Choosing a test time
Choose a time that’s convenient for you and the person taking you to the test (if applicable).
Make sure your test won’t clash with school or work commitments, as you want to be able to focus on the test. It's a good idea to take your test in the morning (before you go to work or school). This time means you won’t have to worry about school or work and can take time to prepare without distraction. A morning test also means there will also be no pressure to finish before the testing facility closes. If you do take the test in the afternoon, remember that you must start before pm.
Bookings are not required at metropolitan licensing centres, though they may be required at regional agencies as business hours vary. You should confirm these details with your nearest Department of Transport Centre (check locations and opening hours here).
Before the test
It’s important to get a good night’s sleep, stay hydrated, and make sure you eat before the test. Although not physically taxing, tests are often mentally draining and you want to be at your best to give yourself the best chance to your pass on your first attempt.
You should arrive early and use the extra time to revise and do some practice tests. We recommend bookmarking our practice tests page in your phone’s browser so you can test yourself as you wait for the test.
Make sure you’re aware of what you need to bring (under Task 1) to the test and the test and licence fees you will have to pay.
Sitting the test
When you sit the test, try to remain calm and take your time. There is no time limit, so you can take as long as you want. Read the question and each option carefully. Even if you come across a question you’ve answered in practice tests, you should still take your time and choose carefully after reading the question and options in full.
Check out the other resources available to help you pass the Learner's Test WA and get your learner permit (L plates):
- Drive Safe: A Handbook for WA Road Users Summary
- Practice tests
- Study tips
- Test details
- Permit details
For comprehensive information on the learner permit and WA Learner's Test, please refer to the Department of Transport website. The above information is a summary of this content and although current when published may now be outdated. To ensure you are accessing the most current and accurate information, use the DoT website or visit your nearest Department of Transport centre.