How to Prepare Yourself for your driving test in Victoria

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If you are looking for a Victorian driver's license without any restrictions, you should know the multiple stages to achieve the same.

According to Victoria State, three levels need to be completed before attaining a full license.

We at Darshan driving school help you to understand these processes, and with the help of professional instructors, we teach you the important tips for driving test.

The three stages of the licensing process are as below:

Learner Permit (L):

Before you begin driving, you should clear the learner permit knowledge test, which evaluates your theoretical knowledge of driving and the road rules. To take the test, you must be at least 16 years old, medically fit to drive, and clear an eyesight test along with the identity clearance. Also, the test requires a fee to be paid.

Darshan driving school offers to coach to help you learn the road rules. After the learning, you can also take practice tests any number of times to make yourself confident. This will help you clear the learner permit test on the first attempt.

We will guide you through the process of booking the online appointment for the learner permit test.

After passing the test and getting the learner permit, you must display 'L' plates in the vehicle whenever you drive and strictly follow the restrictions applied.

Now, learn to drive like a pro with the help of our professional instructors.

Probationary license P1 (red P):

In Victoria, the probationary license is categorized as P1 and P2. You should have completed at least 18 years and if you are less than 21 years old, complete the below steps to procure a P1 license.

  • Complete a minimum of 12 months with the learner permit
  • Complete 120 hours of supervised driving, including night driving of 20 hours.
  • The Driving test clearance.
  • Eyesight test clearance.
  • Hazard perception test clearance.

There are certain restrictions while driving with a P1 license as below:

  • Carry the driving license always when driving
  • Display Red 'P' plates on the front and back of your vehicle.
  • Blood alcohol concentration should be zero.
  • Do not use mobile of any kind, including GPS.


Probationary license P2 (green P):

Restrictions for P2 licenses are a little lesser than for P1. You will have to display a Green 'P' plate on the front and back of your vehicle. If you are less than 21 years old and completed a minimum of 12 months in red P (P1) without any incidents, then you will be promoted to P2 without any additional actions.

P2 probationary license can be procured if you are ageing between 21 to 24. You have to clear the below steps:

  • Complete a minimum of 6 months with the learner permit.
  • Driving test clearance.
  • Eyesight test clearance.
  • Hazard perception test clearance.

If you are aged between over 25 and trying to procure a P2 probationary license, then you to clear the below steps:

  • Complete a minimum of 3 months with the learner permit.
  • Driving test clearance.
  • Eyesight test clearance.
  • Hazard perception test clearance.

According to the above, if you have completed the learner permit period after the age of 21, then you do not have to get a P1 license; instead, you can directly progr4ess to Probationary P2 license.

While holding a Probationary license (P1 or P2), certain vehicles are prohibited from using for a drive. These are the vehicles that meet the below criteria:

  • The power-to-weight ratio per tonne should not be more than 130 KW
  • Cars that are listed in the Victorian government prohibited vehicles list.
  • Vehicles that are modified from the original manufactured state to boost the performance or to enhance the looks.

These restrictions are not applicable if the Probationary license holder is supervised by a full driver license holder sitting beside him.

Overseas driver license:

If you are living in Victoria or will be living for more than six months, you will have to convert your overseas driver's license to a Victorian driving license.

If you are visiting Victoria for less than six months, you can drive with your Overseas driver's license or Overseas learner permit.

We help you with the Overseas license conversion process.


Victorian license types:

The license category will be shown on the Victorian driving license based on the below categories.

  • Car license
  • Motorcycle license
  • Tractor license
  • Marine license
  • Heavy vehicles license
  • And other categories like Taxi, Tow truck, etc.,

Certain medical conditions are advised to be checked if you are a driver or driver-to-be like Diabetes, Heart conditions, Psychiatric conditions, Sleep disorders, Seizures, Hearing problems, Neurological conditions, Dementia, etc.,

Full license:

You can get a full license without any restrictions imposed on the probationary licenses P1 and P2 if you have completed at least 36 months holding a P2 probationary license and clearing the eyesight test.

Whatever age you are, whatever level you are at, Whatever vehicle you want to drive, whichever country or state you are from, Darshan Driving school professional instructors will help you with the complete driving test process. The best school to learn to drive, and we also teach you to handle and overcome extraordinary conditions met on the road while driving. The lesson packages are offered at affordable prices and with a full guarantee. So, visit us at "" and worry less about getting a license to drive.

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