What did you have to go through in order to get your Drivers Licence?
Obviously things are much more complicated and drawn out now, and it must be very frustrating for those going through the process these days - depending on State of course.
For us older people, things were much more simple, especially if you lived outside the major cities.
My learning experience started at about 15 - we lived in a small NE Vic country town and one day when out on my fathers regular morning drive around the countryside, he suddenly stopped the car (an EJ Holden), hopped out and said it was time to learn. A few Kangaroo hops later, we were off, the gearbox survived, and dad said later that the toilet paper he had brought with him wasnt needed!! His theory (with the knowledge of the local cop) was that as we lived 25 km from the nearest medical help, it would be a good idea if the kids could drive if the need suddenly arose. Over the next couple of years it graduated to main roads and so on.
The age for a Licence in VIC was 18 then, and 17 in NSW. I was working in southern NSW in 1969, where you could get a Learners permit at 16 years 9 months. Just produce Birth Certificate and they wrote out the permit, free of charge from memory. Then from 17 on, you could do the test (no evidence of actually driving on the permit).
So, I got my permit at in 1969 at 16.9 and waited until I returned home on holidays (we lived near Yarrawonga then), rang the Mulwala NSW Police and made a booking, and got my father to take me for the test.
The "Test" - well - the Policeman first told my father to stay behind, and off we set for a drive around the block, yes, 300 x 300 x 300 x 300 metres, with a stop about halfway where he asked me a couple of questions, which I answered to his satisfaction, then back to the station, Licence written out, P plates handed over and a small fee (forgot how much) paid, and that was it.