Learner's Licence Applications


Before applying for a driving licence, you must have a learner's licence. You can get a learner's licence for a motor cycle over 125 CCs, car, minibus, small goods vehicle or for a larger vehicle if you are older than 17 years of age. You can get a learner's licence for a 50 CC to 125 CC motor cycle if you are 16 years older.

Once you have a learner's licence, you may drive the type of vehicle for which the learner's licence is valid. However a licensed driver must accompany you at all times (except on a motor cycle). A learner driver may not carry another person on a motor cycle.


To apply for a learner's licence you need to complete LL1 form at your local testing centre. You need to supply two identical black and white or colour photographs, produce your ID and pay the required fee. You must be over 17 years old.

Before the learner's licence is issued you must pass the learner's test which examines your knowledge of the rules of the road, the traffic signs, and the controls of a vehicle. You must also undergo an eye test.

Study materials to help you prepare for the learner's licence test are available at various shops.

A learner's licence is valid for 24 months.

For more information contact:

Law Administration Helpdesk
Tel: 021 483 2080 / 2078 / 2469

Twitter: @WCGovTPW

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Government Body: (Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government)

You need to pay R68 to make an appointment to write the learner's licence test and R33 for the learner's licence once you have passed the test.

The content on this page was last updated on 26 February 2015