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Learning to Drive - Learner driver through to provisional driver

Learning to Drive

Having a driver’s licence will increase your opportunities for employment and recreational activities and will also give you independence. However, don’t forget that it will also bring increased responsibilities.

Pathways to obtaining a driver's licence

DriveSafe NT

Changes have been made to the program effective 5 October 2015. Please contact DriveSafe on 1800 121 411 for further information.


DriveSafe NT is a driver education, training and licensing program for Territory drivers aged 16 to 25 years available in Darwin, Alice Springs and Katherine. In partnership with DriveSafe NT Remote it will be available in Tennant Creek in the future.

DriveSafe NT provides you with the opportunity to gain essential knowledge of road rules, safe driving practices and attitudes, and to access professional driver training to make you safer on our roads.

DriveSafe NT - Important News

Enrolments into the DriveSafe NT program are now open. For more information on how to enrol see Enrolling in DriveSafe NT

To log in to Drive Safe NT Online (if you have already enrolled)
Click here.



Through your local Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR)

People aged 16 years or over can attend their local Motor Vehicle Registry office and attempt an MVR Theory test in order to qualify for a learner licence.

DriveSafe NT Remote

The DriveSafe NT Remote Indigenous Driver Education and Licensing program is a two year trial program developed in partnership between the Northern Territory Government, the National Road Safety Council, the Territory Insurance Office and the Commonwealth's Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.