Motor Driving Instructors Licence - South Australia


Any person who intends to work as a driving instructor must obtain a licence to do so. Applicants must have undertaken appropriate training and meet certain conditions. Transport SA has accredited a number of private training providers.

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 a motor driving instructors licence you must:

  • Have held a driver's licence for at least 4 years
  • Have held an unconditional driver's licence for a continuous period of not less than 2 years preceding the date of your application (minimum age 21 years)
  • Not have been disqualified from holding a driver's licence in the preceding 2 years
  • Completed Certificate of Fitness
  • National Police Clearance Certificate
  • Two written character references
  • Proof of identity


Five years.


2020-2021 fees:

  • $89 Road Law test
  • $267.00 Regulator assessment (car) per assessment
  • $437.00 Regulator assessment (heavy vehicle) per assessment
  • $540.00 Motor driving instructor licence for 5 years

Other resources

Application process


You will be required to fill out the application form and lodge it at a Service SA customer service centre with the supporting documents. 

Additional information

When submitting your application you will need to provide the following:

  • a resume with employment references
  • a current national police check
  • a medical and eyesight certificate 
  • proof of identity
  • a certified copy of a current certificate IV in Transport Logistics
  • evidence of successfully passing the road rules theory test for MDI's

Disqualified persons or entities

Your application is unlikely to be accepted if you have:

  • been convicted of any sexual, fraud, financial, violent, drug related or theft offences
  • a history of driving offences or licence disqualifications/suspensions 

Administering agency

Department for Infrastructure and Transport

Contact details

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Service SA

Department for Infrastructure and Transport

Mailing address: GPO BOX 1533
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 13 10 84
Phone: 08 8463 3490
Website: Service SA (Opens in new window)