New testing sites to help clear backlog of young drivers

Drivers’ licence tests are expected to resume when metropolitan Melbourne moves to the next step, with the government promising more testing sites to clear the backlog.

VicRoads had stopped conducting licence tests, and may Learners had been unable to get up to 120 hours.

A new package will make computer-based tests available online and boost licence testing capacity.

Online learner permit and Hazard Perception tests will be available from early next year.

Six more temporary testing sites will open by early in the new year to tackle the backlog.

The first priority under the staged resumption of licence testing will be re-booking appointments which have been postponed due to the pandemic.

Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll said it would take time.

“We’re working hard to deliver as many tests as possible in a COVID safe way, and work through the backlog of appointments as Melburnians begin to get back on the roads.”

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