Frequently Asked Questions
How many lessons will I need to learn to drive?
This depends on your learning ability. We recommend to have one lesson with the instructor and your instructor will be in best position to assess how many lessons you’ll require to be a safe driver and get your driving license.
Where will I get picked up for my lessons?
How do I book my driving test?
To book an appointment to take a drive test, call 13 11 71 or visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre
Am I able to have driving test in my own/family or friends car?
Yes you can.
Prior to the drive test inspect the vehicle for its roadworthiness. The inspection should include, but is not limited to, a check of the following items;
- the vehicle is comprehensively insured
- the handbrake must be centrally mounted and easily accesible
- cars fitted with electric or foot operated park brakes cannot be used for solo tests
- The tyres:
- are correctly inflated (air pressures must reflect the manufacturer’s recommendation as a minimum).
- have appropriate levels of tread
- are not damaged
- all indicators, headlights and brake lights are working
- seats and seat belts are in good working order and are not damaged or twisted
- any loose items in the cabin of the vehicle are stowed in the cargo (boot) area
- the windows and interior are clean
- the vehicle has sufficient petrol to last the drive test duration (35 – 40 minutes i.e. minimum – a quarter of a tank)
Are automatic cars easier to drive?
Automatic cars are definately easier to drive. Like there’s no need to think about gears, so learners are free to focus on mirrors, speed, other cars, pedestrians and all the rest.
Should I learn to drive in an automatic or manual car?
This depends purely on customer choice. Here are few things to consider:
- Drive test in an Automatic car and sucessfully obtaining the license will allow you to drive only an Automatic car until you get your full license i.e. after three or four years.
- Obtaining your driving license in a Manual car gives you the flexibility to drive both Automatic or Manaul cars.
- While overtaking, or going up/down hills or towing, some people find an automatic car doesn’t give them as much control as a manual.
- Automatic cars are easier to drive and no stalling.