Special Mobility Vehicle (SMV) Knowledge Test
Applying for an SMV rider licence? First, you need to pass the SMV Knowledge Test.
What is the SMV Knowledge Test?
The Special Mobility Vehicle (SMV) Knowledge Test is a computer-based test that you must pass to apply for a SMV learner rider licence.
It's similar to the Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) you take when going for your learner driver licence.
An SMV learner rider licence allows someone with disability to ride a three-wheeled SMV, such as a Nippi. A special condition will be added to your licence which only allows you to ride SMVs.
As an SMV learner rider, you can apply directly for a learner rider licence. You won’t need to do any pre-learner or pre-provisional rider training.
For more information about SMVs, see Special Mobility Vehicle rider licences.
Who needs to take the test?
You need to take the SMV Knowledge Test if you are applying for an SMV learner rider licence even if you already hold a driver or rider licence.
Preparing for the test
Before attempting the SMV Knowledge Test you must read the Motorcycle Riders' Handbook (PDF 1.33MB). SMV riders have the same rules as those with rider licences.
All of the information you need for the test can be found in this handbook.
You'll need to answer 45 questions about road rules and road safety related to the SMV rider licence.
Practise the SMV Knowledge Test
To prepare for the test, you can read the SMV Knowledge Test practice questions (PDF 1.68MB).
All the questions that may be asked are available in this question bank.
You can also take the SMV Knowledge Practice Test before attempting the real test.
Booking your test
Once you've read the Motorcycle Riders' Handbook (PDF 1.33MB) and test questions you can book your SMV Knowledge Test.
What you'll need to book your test:
- your proof of identity
- a completed Licence Application (PDF 952.73KB)
- a medical report
- your contact lenses or glasses (if needed)
- the test fee.
To book your test you can either:
- book online, or
- visit a service centre and pay the test fee.
Extra support for taking the test
Languages other than English – the Special Mobility Vehicle Knowledge Test is available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Korean, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
A free interpreter service is available to people who need to take the test in other languages. Please call 13 22 13 to arrange an interpreter.
If you're from a disadvantaged background or Aboriginal community – the Driver Licensing Access Program can help you in your journey to getting a licence.
There is also the Get licensed, get legal, get work program, which helps with the literacy, numeracy and computer skills needed to pass.
Additional needs – if you have trouble reading the test questions, our staff can assist by reading the questions and explaining them for you.
An audio version of the test (where you listen to the questions) is also available in multiple languages.
Please call 13 22 13 to make arrangements with a service centre before you book your test.
If you fail the SMV Knowledge Test
Depending on availability, you may be able to resit the test on the same day, or you can book to sit it another time.
You'll need to pay a test fee each time you attempt the test.