Restricted P1 licence
If you're under 25 and live in a remote area, you may be eligible for a restricted P1 licence.
What is a restricted P1 licence?
A restricted P1 licence lets you drive without a supervisor, in particular circumstances.
This type of licence makes it easier for young people in remote areas to travel to work, education and health-related appointments.
The restricted licence only lasts for 6 months. After that time, the restricted conditions will expire and the standard P1 licence rules will apply. After a further 6 months, you'll be able to upgrade to a P2 licence.
Check your eligibility
You can apply for the restricted P1 licence if:
- you live in Brewarrina, Walgett, Bourke, Broken Hill, Balranald or Hay
- you’ve completed 50 hours of supervised driving, including at least 10 hours of night driving
- you have passed a Hazard Perception Test (HPT) after holding your learner licence for 10 months
- you’ve held your learner licence for 12 months
- you’ve passed the driving test.
Rules for a restricted P1 licence
If you have a restricted P1 licence, you can only drive by yourself for particular reasons.
Note: you're allowed to take reasonable breaks during these trips if you need food, fuel or rest.
You can drive:
- to or from education facilities, institutions or courses
- as part of an education course
- to enrol in an education course
- to, from and in the course of vocational training.
You can drive:
- to, from and in the course of paid employment
- seeking paid employment (a job interview)
- to, from and in the course of formal community service.
You can drive to or from medical or health support, for yourself or another person.