Hazard Perception Test NSW

The Hazard Perception Test NSW is an important step towards securing your driving privileges. The path to mastering the roads and passing the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) does not need to be tough or intimidating. We are here to guide you through each step of the journey, instilling confidence and ensuring you are well-prepared.

This touch screen-based examination requires an understanding of around 34 questions. Success in the HPT NSW can be achieved with dedicated preparation: try to practice all the questions at least 3 to 4 times. Utilising training resources such as practice apps can greatly enhance your preparedness and boost your chances of passing the HPT NSW exam.

If you fail the HPT test you will be allowed to redo the test. You can do this test as many times as you need to pass and be able to book you actual driving test.

You can practice the HPT test online as the online practice tests use the exact same scenarios that transport for NSW use in the HPT.

Hazard Perception Test Practice

The test is designed to test your ability to identify hazards whilst driving. During the test you will be presented with a number of real life scenarios that you might encounter whilst driving.

Then using a touch screen computer you have to respond appropriately to any hazardous situations. The purpose of the test is twofold. Firstly to make sure you can identify basic hazardous situations.

Secondly to make sure you know how to respond appropriately to each hazardous situation. Then when you can identify and respond to hazards appropriately you will be allowed to book your actual on road driving test.

Download the Hazard Perception Handbook

This comprehensive guide is an important first step in your preparation. It provides detailed insights into various driving hazards and how to handle them. It’s like having a driving instructor in your in your pocket, always ready to answer your questions.

Book a Driving Lesson

There is no substitute for experience. Our instructors will guide you through real-life scenarios, helping you identify hazards and respond appropriately. This hands on approach ensures you are ready for everything the road can throw at you.


Take a Practice Driving Test

Just like a mock exam before the real deal our Practice Driving Test helps you understand the types of hazards you will encounter in the real HPT. In addition you will learn how to respond to those hazards in real time. This will help you in the HPT and in the real driving test.

The Best Part?

It’s conducted in real time, so you get an accurate feel for what to expect.

Pass the Online HPT Test

Before booking your actual driving test, you need to pass the online HPT. This test is an excellent way to gauge your skill level and understanding of hazard perception. Plus, it’s another opportunity to practise before the real thing.

Each step in your journey to passing the HPT is crucial, and we’re here to make sure it’s smooth and successful. Start your hazard perception test practice now and hit the road with confidence. Let’s get you driving!


What is the best way to practice for Hazard Perception Test?

Practicing for the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) is essential to become a safe and competent driver. The HPT is designed to evaluate your ability to identify road hazards and make safe decisions while driving. Here are the top ways to prepare for this crucial test efficiently.


1. Understand the Test Format

First things first, understanding the format of the test will give you a leg up in your preparation. The HPT includes a series of video clips where you have to identify potential hazards. Taking the time to familiarise yourself with this format can significantly improve your performance.

2. Use Online Practice Tests

Online practice tests are an invaluable resource for preparing for the HPT. They simulate the real test conditions, helping you understand timing constraints and giving you a realistic idea of the types of hazards you’ll be identifying.

3. Engage in Interactive Learning

Interactive learning through courses like the Transport for NSW Safer Drivers Course allows you to learn hazard perception in an engaging and immersive way. These courses often use real-life examples and scenarios, enhancing your understanding and ability to identify hazards on the road.

4. Take Driving Lessons

Driving lessons offer hands-on experience, enabling you to practise hazard perception in real-life situations. Trained instructors provide feedback on your hazard perception skills, guiding you to make safer decisions on the road.

Remember, consistent practice and understanding the test format are key to ace your Hazard Perception Test.

Start practicing today and navigate the roads with confidence.


Hazard Perception Test Practice Lessons

Our Hazard Perception Test Practice Lessons are highly interactive, engaging, and efficient, carefully designed to bolster your hazard perception skills and boost your confidence on the road.


Realistic Simulations

Our lessons provide the closest experience to the actual Hazard Perception Test. You’ll encounter a variety of scenarios, just like on the real test, allowing you to practise identifying potential hazards effectively.

Expert Instructors

Learn from the best! Our highly qualified driving instructors provide insightful feedback during each lesson. They are dedicated to improving your hazard perception abilities and helping you become a safer, more confident driver.

Flexible Lesson Schedules

We understand that our learners have varying schedules. Hence, we offer flexible lesson schedules that allow you to choose the most convenient time for you. Learn at your own pace, at a time that works best for you.

 Affordable Pricing

High-quality lessons should be accessible to all. Therefore, we offer our practice lessons at competitive prices. We believe in value for money, ensuring each lesson is worth your investment.


Supportive Learning Environment

 Providing a safe and supportive learning environment is our priority. Our instructors are patient and understanding, ensuring you feel comfortable during each lesson.

Our Hazard Perception Test Practice Lessons are not just lessons; they’re a comprehensive learning experience designed with your success in mind. Don’t delay; book a lesson today, and take a step closer to acing your Hazard Perception Test!

 How many questions are on the Hazard Perception Test in NSW?

The Hazard Perception Test in Australia typically comprises 15 video clips, each presenting a different driving scenario.

In each clip, you will need to respond to a potential hazard by clicking the mouse. Your reaction time and decision-making are evaluated to determine your understanding and awareness of potential hazards on the road.

Keep in mind the number of questions may vary slightly depending on your location within Australia. Familiarise yourself with the format of the test and practice consistently to increase your chances of passing on the first attempt.

What is the three click method for hazard perception?

The three click method is a popular strategy for approaching the Hazard Perception Test.

This method involves making three clicks in response to a potential hazard during a test scenario.

The first click is made when you first notice a potential hazard developing, the second click is made when the hazard becomes more imminent, and the third click is made when you believe you would have to take action to avoid the hazard in real-life driving.

This method encourages proactive hazard perception and helps to demonstrate your awareness and understanding of on-road hazards. However, it’s important to remember that timing is crucial. Excessive clicking or clicking in response to non-hazardous events may result in a penalty.

Always practice and understand the method thoroughly to maximise its benefits.

Eligibility for HPT

  You need to be hold a current NSW Learner Drivers Licence

  If you are under 25 years of age you will need to have held your learner drivers licence for at least 10 months

  If you are 25 years of age or older, you can take the test when you feel ready.

What is a Hazard when driving?

When driving a hazard is any situation that could lead to a negative outcome such as an accident. There are many situations that could be dangerous when driving. The hazard perception test focuses on the 5 most common crash types

  1. Rear end collisions which account for about 30% of all accidents and 3% of fatal crashes.
  2. Collisions at intersections which represent about 16% of all accidents and 5% of fatalities.
  3. Head-on collisions which account for about 16% of all accidents and 26% of fatal crashes.
  4. Running off a straight road and hitting an object which is about 11% of all accidents and 18% of Fatal crashes.
  5. Running off the road on a curve or bend and hitting an object which is about 11% of all accidents and accounts for 22% of all fatal accidents.

Statistics show that young drivers aged under 25 are 3 times more likely to be involved in a crash. An obvious reason for this is that young drivers are less experienced than older drivers. Which means they have had less time and opportunity to develop their ability to recognise hazards, and more importantly how to respond to a hazard. A great way to improve your ability to recognise hazards and drive safely is to do the  Safer Driver Course.

How to pass Hazard Perception Test NSW

There are many things you can do to improve your ability to recognize and respond appropriately to hazards whilst driving.

Learn the  5 most common crash types listed above and how to avoid those crash types. This is covered in the Safer Drivers Course. The 4 most common risk factors for a provisional driver to be involved in a motor vehicle accident.

  1. Safe following distance. If you are travelling at a safe distance behind the car in front of you then you will have time to stop in the event of an emergency.
  2. Crash Avoidance Space and Gap Selection: If you maintain your crash avoidance space and do not enter the other vehicles crash avoidance space you will dramatically reduce your chance of being in an accident. Make sure you have a big enough gap when turning in front of another vehicle or overtaking.
  3. Speed Management: Travel at a safe speed for the conditions of the road. The speed limit is the maximum speed under ideal conditions. If the conditions are not ideal due to rain, traffic, pedestrians, road works or poor visibility reduce your speed. This will give you time to respond in an emergency.
  4. Make sure you look far enough ahead when driving. Too many drivers do not look far enough ahead. Then when there is an emergency they do not see it until it is too late. The earlier you can see a hazard the more time you will have to respond to it.

Download the Hazard Perception Handbook

This comprehensive guide provides detailed information into various driving hazards and how to handle them. It’s like having a driving instructor in your pocket, always ready to answer your questions. Download it here.