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Driver testing restrictions lifted from 1 July

Published: 22 June 2020
Released by: Minister for Customer Service

Driver testing will be back at full capacity from 1 July, thanks to easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

 

Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said all customers would be able to book a driver test online, via phone or in a Service NSW Centre.

“Thanks to the cooperation and discipline of so many people, Service NSW has been able to reintroduce driver testing,” Mr Dominello said.

“Appropriate safeguards will remain in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19, such as disposable seat covers, hand sanitiser and gloves. Customers will also need to sign a statutory declaration confirming they are well enough to take the test.”

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said drivers and riders who want to progress from P1 to P2 and then on to an unrestricted licence can now do so online.

“Drivers now have a simpler, faster and more COVID-safe way of moving from one licence level to the next,” Mr Constance said.

“Getting your licence for the first time is a major milestone for a young person, while many others rely on their licence for employment or mobility.”

As driver testing was closed for three months due to COVID-19, Service NSW is expecting a high demand for this service. An additional 50 driver testers have been hired across the state to increase the number of tests available to customers.

There are an estimated 4800 driver tests performed every week. Planning is underway to increase capacity to approximately 6500 tests per week to address the backlog of tests.

For more information on driver testing please visit www.service.nsw.gov.au

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