Riding a trike on NSW Roads
To ride a trike on NSW roads, you need a rider licence. When you complete training and testing on a trike that is LAMS approved, an X125 condition is applied to your rider licence. The X125 condition means you can only ride a trike. You can't ride a two wheeled motorcycle on NSW roads if you have a rider licence with the X125 condition.
Find out what approved 3 wheel motorcycles (trikes) are included on the Learner Approved Motorcycle (LAM) list (PDF 482.79KB).
What is trike rider training
If you live in an area where motorcycle rider training courses are available (a declared area), you must complete training with an approved provider to get your trike only licence. See Declared and undeclared areas for more information.
There are two levels of training you need to complete:
- Pre-learner – The course is conducted in a controlled off-road area. It takes six hours and is delivered in one day.
- Pre-provisional – this course includes on-road activities as well as activities conducted in a controlled off-road area, and a practical test to assess your trike riding ability. It is a full-day course (seven hours).
Three-wheeled scooters with a narrow front wheel track are not included in the trike pathway. See The riding test page for more information.
Waiver of insurance
The Rider Training Provider will require you to complete a waiver of insurance document before you undertake the course. This document will be supplied on the day of training and testing.
Training and testing on a Trike
If you want to use a trike for your pre-learner and pre- provisional rider training course, you will need to bring your own trike for training. Contact the rider training provider to discuss at the time of booking your training. You’ll need to pay the course fee when you book.
- Be able to transport the registered motorcycle (trike) to your booked pre-learner training course location. The motorcycle must be transported by a licensed rider or trailered to the rider training location.
- Provide the following to the Rider Training provider:
- motorcycle registration plate number
- a current copy of the Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Insurance Policy for the motorcycle
Rider training and testing booking procedures remain unchanged for declared and undeclared areas.
Before you book
In order to book training, you'll need one of the following forms of ID:
- a current NSW driver licence
- Transport for NSW Customer Number.
If you don’t have either of these, you'll need to visit a Service NSW customer centre to get a Transport Customer Number. You'll need to provide full proof of your identity to apply.
Changing or cancelling a booking
If you need to change or cancel a booking, contact the training provider directly. Changes are subject to the terms and conditions of your booking, as are refunds of course fees.
Rider training centre locations
To find out if rider training is available near you, check the list of approved course providers. If you're still unsure, you can call Transport for NSW on 13 22 13 to double check.