On-road practice – applying for a driving test

General information

Driving tests are comprised of a theory portion and a practical portion. Learners cannot sit the practical portion until they have reached the minimum age for the relevant category.

Tests will be organised by the driving school.


In general, these rules also apply to EU citizens in Austria.


Competent authority

For applications: a driving school (→ WKO)German Text of your choice

A list of driving licence authorities in Austria can be found here.


The theory portion of the driving test consists of a computer-based test (available in German, English, Croatian, Slovenian and sign language).

Once learners have passed their theory test, they can take their practical driving test. They will be tested by an examiner from the competent authority, and may choose to either do their test in a training vehicle from a driving school (→ WKO)German text or in their own practice vehicle. Their supervisor must also be present during the test.


If learners wish to use their own training vehicle for the test, it must be a four-door vehicle with a maximum design speed of at least 100 km/h.

If a driving test is taken in an automatic vehicle, the licence obtained will be restricted to such vehicles.

After the driving licence has been issued, the special plates (‘L’ plates) no longer need to be used.

Detailed information about on-road practice – after the practical driving test can also be found at oesterreich.gv.at.

Required documents

  • Log book
  • Confirmation from the driving school that all training has been completed (observation drive, skill refinement training and test preparation)

Costs and fees

  • Theory test: 11 Euro (for 2 modules)
  • Practical test: 60 Euro

Legal basis

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 31 January 2023

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