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How to apply for a driver licence

You can apply for a driver licence at any Department of Transport and Main Roads Customer Service Centre. Remember, you must not drive until you have been given a driver licence. This means you must not drive to a customer service centre to apply for your driver licence.

At the customer service centre, you must tell the issuing officer a court has ordered your disqualification be removed and you now want to apply for a driver licence. The officer will tell you whether you need to apply for a learner licence or a provisional licence and whether you need to pass a written and/or practical driving test. The type of licence you are eligible to apply for and whether you will need to take a test depends on how long you have been disqualified from holding a licence and the type of licence you held before you were disqualified.

If you are given a provisional licence rather than a learner licence without having to pass a driving test, it will only be for the vehicle class for which you previously held a licence. If you want to drive a new vehicle class, you will have to apply for a learner licence for that vehicle class.

When making your application, you must:

  • complete an application form
  • bring proof of identity (eg Australian birth certificate, Australian or foreign passport, Queensland 18+ card or Medicare card)
  • bring proof of Queensland residence (eg ATO tax file number confirmation, bank statement or Queensland local government rates notice).

You also may need to pass an eyesight test.

If you believe the Department of Transport and Main Roads has incorrectly assessed your eligibility for a particular licence class, or you have a special need for a licence, get legal advice about your options.

Last updated 21 April 2021

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