You will get a ‘Roadtrip to your licence’ kit when you pass your learner licence test. This kit includes a learner logbook.
You can use this logbook to record your 100 hours of supervised driving or you can use the electronic version on RACQ’s learn2go website.
If you are 25 years or older, it is not a requirement but we recommend that you do 100 hours of driving experience.
What to record in your logbook
We recommend using the hard copy logbook so you can take it with you on your driving session and enter the details immediately after. You need to record:
- the date
- vehicle details
- location of your driving experience.
Note: Both you and your supervisor/s are responsible for the accuracy of all logbook entries. Each entry must be signed and verified by your supervisor.
View a sample page from the learner logbook.
100 hours driving experience
- You must record 100 hours supervised on-road driving experience including 10 hours driving at night (between sunset and sunrise).
- Your 100 hours driving experience must be completed within the 3 years immediately before you lodge your logbook.
- All entries must be recorded in minutes (instead of hours and minutes) to make it easier to calculate totals.
- The entry pages have 3 columns to record the different types of driving experience:
- Experience with an accredited driver trainer (counted as triple time) for the first 10 hours (total 600 real minutes = 1800 logbook minutes).
- Daytime experience (between sunrise and sunset on one day).
- Night experience (between sunset on one day and sunrise on the next day).
Accredited driver trainer
An hour of accredited driver training equals 3 hours of driving time in your logbook. Once you have 10 hours recorded in this column, further training is recorded in the appropriate day or night column.
Completing and lodging your logbook
- You must be at least 17 years old to sign the declaration and submit your learner logbook.
- When you have your 100 hours of on-road driving experience, take your completed logbook and the Driving Experience Declaration (form F4464) at the back of the book, to an Australia Post outlet at least 12 business days before your Q-SAFE practical driving test.
- If you used the eLogbook – print it, sign the declaration and submit it through Australia Post in the same way as the hard copy logbook.
- You must sign the declaration in front of a witness who can verify your signature and your driver licence number. The witness must be at least 18 years old and hold a current Queensland open driver licence.
Australia Post will send your logbook to us for assessment. We will contact you about your results.
False entry in a logbook
A learner driver or a supervisor who makes a false or misleading entry in the logbook may be prosecuted. You could be fined up to $6600 and you won’t be able to take a practical test for 6 weeks from the date you pass the resubmitted logbook.
Prior driving experience
If you have driving experience in another Australian state/territory or another country within the past 3 years and want it to count towards your 100 hours, you must complete the Prior Driving Experience Application (form F4450). This form is used to apply for recognition of prior driving experience if you hold or held a class C learner licence issued from:
You will need to give us documents to prove your prior driving experience, for example an approved interstate/overseas learner logbook, driver trainer receipts or letters.
If the documents you give do not show sufficient details, for example dates; registration numbers; distances travelled; driving times in minutes; names of supervisors, you must attach a separate sheet giving these details.
Interstate and New Zealand logbooks
Your driving experience recorded in an approved logbook from interstate or New Zealand may count towards your 100 hours. You must:
You may be able to count up to 50 hours driving experience recorded in a logbook from a prescribed country towards your 100 hours. To do this you must: