Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
Online Testing for Learner Permits
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that young Victorian are unable to get their learner permits due to the COVID-19 stage 3 and 4 stay at home restrictions. However, the learner permit test process could easily be transferred to an online platform.

VicRoads have yet to process the backlog of learner permit applications from the first lockdown, and it will be many months before eligible individuals can get their permits. Some VicRoads offices have stated that it is unlikely that they will take bookings for learners permits prior to 2021.

The learner permit test should not require applicants to be at a VicRoads office to get their permit. The learner permit test can easily be made available online and when the applicant passes, they can take their results to VicRoads to get a photo taken at a suitable time. It would be an easy process to implement.

Licences are vital for all young people, especially those residing in country Victoria who rely on their licence to get to and from work or study. Delays in getting their learner permits will have a massive effect in the longer term.
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Department of Transport to change the current learner permit testing system to an online testing system so all young Victorians can have the opportunity to obtain their licences during the COVID-19 restrictions.
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The Hon. Wendy Lovell