What age can you get P Plates and start driving in Australia?

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Are you wondering what age you need to be to drive by yourself in Australia? Wondering what age you need to be to upgrade from L plates and get red P plates?

In this article, we’re going to look at the age when you can start driving by yourself in each state of Australia.

In NSW

In NSW, you can drive at age 17 with red P plates after meeting testing requirements. See the official New South Wales P1 licence page for more info.

In QLD

In QLD, you can drive at age 17 with red P plates after meeting testing requirements. See the official Queensland P1 licence page for more info.

In ACT

In the ACT, you can drive at age 17 with red P plates after meeting testing requirements. See the official Australian Capital Territory ACT learners and provisional drivers page for more info.

In VIC

In VIC, you can drive at age 18 with red P plates after meeting testing requirements. See the official Victorian Vicroads P Plate page for more info.

In TAS

In TAS, you can drive at age 17 with red P plates after meeting testing requirements. See the official Tasmanian Plates Plus page for more info.

In SA

In SA, you can drive at age 17 with red P plates after meeting testing requirements. See the official South Australian MyLicence page for more info.

In WA

In WA, you can drive at age 17 with red P plates after meeting testing requirements. See the official Western Australian Department of Transport page for more info.

In NT

In the NT, you can drive at age 16.5 with red P plates after meeting testing requirements. See the official Northern Territory Government licence page for more info.