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You will need to successfully complete the Driver Knowledge Test at a Service Tasmania shopfront to obtain an L1 learner licence. Please refer to Getting a Licence for more information on obtaining an L1 learner licence.

Once you obtain an L1 learner licence you will need to hold the licence for a minimum of three continuous months.

You need to start recording your supervised hours in a learner logbook now. This will ensure that you are building up your supervised driving hours in your logbook and are prepared to sit the P1 Driving Assessment once eligible.

Once you have held the licence for a period of three continuous months you can apply to the Department for an L2 licence. Applications can be made online and you will need to provide a brief statement on your practical driving experience as an L1 licence holder.

You will not have to complete an L2 Practical Driving Assessment to progress from an L1 licence to an L2 licence.

You will have to hold an L2 licence for a period of nine continuous months before you can attempt a P1 Practical Driving Assessment.

Before attempting a P1 Practical Driving Assessment it is strongly recommended you log 80 logbook hours (including 15 night-hours) in the combined learner stage (L1 and L2). This is consistent with previously announced changes to the eligibility requirements for the P1 Driving Assessment which are expected to be implemented from December 2020.