What age can I get a driver’s licence?

You can apply for a Learner’s Permit to drive a car once you are 16 and get a licence from the age of 17.

 

You can apply for a Learner’s Permit to drive a moped (scooter) once you are 15½ and get a licence from the age of 16.

 

You can get a Learner’s Permit earlier and a driver’s licence before 17 with special permission if you have undue hardship and need to drive.

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Please note: Laws are subject to change. Last updated July 2020.

Important: The information provided in this infosheet is for information only. 

It should not be relied on as legal advice. 

Please seek legal advice about your particular circumstances.

 

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