25 years of age) and complete 120 hours of log book practice (including 20 hours of night driving) before a further driving test can be attempted.

The RTA will recognise any log book hours recorded in your home state provided appropriate documentation is presented.


Those who are exempt from holding a log book include:

  • Drivers who have previously held a NSW or interstate drivers licence other than a learner licence.
  • Drivers who apply for a learner licence and have previously held an overseas licence other than a learner licence.
  • Holders of an overseas licence, other than a learner licence, who are issued with a learner licence after failing one Driving Test.
  • Aged drivers issued with a learner licence after failing an age Driving Test.
  • Drivers specifically exempted by the RTA.


Safer Drivers Course

As recommended by NRMA and ADTA students who are looking at attending a safer drivers course must have a minimum of 50 hours recorded in their driver log book.

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