Dumfries Driving Test Centre

There are two practical test centres in Dumfries. A test centre that conducts driving tests for cars and motorcycles and a test centre for goods vehicles (LGV).

Dumfries Driving Test Centre for cars and motorcycles is located in an area where a diverse amount of roads will be taken on the driving test. Busy town roads that include varied junctions, roundabouts of various types including mini roundabouts that are often located in residential areas and also crossroadsDual carriageway roads such as the A75 and rural roads are likely.

Rural roads are often difficult due to their often sharp bends and high speeds. The country road driving tutorial offers advice on how best to use such roads. The test examiner will expect a high standard of driving and to take safety as paramount.

Also to be requested is one driving test manoeuvre and a 1 in 3 chance of the emergency stop procedure. Good tips for the driving test at Dumfries is to check if the test centre provides weekend Saturday driving tests.

Traffic is often reduced over the weekends making the test easier. It’s also worth checking the driving test availability times between 10am and 3pm. Booking the driving test within this time periods will miss out on any rush hour. By browsing the Dumfries driving test routes section, you will gain a good understanding on the various road types and traffic systems that the examiner will take you on.

Where are the driving test centres in Dumfries

Listed below are the address locations of both Dumfries Driving Test Centres, along with the services they provide.

Dumfries Driving Test Centre

  • Practical Driving Test Centre Address
    161 Brooms Road
    Dumfries & Galloway 

    DG1 2SH
  • Test Centre Details:  Ramp access to Dumfries Driving Test Centre for wheelchair users. Male, female and disabled toilet available. Car parking facilities available.
  • Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Motorcycle module 2
Dumfries Driving Test Centre
Dumfries Driving Test Centre


  • Practical Driving Test Centre Address
    Heath Hall Industrial Estate

    DG1 3PH
  • Test Centre Details:  Male and female toilets are available. Special arrangements will be made for test candidates that have a disability.
  • Test Centre Provides Tests For: Lorries, large vehicles and buses, Car and trailers


Practical driving tests can be booked via two methods. Either by telephone or via the internet.

Book a driving test by phone
The book a driving test section contains the DVSA telephone numbers for booking a practical driving test at either Dumfries driving test centres by phone. This telephone number directs you to an automated test booking line, although if you browse the option you can talk to a assistant.

Book your driving test online
To book your driving test online for either of the Dumfries Driving Test Centres, see the book a driving test section for all DVSA online test booking information.

Rescheduling or cancelling the driving test
3 working days notice is required to cancel the driving test at either of the Dumfries centres if you require a full refund. The same conditions apply if you wish to reschedule. Cancellations and rescheduling can be done via the contact details above.


Driving test pass rate statistics vary considerably depending on which test centre your practical is taken at. Browse the driving test pass rates section for information on your UK DVSA test centre pass rates.


You can call a practical driving test centre to inform them that you may be late. An examiner will typically wait for around 5 minutes for you to arrive before cancelling the test. Or the test centre manager can be contacted to see if a test is still going ahead, usually due to bad weather.  See driving tests in bad weather for further information.

Test centres cannot be contacted directly to book or amend tests however, and this must be done via the DVSA (as above). Dumfries Driving Test Centre may be listed in the driving test centre contact numbers section.


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