Hazard perception test for P1 licence holders
The hazard perception test is an online test that will measure your ability to anticipate and respond to dangerous driving situations.
All P1 licence holders must pass the hazard perception test to move on to a P2 or open licence. If you were 23 years of age or younger when issued your P1 licence, you will progress to a P2 licence. If you were 24 years of age or older when you were issued your P1 licence you will progress to an open licence.
We will advise you in writing when you can take the test and how you can prepare for it.
Who can take the hazard perception test?
You can take the hazard perception test if you:
- have a current P1 licence
- have held a P1 licence for 10½ months or more
If your P1 licence is suspended, surrendered, cancelled or expired you will need to wait until your licence is current again before you can take the test.
What does the test involve?
The test consists of a series of video clips of traffic scenes. You need to identify traffic hazards by the click of your mouse. The information sheet tells you about what to expect when you take the test.
Please also note:
- You can do the test as many times as you need until you pass the test.
- You can only do the test once per day.
- You only need to pay the fee once, when you have passed the test.
Taking the test online
Before you take the test:
The hazard perception test is only available online. You cannot take the test at a customer service centre. If you don't have broadband internet access at home, you can visit a public library or internet café but first make sure their computers meet the minimum requirements. If you live on the Cape York Peninsula, visit the Cape York Digital Network website to find out where you can get internet access.
Next steps after passing the test
Passing the hazard perception test does not automatically upgrade your P1 licence to a P2 or open licence.
To upgrade your licence, you need to:
Important: To upgrade your licence, you will need to visit a customer service centre on a date after you have held your P1 licence for 12 months (not including any periods of suspension or cancellation).