Learner licence fees cut in half for Queenslanders

The Palaszczuk Government is reducing the cost of a learner licence to just $75 – less than half of the current fee.

The change offers first time drivers a saving of more than $100, which will come into effect from March 1.

Learner licences will continue to be valid for a three year period.

On average it takes Queenslanders almost two years to move to their provisional licence, and many even longer, which is why learner licences are provided for this amount of time.

In the last five years, the average age for a Queenslander to obtain a learner licence is 16 years and 3 months and to upgrade to a P1 is 17 years and 11 months.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said:

“Our learner licence fee is comparable to other Australian states – especially when factoring in other associated licence costs.

“The cost of licences supports the jobs of thousands of frontline transport staff, and the important systems in place that keep your identity secure.

“I’m pleased we can continue to deliver the same strong level of customer service while putting money back in the pockets of young Queenslanders and their families.

“My department will continue to review driver licences and fees, as we prepare for the rollout of digital licences this year.”

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