Driving Instructor Licence - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to teach another person to drive a motor vehicle, or to test a person for the purpose of enabling that person to obtain a driving licence 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)
  • have a current working with children's check.

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 are also required to 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.


Licences expire five years after the date of issue.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Driving Instructors Act 1992 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Driving Instructors Regulations 2016 NSW

Lodgement process


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

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


Road Services

Roads and Maritime Services

Transport for NSW

Operating address: 101 Miller Street
North Sydney
New South Wales 2060
Mailing address: Locked Bag 928
North Sydney
New South Wales 2059
Phone: 13 22 13