Hazard Perception Test (HPT)

Hazard Perception Test now available for learner drivers

The Hazard Perception Test (HPT) is an online computerised test that measures a person’s ability to detect and respond to potentially dangerous situations on the road. Research shows the value of HPT in predicting subsequent crash risk, including some evidence that found those drivers who failed HPT at least twice were more likely to be involved in a crash compared to those who passed on their first attempt.

Persons issued with a learner licence after 1 January 2020 must successfully complete the HPT to be eligible for a provisional licence. You will not be able to complete the HPT until you have held a learner licence for three months.


Q: Where can I access the hazard perception test?

A: The formal test can be accessed at http://safeplatestesting.act.gov.au


Q: How do I complete the Hazard Perception Test?

A: FAQs about the Hazard Perception Test, as well as practice clips, can be found at http://safeplatestesting.act.gov.au.

Practice clips are available to help learner drivers familiarise themselves with the types of questions asked in the HPT, and there is no limit to how many times these can be accessed.

Instructions for what to do with your results, or what happens next if you fail, are also included on this page.


Q: When do I need to do the hazard perception test?

A: You may do the HPT at any time after you have held a learner licence for three months. Once you have successfully completed, it does not expire.


For more information about changes made from 1 January go to justice.act.gov.au/vision-zero-road-safety/safe-plates.