Written test

The listening, reading and writing components will happen on a Saturday starting at 9am. The test will be paper-based and take approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. Please arrive before 8.30am to allow for registration.

Speaking test

Your speaking test will be held on the Wednesday, Thursday or Friday before Saturday?s written test. If you have a preference, please email us at least ten days prior to your test, before you receive your final confirmation email. Your allocated speaking test time will be indicated in your final confirmation email sent ten days prior to your test.

Test location

The Speaking test will be held at the UWA IELTS Office.

Saturday's Writing, Reading and Listening Sections of the test will be held at the UWA Arts Building, Crawley Campus.

On weekdays, you cannot park in the red or yellow UWA bays. You must use street or paid parking.

What to bring?

Allowed in the test room
  • Passport
  • Clear water bottle (no words)
Not allowed
  • Pens, pencils, or other stationery
  • Mobile phones
  • Car keys with immobilisers
  • Wallets
  • Watches

You must bring your passport to your test. No passport means no test.

We provide a bag room to leave all belongings that aren't allowed in the test room.

Steps to a successful test day

Arrive at the test venue on time
Drop your belongings at the bag room
If there is time, you can wait in the waiting room
Go to your colour group at 8:30am for registration

Regional tests

We provide limited test dates throughout the year in the Kimberley, Pilbara and Kalgoorlie regions, however due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to travel to any of these locations in 2020. We hope to return in 2021. For a complete list of test details, see Apply and test dates

Regional tests may be held on a Thursday or Saturday. Speaking tests will usually be held the day before and the same day. If you have a preference, email us.

Note that these tests will incur a surcharge due to the complexities of conducting a test off-site.


The cost of this test is $715 ($375 test fee and $340 off-site surcharge)


The cost of this test is $700 ($375 test fee and $325 off-site surcharge)


The cost of this test is $715 ($375 test fee and $340 off-site surcharge)