Transport and Licensing

The Shire of Mukinbudin provides a Licensing Service through the Department of Transport.

Transactions are processed between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm. to allow sufficient time for your transactions to be completed please arrive at the counter 3.30pm or earlier.  Please NOTE: Cut off time for theory or Hazard Perception Tests is 3.00pm.

Firearms Licences are to be processed at the Australian Post Office.

For further information concerning the Department of Transport please contact their public information line on 13 11 56 or view their website.


Whether you're applying to get your first licence or wanting to transfer your licence from interstate or overseas, an application needs to be completed and five forms of ID presented and sighted. See below for the application form and the list of ID requirements.



Please note that licence transfers all vary in process and testing requirements, our friendly staff can help  you with any queries you  have about transferring your licence.

A quick note: Learner driver?Log books changed to the New Graduated Driver Training and Licensing System on October 2017, the new system is as follows

Computer Theory Tests (CTT)

Minimum age 16 years

The Shire of Mukinbudin has CTT facilities. Booking an appointment would be appreciated if possible.  Cut off time is 3.30pm.

Once you have passed the CTT you will be issued a Leaner's Permit.

Log Books & Learner Guides

A Log Book and Learner Guide is issued at the time of a successful PASS of your CTT. This contains information to assist you in developing safe driving skills.  It also has a combined log book you need to record your supervised day and night driving experience prior to your Practical Driving Assessment. (PDA)

Log Book requirements are now 50 supervised hours including a minimum of five hours of night driving (between sunset and sunrise).

Hazard Perception Test (HPT)

Minimum age 16 years and six months

You can book your HPT a minimum of six months after you receive your Learner's Permit. Bookings would be appreciated. Bring your Learner's Permit in for identification purposes.

After passing your HPT, you need to build on your experience and continue recording a minimum of 50 supervised driving hours including at least five hours at night (between sunset and sunrise) if under 25.

It's important to use a vehicle safely and consistently, in all conditions and traffic, so you're prepared for driving solo.
Once you have completed the minimum 50 hours of supervised driving experience (if applicable) and have developed the ability to control your vehicle safely, you can take the Practical Driving Assessment (PDA).

Practical Driving Assessment (PDA)

Minimum age 17 years

PDA bookings are available for the local community up to two weeks prior to the date the PDA is booked for.  Two weeks prior to the date set for the PDA the bookings are made available for everybody to access online.  DOT online Bookings

In addition to completing the minimum supervised driving hours, you should refer to the Driving Techniques for Safer Drivers: A Guide for Learner Drivers (Booklet) and Drive Safe handbook to prepare for your Practical Driving Assessment (PDA).

It is recommended that you choose to dress for comfort and practicality.

If you are undertaking a PDA for any motorcycle class (R-N, R-E or R), you must wear appropriate clothing, including fully enclosed footwear, an approved helmet, long trousers, and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket. It is also highly recommended that you wear gloves and eye protection.

The Ride Safe handbook is a useful resource if applying for a moped (R-N class) or LAMS approved motorcycle class.

If you fail your PDA you will need to pay for your next PDA and wait a minimum seven days before you re book to sit another assessment.

Once you have passed the PDA you will be granted a provisional licence and are able to drive unsupervised.