In the Northern Territory, your very first licence will be provisional for 2 years (1 year if you are 25 years or older), and if at any time during that time your licence is cancelled or suspended, the full provisional period starts all over again on reissue. Also, in some cases, a court may order an additional provisional period when the licence holder is convicted of certain traffic offences. There are 3 ways that candidates may obtain a provisional licence in the NT – by passing a practical driving test at a MVR outlet, by successfully completing the METAL Basic and Intermediate courses (motorcycles and mopeds only) or through another approved training course. Whether you undertake the MVR practical test or an approved training course, the basic knowledge and skills you must achieve will be the similar. Obtaining your provisional licence will ultimately be based on your ability to demonstrate consistent and appropriate use of the System of Vehicle Control. Skills required include an understanding of the major controls of a motor vehicle, completing certain low speed manoeuvres, safe and efficient driving in busy traffic and at higher speeds, observation skills and dealing with hazards. Driver assessment processes have been designed to be fair and consistent.
Whatever your needs, Darwin Driving School is your one stop shop for driving lessons. Our lessons incorporate “defensive driving” skills, the knowledge and appropriate attitude equipping you to be a lifelong safe and competent driver.
Darwin Driving School instructors are Nationally Certified, Driving instructor qualified, and Government accredited. Darwin Driving School Instructors provide driving lessons for the whole of Darwin and rural areas by appointment.
Our professional Driving instructors cater for everybody: young learners, mature aged adult learners, nervous learners, international students, and overseas licence conversions. Our driving instructors also provide refresher courses.
Private In-car Lessons
Darwin Driving School provides private 1 on 1 driving lessons in our own driving school cars. We pick you up at your chosen location and drop you off at the end of your lesson at a location chosen by you. At present we have two automatic vehicles - A Honda Jazz and a Honda Civic.
Friendly & Patient
Darwin Driving School Instructors are friendly & patient. We understand it is important to be comfortable with your driving instructor in order to get the most out of your lessons. Our instructors are professional and courteous and strive to provide excellent customer service from your first lesson to the moment you get your licence!
Darwin & Around
Darwin Driving School provides driving lessons for all of Darwin including Palmerston and Casuarina. We may provide driving lessons beyond this area depending on our booking load. Please call for availabilities.