Driving Instructor Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to act as a driving instructor. Licence holders are authorised to:

  • teach another person to drive a motor vehicle
  • 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 licence holders must 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.

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 3 years out of the last 4)
  • be authorised by Road and Maritime Services to undertake an approved course in driving instruction, and have passed
  • 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 need to provide the road authority with your name, number and expiry date of licence.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Driving instructor fees:

  • general fee - $206.00
  • if you are subject to a condition where you need to complete a driving instruction course within a specified time - $63.00.

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $31.00

Fees for 2023-24

General Miscellaneous All $35.00

Fee for the issue of a certificate. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $206.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Driving Instructors Act 1992 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Driving Instructors Regulations 2016 New South Wales

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

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.