Published in July 28, 2021
Teenagers are often very excited when they get their learner’s license, and probably want to start learning straight away. If you’re the parent or guardian wondering how it’ll affect insurance, let us help you out.
Having a driver with their learner’s license won’t raise your premium rates, so don’t worry there. However, you should check with your insurance provider whether additional drivers in your households are covered or not. Adding a driver to your policy isn’t as expensive as you might think!
Teens can apply for their learner’s license once they turn 16 (all states except for ACT). In Australia, a learner’s license allows you to drive, as long as you’re under supervision. It can’t be any supervisor though. The supervisor must be a valid open license holder who’ve held their open license for a minimum of a year. All you need to get a learner’s license is to pass a written road rules test.
You will need to apply for a learner license at your local Department of Transport.
Different states have different laws correlated with learner drivers. The most common laws for Learners across all states include:
|ACT||15 years and 9 months|
|TAS||16 years and 3 months|
Check with your local Department of transport for more information on applying.
A learner’s license grants you time (100-120 hours) to practice and get used to the road rules before you get your P1 license. Once you’ve lodged your state’s required hours, you may then complete a driving test and gain your P1 license.
Information you’d need when applying for a P1 license would include your current learner’s license along with proof of your residential address.
In short, yes definitely. Any driver with any license must be insured to legally drive. So, what are your options to get insured on a learner’s license?
There are only two options for that:
Read more about how much car insurance costs.
While we at Tippla will always do our best to provide you with the information you need to financially thrive, it’s important to note that we’re not debt counsellors, nor do we provide financial advice. Be sure to speak to your financial services professional before making any decisions.
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