Motorcycle riding for people with disability
Find out how to apply for a licence to ride a motorcycle when you're a person living with disability.
Getting or keeping a rider licence
Depending on your situation, you may be able to get a rider licence.
If you're a returning rider, with a new injury or disability that may affect your licence, always check with your doctor or specialist about what's required.
To apply for a rider licence, you need to:
- get a medical assessment from your doctor
- complete a practical assessment of your riding ability (see Rider licence test below).
If you have any medical conditions in addition to a disability, see Medical conditions, illness and injuries to find out whether it will affect your eligibility to get a licence.
If you're applying for a licence to ride a trike (three-wheeler, for example, a Can-am Riker 600cc) contact a rider training provider (see below) about what you need to do.
Contact Service NSW if you're unsure of what's required.
Your rider licence test
If you live in a declared area (where motorcycle rider providers are available) – you'll need to book in training with a rider training provider:
- you must be at least 16 years and 9 months of age
- you may be required to provide your own vehicle
- you will take either a pre-learner or pre-provisional rider training course and in some situations, the Motorcycle Operator Skills Test (MOST) only.
If you live in an undeclared area (there are no training providers near you) – you can book a rider knowledge test without doing the pre-learner course:
- we still encourage you to attend a rider training course if you can. It will help you develop your riding skills and stay safe.
- you can take your rider skill test with a Service NSW testing officer who is qualified in disability riding assessment.
Find out more about Motorcycle rider training.
Modification of your motorcycle
Your motorcycle may need modification to suit your needs.
For more information, see Approved motorcycles for learner and provisional riders.