Driving Instructor Licence - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to teach another person to drive a motor vehicle for money or reward or as part of your employment duties.

Please be aware that you are required to act in accordance with the conditions imposed on the licence. In order to safeguard the professionalism and standards of driving instruction, there is a strict application process that must be followed.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be 21 years of age or over
  • hold a current (full) driver licence of the relevant class (must be held for three years out of the last four).

In summary, the application process will involve:

  • submitting documents and checks
  • undertaking tests (theory and practical)
  • obtaining a letter of eligibility
  • undertaking a driving instructor training course
  • a regulatory final assessment.

You also require to have a working with children check, and provide the road authority with your name, number and expiry date of licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Five years.


Licenses expire on the five year anniversary of date of issue.



Licence subject to a condition that you complete a further course of training within a specified time.

GeneralDuplicate Certificate$26.00



You can renew your licence at any time while your licence is current or within 90 days after the expiry of your licence.

Approval time

Once all requirements have been met an eligibility letter is sent within 4 weeks.

Administering agency

Transport for NSW
Roads and Maritime Services
Road Services

Act(s) name

Driving Instructors Act 1992 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Driving Instructors Regulations 2016 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Transport for NSW
Roads and Maritime Services
Road Services

Operating address:
101 Miller Street
North Sydney
New South Wales 2060
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 928
North Sydney
New South Wales 2059


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