Driver licences for remote residents

Sit a driving test

If you are enrolled in DriveSafe NT Remote your driving test will be done by a DriveSafe NT testing officer.

All other driving tests in remote areas are held at your local police station.

You should read all of the following before you sit your driving test:

What you need to take to your test

If you are doing your driving test at your local police station you must bring all of the following:

  • your learner licence
  • a registered car in good working order with L plates on display
  • an adult driver to accompany you to the test.

If you are a DriveSafe NT participant, a vehicle will be provided for you to do your test. You must bring your learner licence with you.

About the test

The testing officer will sit in the front passenger seat while you take your driving test on the road. It will take about 40 minutes.

The testing officer will look at your:

  • observation skills - use of mirrors, blind spot checks
  • speed management road positioning
  • response to hazards
  • vehicle control.

You will not pass the test if do any of the following:

  • fail to give way
  • drive without due care, attention or consideration for other road users, or in a dangerous manner
  • exceed the speed limit
  • drive in way that causes the testing officer to intervene to prevent a crash or dangerous situation
  • fail or refuse to follow reasonable directions from the police officer.

The testing officer will tell you at the end whether you have passed your driving test.

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Last updated: 06 August 2020

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