Rider Knowledge Test
The Rider Knowledge Test is a computer-based test you must pass to get your learner rider licence. Here's how to prepare and book your test.
Book a Rider Knowledge Test
When you're ready to take the test, you'll need to make a booking and pay the test fee.
Alternatively, you can book by phone 13 22 13 or in person at a service centre.
What is the Rider Knowledge Test?
The Rider Knowledge Test is a road rules knowledge test made up of 45 questions. The computer selects the questions at random from a question bank of several hundred questions.
The test includes:
- 15 general knowledge questions (you need to get at least 12 correct)
- 30 road safety questions (you need to get at least 29 correct).
The test will end immediately if you get:
- 4 questions wrong in the general knowledge section
- 2 wrong in the road safety section.
There’s no time limit for completing the test. Take your time to carefully read and consider each question.
Languages other than English
The 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. Call 13 22 13 to book an interpreter.
People with special needs or learning difficulties
If you have trouble understanding or reading the questions, staff can read questions out and explain them.
There is also an audio version of the test where you listen to the questions through headphones. It is available in all of the languages listed above.
If you have special needs, you can call 13 22 13 to make arrangements before you book the test. If you need help on the phone, ask someone to call on your behalf.
How to prepare for the test
Everything you need to know to pass the Rider Knowledge Test is in the Road User Handbook and Motorcycle Riders' Handbook (PDF 1.33MB). You can download them for free or buy them at any service centre.
There are no shortcuts to passing the test. If you don’t study the handbooks, you are unlikely to pass.
You can also practise for the test using our free app or online practice and test questions.
What happens next?
If you pass
Once you’ve passed your knowledge test, we can issue you with your learner rider licence. To receive your licence, you must present your:
- completed Licence Application form
- proof of identity
- Pre-learner Certificate of Competence – if you live in a rider training area
- payment for the licence fee.
If you fail
If you fail, you can attempt the test again. There is no waiting period to re-take the test, but you may need to book if the service centre doesn't have computers immediately available for you to re-sit the test. You'll need to pay the test fee each time you take the test.