COVID19 – VicRoads Priority / Hardship/ Special Exemptions/ Testing

UPDATE  30th September 2021:


Anybody who is approved for a Hardship/ Special Exemption/ Priority test is now able to have ONE pre-test lesson before their priority drive test.

Link: Information on Pre-test Lesson


VicRoads is now offering both their computer tests (Road Law Knowledge and Hazard Perception) online. You can now complete these tests online and be ready to practice and go for your drive test after the lockdown is eased.

Link: Online Hazard Perception Test

General Update

All VicRoads tests (computer and practical tests) and driving lessons continue to be postponed during the lockdown. For information on Priority Testing, please scroll down.

VicRoads will be in touch with people who have bookings to inform them and make the necessary arrangements. If you have any questions regarding your appointments, please call VicRoads on 13 11 71.

Please remember to contact your assigned instructor first before rescheduling your appointments to ensure you are choosing the best appointments and that your instructor is available for your test and lessons. DO NOT PANIC to book the appointments.

Link: VicRoads Coronavirus Information

Please call us on 04 1006 7479 to discuss what your options are.

We are continuing to follow strict hygiene procedures and other operational procedures as per the advice of the ADTAV and DHHS to ensure our Instructors and Clients are safe.

Information on Hardship/ Special Exemption/ Priority Testing

Although the coronavirus pandemic has forced VicRoads to temporarily suspend its driver licence testing operations, VicRoads has implemented a special exemptions process and priority testing for individuals who need to get their driver licence. Whether you are going for your P plates test or converting your overseas licence, VicRoads has options for you and our driving instructors are ready to assist you. Please see the below links for more information on eligibility and the application process.

Information on Priority Testing:

Application (Priority Testing):

How can we assist you?

Our driving instructors are experts in drive test preparation. They are friendly and knowledgeable and can assist you to pass your drive test with minimal lessons. With a few different drive test package options which are affordable and discounted, our driving instructors are ready to assist you in obtaining your driver licence. Please click here to see our prices and packages.

Once you have applied for a drive test exemption and are approved, give us a call on 04 1006 7479 before confirming a drive test date so we can guide you with your drive test booking.

Please remember driving lessons are still not permitted but you may use your instructor’s car for your driving test and they can attend the drive test with you.

What does this mean for Learner Drivers?

If any of the below options apply to you, then you can apply for a Priority Test:

  • you need to get your p plates to travel to school or work;
  • you need your licence to support your family members (parents, sibling or other direct family members);
  • you need your licence to apply for jobs and increase your chance of finding a job;
  • you have a medical condition that would make it risky for you to travel on public transport and increase your risk of contracting coronavirus; or
  • you fall under any of the other Hardship categories under the VicRoads eligibility criteria. Please click here for more information.

What does this mean for Overseas Licence Holders?

If any of the below options apply to you, then you can apply for a Priority Test:

  • your Overseas Licence is expiring or already expired;
  • you can not legally drive on your Overseas Licence;
  • you need an Australian Driver Licence for employment purposes; or
  • you fall under any of the other Hardship categories under the VicRoads eligibility criteria. Please click here for more information.

Our Hygiene Protocols

Learning Pedals Driving School has implemented several strict hygiene practices to protect your health and well-being. As a reputed Driving School, your health and safety is our top priority. Here are a few things we are doing:

  1. Increased cleaning of our cars – all our Driving Instructors wipe down all contact surfaces after completing a lesson and before commencing a new lesson. We spray and wipe down all contact surfaces and dispose of wipes in a safe manner as advised by the authorities.
  2. Santisation – all our driving instructors carry hand sanitisers with them and will sanitise themselves before lessons and ask you to sanitise your hands when you get in the car.
  3. Limiting our lessons – we have limited the number of lessons we are conducting to ensure we are available to assist those who need to prepare and go for their licence appointments.

We have implemented all the health and hygiene protocols that have been both imposed and advised by the government.

We are consistently monitoring the situation and as a team take appropriate decisions and measures to ensure our driving instructors and clients are safe always, most of the time taking actions before it becomes mandatory.

By implementing all these procedures, it means we can continue to assist our clients while protecting our staff and clients.

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