Road User Handbook now available in new languages


New drivers from multicultural communities will have access to the Road User Handbook with Transport for NSW now publishing the handbook in eight community languages online.

Tara McCarthy, Deputy Secretary of Safety, Environment and Regulation at Transport for NSW said the handbook covers important road rules motorists need to know to drive legally and safely on NSW roads.

“The handbook is essential reading for anyone learning to drive and includes information covered in the Driver Knowledge Test, which novice drivers must pass to get a learner licence,” Ms McCarthy said.

“As spoken language and migration trends have changed over time in NSW, we reviewed the current languages available to ensure the latest version of the handbook is in key languages.

“The publication is now available in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Farsi, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese,” Ms McCarthy said.

Farsi, Thai and Simplified Chinese are new languages to the suite of translations.

“The handbook is written in plain, easy to understand language and while it is aimed at learner drivers, it can also be used by other drivers and road users to check the rules, understand their legal responsibilities and learn safe driving behaviour,” Ms McCarthy said.

Road users can access the Road User Handbook translations at

Anyone who needs road safety information in a language not included in the new suite can visit and use the translation function which is available in 66 languages.

New drivers can also complete the Driver Knowledge Test in 10 community languages or arrange a free interpreter by calling Service NSW on13 77 88.