To get your rider licence for motorcycles and/or motor scooters, you must be at least 16 years and 9 months old. You also need to complete a series of training courses or tests, depending on where you live.
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Find out the steps you need to take to get your rider licence, which may be different depending on where you live.
Learner, P1 and P2 riders are restricted from riding high-powered motorcycles. Find out which bikes you're allowed to ride as a 'novice' rider.
In areas where it's available, you need to attend and successfully complete rider training - pre-learner training to get your learner rider licence, and pre-provisional training to get your P1 rider licence.
Find an approved training centre near you.
You need to pass 2 tests to move through the rider licence stages - the rider knowledge test to get your learner rider licence, and a practical riding test to get your P1 rider licence.
Special rules apply to learner riders.
The rules and requirements that apply to P1 riders.
Information on progressing to a P2 rider licence, as well as the special rules that apply.
Warning: Roads and Maritime Services is the only licensing authority in NSW
A number of organisations claim that they can provide motor vehicle registrations and driver licences, including so-called '100-year driver licences' and 'perpetual vehicle registrations'.
Under NSW legislation, Roads and Maritime Services is the only vehicle registration and driver licensing authority in NSW.
Customers are reminded that:
- You cannot legally register your vehicle in NSW with organisations other than Roads and Maritime
Registering your vehicle with any unauthorised organisation claiming to provide vehicle registrations will mean your vehicle is not legally registered or insured for compulsory third party in NSW. This is regardless of whether the vehicle has undergone a roadworthiness inspection and/or purchased compulsory third party insurance
- You can only get a NSW driver licence from Roads and Maritime
Anyone getting a licence card from any unauthorised organisation will be unlicensed to drive a motor vehicle in NSW
- Your number plates may be confiscated
If the NSW Police stop a vehicle bearing number plates supplied by an unauthorised organisation, the driver of the vehicle may be infringed for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle. The number plates may also be confiscated
- You may be personally liable if you have an accident
In the case of an accident where the driver of a vehicle bearing number plates from an unauthorised organisation is responsible, they may be held personally liable for any damage or injury caused.
For enquires please contact Roads and Maritime on 13 22 13.