Based on the NSW road rules, the minimum age to start driving a car is sixteen-year-old. But first you should pass the Knowledge Test after which you are given a ‘learner licence’. Using this licence then you are permitted to drive a car; however, the condition is that a person having a full Australian licence should sit beside you while you are driving. That person is called your ‘Supervising Driver’. If you are twenty-four-year-old or younger you are also given a ‘Learner Driver Logbook’.