Sit a driving test

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

Recording your driving test

From 1 September 2016, all driving tests conducted by an authorised class C driving examiner must be recorded. A camera will be used to record the road environment in front of the car during the test, as well as recording you and your driving examiner inside the vehicle.

Your driving examiner is required to hold on to the recording for up to six months following your driving test.

The Motor Vehicle Registry Licensing Compliance Unit will randomly request a copy of recorded driving tests from the driving examiner to make sure driving tests are being conducted to the required standard.

Book a driving test

If you are not enrolled in DriveSafe NT, you will need to pay a practical driving test fee.

When you are ready to take the practical driving test, you can book with an authorised examiner in the following areas:

Darwin City, Casuarina, Palmerston

Driving examinersContact numberTesting areaUse own car for the test?Is a hire car available?
Angela Quinn 0418 835 248 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
YesYes
manual / automatic
Vu (Lam) Nguyen 0437 164 600 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
YesYes
manual / automatic
Be Schopfer 0421 488 217 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
YesYes
manual / automatic
Neranzoula (Julie) Kassiou 0421 678 512 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
YesYes
manual / automatic
Joshua Blake 0413 198 025 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
YesYes
manual / automatic
John Schopfer 0411 609 658 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
YesYes
manual / automatic
Allan Futuni0423 459 405
0414 737 858
Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
YesYes
manual / automatic
John Ziersch 0417 823 209 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
YesYes
automatic
Alex Mohan 0427 704 267
1800 200 000
Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
YesYes
manual / automatic
Melissa Holmes0408 875 791PalmerstonYes Yes
manual
Scott Watts0400 311 755PalmerstonYesYes
manual
Anthony (Tony) Bacus0419 819 075Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
NoYes
manual / automatic
William Kinslow0408 821 556Darwin City
Casuarina
NoYes
automatic
Mark Smith(08) 8945 5634Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
NoYes
manual / automatic
Andrew Szauer(08) 8945 5634
0414 455 634
Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
NoYes
manual / automatic
Ian Reeves1300 938 506Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
NoYes
manual / automatic
Raj Jassal0415 131 313Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
NoYes
manual / automatic
Selma Bukhari Jassal0415 131 313Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
NoYes
manual / automatic
Shyam Bubber0406 093 985Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
NoYes
manual / automatic
Marcus Mitchell 0431 061 202Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
NoYes
manual / automatic
Dharma Velusamy0403 419 709Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
NoYes
manual / automatic

Alice Springs

Driving examinersContact numberTesting areaUse own car for the test?Is a hire car available?
Adrian Couchman0419 827 004
0429 937 179
Alice SpringsYesYes
manual
Craig Pankhurst0429 937 179Alice SpringsYesYes
manual
Thomas Shilling0417 815 870Alice SpringsYesYes
manual / automatic

Katherine

Driving examinersContact numberTesting areaUse own car for the test?Is a hire car available?
Christopher Dixon0438 808 835KatherineNoYes
manual / automatic
Pamela Dixon0418 851 644KatherineNoYes
manual / automatic
Ole Andersen0429 869 063KatherineYesYes
manual
Sarah Kendall0438 829 806KatherineYesYes
manual

Nhulunbuy

The driving examiners listed below may only be available to provide Class C driving tests during planned visits to the Nhulunbuy region. Contact a driving examiner from the list below to find out when they will be next available.

You will also need to discuss with your selected driving examiner the vehicle that will be used for your driving test.

Driving examinersContact numberTesting area
Andrew Szauer (08) 8945 5634
0414 455 634
Nhulunbuy 

Yulara

The driving examiners listed below may only be available to provide Class C driving tests during planned visits to Yulara. Please contact a driving examiner from the list below to find out when they will be next available.

You will also need to discuss with your selected driving examiner the vehicle that will be used for your driving test.

Driving examinersContact numberTesting area
Craig Pankhurst0429 937 179Yulara
Adrian Couchman0419 827 004
0429 937 179
Yulara

Tennant Creek

The driving examiners listed below may only be available to provide Class C driving tests during planned visits to Tennant Creek. Contact a driving examiner from the list below to find out when they will be next available.

You will also need to discuss with your selected driving examiner the vehicle that will be used for your driving test.

Driving examinersContact numberTesting area
Thomas Shilling0417 815 870Tennant Creek

Jabiru

The driving examiners listed below may only be available to provide Class C driving tests during planned visits to Jabiru. Contact a driving examiner from the list below to find out when they will be next available.

You will also need to discuss with your selected driving examiner the vehicle that will be used for your driving test.

Driving examinersContact numberTesting area
Tony Bacus0419 819 075Jabiru
Ole Andersen0429 869 063Jabiru
Raj Jassal0415 131 313Jabiru
Selma Bukhari0466 332 376Jabiru
Joshua Blake0413 198 025Jabiru
Julie Kassiou0421 678 512Jabiru

Contact

For more information, you can contact any of the following:

  • the MVR Service Centre on 1300 654 628
  • email mvr@nt.gov.au
  • an MVR office
  • contact a police outstation - remote residents only.

Before your test

You must have read A guide to the Driving Test (938.4 kb) before you take your test.

You must also have held your learner licence for a continuous period of at least six months.

If you want to use your own car for the test, it must be roadworthy and registered.

When you take your test

You should aim to arrive at the test starting location at least 10 minutes before the test and make sure you bring your current learner licence.

About the test

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

The driving examiner will assess your:

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

Any of the following will result in the immediate failure of your test:

  • fail to obey traffic lights, signs or road markings
  • fail to give way
  • drive without due care, attention or consideration for other road users, or in a dangerous manner
  • exceed the speed limit
  • do something that causes the driving examiner to intervene to prevent a crash or dangerous situation
  • failure or refusal to follow reasonable directions from the driving examiner.

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

If you have passed the practical driving test, the results will remain valid for 12 months. If you do not upgrade your learner licence within this period, you will need to complete another practical driving test.

If you do not pass your driving test, you can re-book another test.

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Last updated: 27 February 2018