Border people have experienced significant delays in obtaining their licences and will have to wait longer, with Service NSW to work through a backlog from Wednesday.
Driver testing was postponed at the end of March, and those who had their appointments cancelled will be prioritised when bookings can be made from July 1.
Only certain people have qualified for testing over the past three months.
Open Road Driving School's Chris Hill has had less than 10 customers qualify, with one missing out after priority requests were closed on June 19.
"The only lessons I did in May were for those people who had been given a priority test," she said.
"A lady tried to book a priority test and they told her [the wait was] 10 days, and when she hadn't heard she went back and was told they had suspended priority testing.
"She needed her licence to get full-time work.
"A number of young tradies have been able to book a priority test.
"There will be a lot of happy people, now that testing has resumed."
Ms Hill said learner drivers were put on the back-burner during the closure of testing.
"After eight weeks of not driving, I had a long list of names - I'm still working my way through contacting people," she said.
"Then you have the new learners starting who want to get lessons.
"Some of my students said 'I'll book for about a month's time', which has been good, because if everyone goes for the first week, that's going to be hard."
Albury learner-driver Shaneika Parnell, 17, would have been able to sit her test in April, but she didn't have enough hours.
"It was mostly COVID; I could only really drive to work and that was it, and I couldn't get any lessons," she said.
"I have friends and family who live out of town, and during COVID I wasn't visiting them, so I was driving a lot less."
Shaneika was unsure if she could do lessons during restrictions.
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"We didn't really want to go out ... especially because in Victoria, there were people who got booked for doing it," she said.
Victoria is behind NSW in restarting its driver testing; VicRoads is rescheduling appointments that were due to take place, but no new appointments are being taken.
Despite the backlog, Shaneika and other learner drivers hope to enjoy the freedom of a provisional licence soon.
Service NSW will undertake 1700 more tests than usual each week to catch up.
Senior assessments and services will remain suspended, and people will also need to sign a statutory declaration confirming they are well enough to take their test.