Driving Instructor Authority - Victoria


You will require this authorisation if you intend to teach unlicensed people to drive motor vehicles for financial gain or in the course of any trade or business. It does not authorise you to teach people to drive a motorcycle, a vehicle with a gross mass of more than 4.5 tonnes, or a vehicle with a seating capacity of more than twelve adults including the driver.

If you are currently an accredited driving instructor in another state or territory in Australia or New Zealand then you may be eligible for mutual recognition. Mutual recognition allows a skill or training to be recognised Australia-wide and aids the application process.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

The applicant must:

  • hold a current full Victorian driver licence
  • submit proof of identification documents
  • have successfully completed a Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport - Driving Instruction) (TL141207)
  • demonstrate that you are a fit and proper person in accordance with criminal and/or driving criteria. Criminal offences and serious or frequent driving offences may exclude an applicant from being a Driving Instructor Authority holder
  • hold a current Working with Children Check if you intend to instruct students under the age of 18 years on a regular basis
  • provide a certificate from a medical practitioner certifying that you are not suffering any condition that would prevent you from working as a driving instructor
  • pass a traffic history check
  • complete the required application form
  • pay all required fees.


This authorisation is valid for three years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $572.40

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Road Safety Act 1986 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2019 Victoria

Application process


A Police Check, eyesight test and medical examination needs to be conducted and the results submitted with the completed application form, along with evidence of successful completion of Certificate IV course.

Lodgement process


You will need to attach to your application:

  • two passport-sized photographs
  • Evidence of successful completion of Certificate IV course
  • 'Victoria Police Certificate' for completed Police Check
  • Endorsement from Medical Practitioner.

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Planning

Safe Transport Victoria

Contact details

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