Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    Weekend PDAs available during busy Christmas - New Year period

    2/12/2022 8:05 AM
    • Additional practical driving assessments released over December and January
    • New bookings to cater for busy period for driving tests at four metro DVS centres
    • More than 1300 weekend bookings released up to 29 January 2023 

    The State Government has announced an additional 1300 practical driving assessments will be made available across December and January, to cater for high demand across the summer period.


    The additional practical driving assessment (PDA) bookings will be released weekly, and be available on weekends at the Joondalup, Midland, Kelmscott and Rockingham Driver and Vehicle Services centres until 29 January 2023.


    Candidates can book a PDA between 7:55am and 3:40pm on Saturdays and Sundays at Joondalup, Midland and Rockingham and between 8:00am and 2:45pm at Kelmscott.


    PDAs can be booked or cancelled online 24/7 using the Department of Transport website.


    PDAs will not be available on the Christmas (24 and 25 December 2022) and New Year's (31 December 2022 and 01 January 2023) weekends.


    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "We know there is a high demand for practical driving assessments over the December and January period and releasing these additional weekend bookings provides flexibility for our PDA candidates.


    "Having access to a driver's licence opens the door to more work and training opportunities, so we want to be looking at ways we can cater for this busy period as more people look to undertake their PDAs.


    "I encourage all candidates to make the most of these weekend PDA bookings and visit the  Department of Transport website for tips and advice to pass the practical driving assessment."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500