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Allow easier transfer between C-A class licence and C class licence in WA and Qld

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Most states/territories in Australia allow a driver to remove their automatic transmission restriction (if they passed the practical driving test in an automatic car) from their drivers licence after a certain time period, without any further mandatory testing. This means the driver is now free to drive both manual and automatic cars.

  • New South Wales allows a driver to remove their automatic transmission restriction when they reach a provisional P2 licence or an unrestricted licence.
  • Victoria allows a driver to remove their automatic transmission restriction after their probationary period ends.
  • South Australia does not impose an automatic transmission restriction at all if a driver passes their practical driving test in an automatic car.
  • Tasmania allows a driver to remove their automatic transmission restriction after having the restriction for three years.
  • The Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory allow a driver to remove their automatic transmission restriction after 12 months on a provisional licence.

Of all the states/territories, only Queensland and Western Australia require the completion of an additional mandatory practical test in a manual car to remove an automatic transmission restriction. These states do not allow the driver to remove their automatic transmission restriction with time. This is discouraging drivers from completing their first practical driving test in an automatic car, for fear of the additional fees and time required for another practical driving test in the future. This would also decrease the pass rate of the tests, due to the increased complexity of driving a manual car. Thus, Queensland and Western Australia should follow the other states/territories in allowing the removal of an automatic transmission restriction with time, in order for drivers to have more flexibility in buying/driving a car in the future.



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