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About Your Driving Assessment

Getting your L2 licence

If you have held an L1 learner licence for at least 3 months you will need to undertake the L2 driving assessment before you can move to the L2 licensing stage and begin logging your 50 supervised driving hours. You can now undertake your L2 Driving Assessment with a Authorised Driving Instructor or Government Driving Assessor.

Getting your P1 licence

If you have held an L2 learner licence for at least 9 months (unless you have been granted an exemption) and have logged your 50 supervised driving hours in your logbook you will need to undertake the P1 driving assessment before you can commence your solo driving career.

Removing Conditions

If you have a condition on your licence, for example automatic only you may need to undertake a driving assessment to have it removed. The driving assessment will be conducted over 4 sections and will include an exercise where you demonstrate your ability to turnaround in the road and park in a shopping centre or similar environment. You will also need to undertake a merge onto a road with a minimum 80 km/h speed limit and do a short drive along that road.

In all other cases you will just have to follow the directions of your driving assessor. The driving assessor will be looking at your driving and marking you against the following criteria (not including Hazard Identification).

Call-in

The Registrar of Motor Vehicles must be sure that you are able to continue driving safely. In order to do this you may be notified that the Registrar requires you to undertake a driving assessment to determine that you are safe to continue driving.

If you are required to do a call-in assessment it will be conducted over 4 sections and will include an exercise where you demonstrate your ability to turnaround in the road and park in a shopping centre or similar environment. You will also need to undertake a merge onto a road with a minimum 80km/h speed limit and do a short drive along that road.

In all other cases you will just have to follow the directions of your driving assessor. The driving assessor will be looking at your driving and marking you against the following criteria (not including Hazard Identification).

Overseas/Interstate Conversion

If you hold a licence from a non-recognised country you will need to undertake a practical driving assessment of your driving skills to transfer your licence to Tasmania. If you have to have a driving assessment it will be conducted over 6 sections and will include some exercises including an exercise where you demonstrate your ability to turnaround in the road and park at a predetermined spot, undertake a merge onto a road with a minimum 80km/h speed limit and do a short drive along that road and do a reverse parallel park.

In all other cases you will just have to follow the directions of your driving assessor The driving assessor will be looking at your driving and marking you against the following criteria.

For more detailed information on the assessment you can also read the P1 section in the Guide to your driving assessments booklet as your assessment is identical to the P1 assessment for novice drivers The booklet is also available in hard copy with the purchase of a Novice Drivers' Training Kit from Service Tasmania.

Disqualified

If your dirver's licence has been disqualified you may be required to take a driving assessment as part of the process to have it reissued If you are required to do an assessment it will be conducted over 4 sections and will include an exercise where you demonstrate your ability to turnaround in the road and park in a shopping centre or similar environment You will also need to undertake a merge onto a road with a minimum 80 km/h speed limit and do a short drive along that road.

In all other cases you will just have to follow the directions of your driving assessor. The driving assessor will be looking at your driving and marking you against the following criteria (not including Hazard Identification).

Expired > 5 years

If your drivers licence has been expired for 5 years or more you will need to take a driving assessment to have it reinstated. If you are required to do an assessment it will be conducted over 4 sections and will include an exercise where you demonstrate your ability to turnaround in the road and park in a shopping centre or similar environment. You will also need to undertake a merge onto a road with a minimum 80 km/h speed limit and do a short drive along that road.

In all other cases you will just have to follow the directions of your driving assessor. The driving assessor will be looking at your driving and marking you against the following criteria

(not including Hazard Identification).