From 29 March 2021, all Queensland learner licence holders must pass the hazard perception test before upgrading their licence.
How will the changes affect me?
As a learner licence holder
If you’ve held your Queensland learner licence for more than six months, you can take the hazard perception test.
You will need to do the following before you upgrade your licence:
- enrol in the hazard perception test, pay the associated fee, and pass the test
- hold your learner licence for at least one year
- have your logbook approved (if you are under 25 years of age)
- pass your practical driving test and pay the associated fee.
Please note that if you undertake a Practical Driving Test on a Saturday you will not be able to upgrade your licence on that day. You will need to attend a TMR customer service centre to upgrade your licence during business days.
If you take your practical driving test on Saturday 27 March 2021, you will need to complete the hazard perception test before you can upgrade your learner licence. You will be able to take the hazard perception test from Monday, 29 March 2021.
From 1 July 2021
Taking the practical driving test before completing the hazard perception test is only allowed during the transition period. This is to help our customers adjust to the new requirements. From 1 July 2021, learner licence holders must pass the hazard perception test before taking their practical driving test.
Learner licence holders can take the hazard perception test once they have held their licence for at least six months. This means that the testing requirements can be staggered throughout the learner licence period.
Find out more information about the hazard perception test changes