Book a PDA securely

Why itís important to protect your identity and take care when sharing personal information with driving instructors or private businesses.

Practical driving assessment bookings

To enhance the security of our customers when booking a PDA, DoT has made changes to the online booking system.

From 1 July 2023, learnerís permit holders will be required to book a PDA via their DoTDirect account which requires two-factor authentication. To sign up for an account, please visit the DoTDirect registration page.

Driving instructors are authorised by DoT to provide driving instruction services but are not DoT employees. 

You are the owner of any PDA bookings made under your name and remain responsible for personal information you share with driving instructors or private business.     

You should not pay any additional fees to secure a PDA booking through a driving instructor or private business.

Book a Practical Driving Assessment (online)

Secure your identity

As the holder of a learnerís permit, your consent is required to book or cancel a PDA booking. 

It is an offence for a person to assume another personís identity. 

Why DoT protects your identity

Learnerís permits and driverís licence cards are used as primary forms of identification.

DoT works closely with the WA Police Force and other agencies under our proof of identity (POI) arrangements to ensure the integrity of these forms of identification and to protect your identity.


How we protect your identity

DoT protects your identity by:

  • Using security features on licences and photo cards; 
  • Requiring two-factor authentication (2FA) to access your DoTDirect account.
  • Recording licences and other cards as reported lost, stolen or destroyed; 
  • Referring suspicious customer identification cases to a specialised unit or WA Police Force; and 
  • Validating key POI documents with the issuing authority.

More information about protecting your identity can be found on the Home Affairs website. 

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Page last updated: Tue Jul 4 2023 2:50:51 PM