There are a few rules you need to follow when you’re a learner driver. When you’re out and about it’s important to follow these rules to avoid any fines or picking up driving behaviour that could cost you later on!

Learner driver rules

  • Avoid using your mobile phone when driving. Your phone can’t be used on speaker phone, hands-free or Bluetooth devices. Your supervisor or passengers can also not use their mobile on speaker phone while you’re driving.
  • Display your L plates on the front and rear of your car and ensure they can be seen 20 metres away.
  • If you accumulate four or more demerit points in one year a three-month licence suspension will apply. You’ll get demerit points when speeding, running red or yellow lights, being on your mobile phone, careless driving and other offences.
  • You must always be accompanied by a supervisor while driving. Your supervisor needs to have held their open licence for at least one year in the class of vehicle you’re learning in (e.g. manual or automatic).
  • Never drive after drinking alcohol or while under the influence of drugs. You must always be able to provide a zero blood or breath alcohol limit if asked by a police officer.
    For more information head to the Department of Transport and Main Road website.