FAQ2018-02-19T21:22:23+10:00

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How to book a free lesson with keys2drive2017-07-25T00:19:22+10:00

How to book a free lesson

Holders of international driving permits upgrading to an Australian licence are NOT eligible for a keys2drive free lesson. To be eligible for a keys2drive free lesson the learner driver MUST hold an Australian learners permit and be progressing to their P Plates. Click here for eligibility requirements.

  • To watch a video on how to book and register for a free lesson, click here.
  • First, register with keys2drive.
  • Once you have completed registration, sign in to your account and click on the link to get your free lesson ID.
  • Search for an accredited keys2drive driving instructor in your area. If there are none in your suburb try the surrounding areas.
  • Contact an instructor or Driving School from the list provided, quote your free lesson ID number and book a suitable time for you and your supervising driver (normally your mum or dad).

Parent/Supervisors can book too!

If you are a parent/supervisor whose learner driver is eligible, you can book the free driving lesson on their behalf.

  • First, register with keys2drive.
  • When you have completed registration, sign in to your account and click on the link to register a new learner – you’ll need your learner’s licence/permit number and their email address. This must be different from the email you registered with.
  • Once you’ve registered a learner driver, you will receive their ID number to the mobile number you entered. Record their free lesson ID number and give it to your instructor when you book (the free lesson ID will also be texted to your learner).
  • Search for an accredited driving instructor by area. Contact an instructor from the list provided to book a free driving lesson time, quoting the free lesson ID. Both you and the learner driver must attend the free lesson. It is best if your learner has around 10 hours driving experience before having the keys2drive lesson.

Note: If you are unable to attend the free lesson you have booked, contact your instructor and let them know at least 24 hours in advance. If you provide 24 hours notice, you will be able to re-schedule the lesson.

Free key2drive Lesson FAQs2017-07-25T00:15:58+10:00
How can I book a driving lesson?2017-07-25T00:12:59+10:00

To book a driving lesson you can give us a call direct on 0414 464 034 or click on “Book a Lesson” on this website.

How much are the Licence fees?2018-10-07T22:02:22+10:00

Licence fees

Learner licence fees

Item Cost as at 1 July 2018
Learner licence—issued for 3 years
$171.90
Replacement learner licence—issued with the same expiry date as your current licence
$75.65
Replacement learner logbook
$21.60
Learner logbook exemption application
$42.90
 

Provisional, probationary and open licence fees

Item Cost as at 1 July 2018
1 year driver licence
$78.90
2 year driver licence
$110.00
3 year driver licence
$136.15
4 year driver licence
$157.55
5 year driver licence
$176.75
Replacement driver licence—issued with the same expiry date as your current licence
$75.65
Additional fee for grant of licence with code I (alcohol interlock)
$312.55
 

Licence test fees

Item Cost as at 1 July 2018

Written road rules (knowledge) test—general, motorcycle or heavy vehicle. If you take the motorcycle knowledge test online, you only pay the fee when you pass the test.

If you take the motorcycle knowledge test at a counter, you will need to pay whether you pass the test or not.

$24.75
Practical driving test—all class types
$57.90
Hazard perception test
$20.45

Exemption application fees

Item Cost as at 1 July 2018
Learner logbook exemption application
$42.90
High-powered (performance) vehicle restriction exemption application
$42.90
Late night driving restriction exemption application
$42.90
Alcohol interlock exemption application
$41.45

Proof of age card fee

Item Cost as at 1 July 2018
Proof of age card (18+ card)
$69.00

Source: https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/licensing/driver-licensing/fees

What do I need to bring to my driving lesson?2017-07-25T00:03:43+10:00

All you need to bring is your logbook, licence and

payment– Oh and Confidence

Can I use my own car for driving lessons?2017-07-25T00:11:21+10:00

Yes. However the registered owner must sign an Indemnity Form (provided by MotM).

Can I use my own car for the driving test?2017-07-24T20:20:01+10:00

Yes. However please ensure your vehicle is roadworthy and all indicators and brake lights are working on the day of your test. Also the registered owner of the vehicle has to sign a form to authorise for test vehicle..

Is there is a situation where you don’t have to belt up?2017-07-24T13:57:03+10:00

The one time you don’t have to wear a seatbelt is when you’re reversing.

When can I use my car horn?2017-07-24T13:51:44+10:00

It is an offence to use your horn or any other warning device unless you need to warn other road users your vehicle is approaching or you need to warn animals to get off the road or the horn part of an anti-theft or alcohol interlock device in your vehicle.

I have to wear shoes to drive?2017-07-24T13:36:10+10:00

You don’t have to wear shoes for driving lessons or the driving test. While wearing certain types of footwear when driving or driving barefoot is not illegal, vehicle control can be compromised, and it is not recommended.

I can’t cross my hands when turning the steering wheel?2017-07-24T12:50:59+10:00

YES. As long as you do not cross your hands to the bottom of the steering wheel.

I have to indicate onto a roundabout when I am driving straight ahead?2017-07-24T12:47:48+10:00

No. Think of your roundabout as a cross road – indicate L to turn left, indicate R to turn right or U-turn, no indicator to go straight ahead – however the rule is “always indicate Left to exit”. Click on “practice rules at roundabouts” to test your knowledge.

Can I drive with my pet sitting on my lap?2017-07-24T12:43:58+10:00

No. You will be slapped with a fine. All pets should be on floor or passenger seats. The safest place is in the back.

Can I use my lights to warn other vehicles police radar ahead?2017-07-24T12:38:40+10:00

No. The old Australian custom of flashing your lights to warn oncoming vehicles of a police car up the road could get you fined.

Improvements to the practical driving test2017-07-24T12:27:09+10:00

From 29 June 2015 an enhanced practical driving test (also known as Q-SAFE) will commence across Queensland.

The enhanced test will apply to practical tests for cars, heavy vehicles and motorcycles.

The major enhancements, placing a stronger emphasis on high-risk manoeuvres and safe driving skills and behaviours, include:

  1. Introducing zero tolerance to speeding whereby a critical driving error will be applied for any level of speeding, reflecting the fact that it is against the law to speed over the posted speed limit in any circumstances.
  2. Increasing the significance of not maintaining an appropriate following distance and not displaying appropriate hazard perception by introducing a specific repeat driving error for both criteria—resulting in a fail if a person commits the same error 4 times.
  3. Introducing highly desirable drive situations such as high speed merging, to be assessed if the infrastructure and/or traffic conditions are available. In areas where infrastructure does not allow for a high speed merge, a left or right turn from a side road into a higher speed road is recommended as an alternative.
  4. Reducing the minimum number of manoeuvres required to be assessed from 3 to 2. The current selection of manoeuvres will be retained are turn around, U-turn, hill start, automatic gear change, reversing exercise and reverse park—1 of the manoeuvres must have a reversing component.
  5. Strengthening the criteria to specifically prescribe the minimum number of right and left turns that must be completed at certain intersection types—such as T-section and cross road intersections.

The enhanced Q-SAFE practical driving test also places a greater emphasis on the driving examiners providing meaningful feedback to the candidate at the end of the test.

To help you develop the skills needed to pass the Q-SAFE practical driving test and become a safer driver, it is suggested you read the relevant guide to the practical driving test you are taking:

Practice road rules test2017-07-24T09:18:50+10:00

About this service from the State of Queensland (Department of Transport and Main Roads) 2010-2015 online services Practice road rules test

This online service allows you to practise your general, motorcycle and heavy vehicle tests. The questions used in these tests are similar to the questions used on the real tests.

Before taking any of the practice road rules tests, make sure you have read Your Keys to Driving in Queensland. You should also read the Motorcycle Riders Guide before taking the motorcycle test.

  • General test – This test contains 10 give way questions, and 20 road rule questions, which you could be asked when applying for your licence.
  • Motorcycle test – This test contains 30 questions on motorcycle licensing, road rules, and hazard perception, which you could be asked when applying for your licence.
  • Heavy vehicle test – This test contains 10 questions about heavy vehicles which you could be asked when applying for your licence.

NB – Before you may undertake any online transactions with them you must carefully read and accept the terms of us.