P1/P2 - High performance vehicle restrictions

Summary

This page details Roads and Maritime Services' (RMS) publication Novice Driver - High Performance Vehicle Restrictions as provided for under Clause 32 of the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2008.
The vehicles listed as 'Prohibited Vehicles' are high performance vehicles for the purposes of Clause 32 and may not be driven by the holder of a provisional licence. These vehicles are in addition to the prohibited vehicles that have eight or more cylinders or are turbo or supercharged.
 
The vehicles listed as 'Exempted Vehicles' are not high performance vehicles for the purposes of clause 32 and may be driven by the holder of a provisional licence.
 
Novice Driver - High Performance Vehicle Restrictions

P1/P2 licence holders are also restricted from driving the following 6-cylinder vehicles:

  • BMW M, M3 and Z4.
  • Honda NSX.
  • Nissan 350Z and 370Z (including private or 'grey' import variants eg. Infiniti G35, Infiniti G37, Skyline 350GT (V35), Skyline 370GT (V36)).
  • All Porsches from 1994 models onwards (except diesel).
  • Mercedes Benz SLK350.

Exempted vehicles:

  • All turbocharged or supercharged diesel powered vehicles.
  • Suzuki Cappuccino 2D Cabriolet Turbo 3 698cc (1/01/1992 - 1/12/1997).
  • Daihatsu Copen L880 2D Convertible Turbo 4 659cc (1/10/2003- ).
  • Smart vehicles (all models).

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