Think of your licence as a 'contract', or an agreement between you as a driver and the rest of society. Roads and Maritime Services and the NSW Police administer this contract on behalf of the people of NSW.
In this section...
The class of licence you need depends on what type of vehicle you wish to drive. All states and territories in Australia have the same licence classes.
There are 7 steps to progress from a learner through to a full licence holder.
Information and tips to help you prepare for and pass the different types of tests.
How to get a learner licence, as well as information and tips for supervising learners.
The first stage of solo driving - find out the requirements and rules for P1 drivers.
The next step towards experienced driving - find out the requirements and rules for P2 drivers.
The last stage of the driver licensing journey - information about how to become an unrestricted licence holder.
What to do if your licence is getting close to expiry, or your licence card is lost, stolen or damaged.
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.