Rider licences

How to get and maintain a NSW rider licence, including steps and stages, tests, rules and programs to support your riding.

Book a test or practice test

You will be eligible to sit your rider licence test after completing all the requirements.

Renew your licence

You can renew your licence online up to 6 months before it expires. You may renew your licence online for 1, 3 or 5 years.

Getting your rider licence

Here are the steps to getting your licence in NSW to ride a motorcycle or scooter.

Learner rider licence

Once you're 16 and 9 months, you can apply for a learner licence to ride a motorcycle or scooter. Follow these steps to qualify.

Rider provisional P1 licence

How to get your P1 rider licence, when you've held your learner licence for at least 3 months.

Rider provisional P2 licence

Here's how to get your P2 rider licence after 12 months on your P1 licence.

Full rider licence

Have you held your provisional P2 rider licence for at least 2 years? Here's how to apply for an unrestricted rider licence.

Approved motorcycles for learner and provisional riders

Make sure you know what you're legally allowed to ride as a learner, P1 or P2 provisional rider.

Rider training centres

If you live in an area where motorcycle rider training is available, you must complete all the required courses. Find a training provider near you.

Rider tests and practice tests

You need to pass 2 tests for the NSW rider licensing scheme – a knowledge test to get your Ls, then a riding test to get your P1 licence.

Your licence - for people with disability

Getting and maintaining a driver licence, including tests and vehicle modifications.

Moving to NSW

How to convert your licence if you move to NSW from interstate or overseas.

Contact Transport for NSW

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Phone:13 22 13
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