How Many Driving Lessons Do I Need?

Updated over 2 years ago

After your first lesson, your driving instructor will be in the best position to assess how many driving lessons you should take, based on factors such as:

•          Previous driving experience, if any

•          Confidence level

•          How quickly you appear to learn and master driving techniques

A New Driver

If you have no driving experience at all, we recommend at least 7 to 10 hours of driving lessons with an accredited driving instructor. For less confident learners, it’s not unusual to book up to 20 hours of instruction. We all learn at different speeds, and it is important to make sure you have a handle on what you’ve been taught in your driving lessons, not just for your driver’s test, but to be a safe and competent driver.

If you are a new driver but have had some driving experience – say, with a family member or friend – we recommend at least 5 to 7 hours of driving instruction to fine-tune your skills and prepare for your driving test.

International Driver’s Licence Holders

Most international driver’s licence holders book about 2 to 3 hours of driving instruction to prepare for the driver’s test here. Notably, there has been a high failure rate in this category, so we recommend starting with at least 3 to 5 hours of driving lessons before attempting the driving test.

Licenced wanting to learn how to drive a manual car

Most learners who already hold an Australian Driver's Licence, but wish to learn on a manual vehicle, will require 3 to 5 hours of driving lessons.

Please note that these ranges are a guide only and will vary from learner to learner.