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How to get your motorcycle licence

How to get your motorcycle licence

September 05, 2019

Have you always wanted to get your motorcycle licence? 
Does your heart beat faster when you hear the sound of a bike roaring? 
Tired of riding "bitch"? 
Got a mate who always talks smack about getting their licence "soon"? 

For me, months turned into years and years turned into over a damn decade! Being a sole parent with all of the 'excuses' turned my motodreams into dust. It wasn't 'till after I hit 28, I finally got my shit together and got my licence. Five years later; I'm still a working-&-full-time-single-mumma, still far from financially fit, still don't know the meaning of 'spare time', my Mum still hates motorbikes and I still procrastinate in almost everything. 

But I'm owning all of the above because riding has given me a stronger mentality to cope with life. I now experience a form freedom I had never felt before and the people I've met in the moto community are just ridiculously lovely.

If you read though our Her Story articles you will see these similar phrases almost on repeat... "I took forever to get my licence" then followed on by "Getting my licence changed my life" and damn, ain't that the truth!

We get a lot of messages from people who have been inspired by our feed telling us they want to get their licence. We want to help and encourage you all to take that next step, so we have reached out to the crew from Stay Upright Australia to feed you with all the information you need to get your motorcycle licence.

Stay Upright offers training courses from beginners to advanced riders for both on road and off road. They have also been kind enough to offer 15% off any Roadsmart course nationally, booked in September. Simply enter the checkout code MOTOFEMMES when booking online.  Learn more about these courses here.



How to get your motorcycle licence


How to get your motorcycle licence in Victoria:

Step 1: Check your eligibility 
- 18 years old or older, Victorian resident & medically fit to ride
- Not disqualified from holding or getting a VIC learner permit
- Passed the road rules knowledge test (Not required if you already hold a current car learner permit or driver licence)
Step 2: Complete your 2 day Pre-Learner Motorcycle Permit Assessment course Book Now»
Step 3: Complete the Check Ride (CR) Book Now»
Step 4: Hold your Learner Permit for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 15 months. Hold your Check Ride certificate for a minimum of 1 month
Step 5: Complete your Motorcycle Licence Assessment (MLA) Book Now»

Resources:
• Stay Upright How To Get Your Motorcycle Licence (VIC)
• 2019 Victorian Rider handbook PDF download
• VicRoads: motorcycle licence restrictions

    How to get your motorcycle licence in New South Wales:

    Step 1 : Check your eligibility 
    Have a NSW residential address & medically fit to obtain a riding licence
    - Be 16 and half years of age or older on the date of the Pre Learner Course
    - Have a current drivers licence or RMS Customer number 
    - Ensure your Licence is not currently suspended or ineligible, no outstanding fines with the State Debt Recovery Office and no restrictions in force for improper conduct
    Step 2 : Complete your Pre-Learner Course Book Now»
    Step 3 : Take the certificate issued at conclusion of Pre-Learner Course to the RMS
    Step 4 : Hold your Learner Licence for a minimum of 3, and maximum of 12 months
    Step 5 : Complete the Pre-Provisional Course and Skill Test (MOST) Book Now»
    Step 6 : Take the certificate issued at the end of the Pre-Provisional Course and test to the RMS, and receive your P1 licence (Red Ps)
    Step 7 : After 12 months on P1 licence attend RMS and upgrade licence to P2 (Green Ps) or unrestricted

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    Resources: 
    • Stay Upright How To Get Your Motorcycle Licence (NSW)
    • NSW Motorcycle riders' handbook PDF download
    • Service NSW: Rider P1 restrictions
    • Service NSW: Rider P2 restrictions

    How to get your motorcycle licence in the Australian Capital Territory

    Step 1 : Check your eligibility
    You must be 16yrs and 9mths old, be an ACT resident or are about to become one and have an Australian drivers licence – Learners, Provisional or full.
    Step 2 : Complete the 7 hour Pre-Learner Course Book Now»
    Step 3 : Hold your Learner Licence for a minimum of 3, and maximum of 12 months
    Step 4 : Complete the Pre-Provisional Course and Skill Test (MOST) Book Now»
    Step 5 : Take the certificate issued at the end of the Pre-Provisional Course and test to Access Canberra
    Step 6 : After 12 months on a Provisional licence attend Access Canberra and upgrade to unrestricted licence

     

    Resources: 
    • Stay Upright: How To Get Your Motorcycle Licence (ACT)
    • Motorcycle learner licence restrictions
    • Motorcycle provisional licence restrictions

    How to get your motorcycle licence in Queensland

    Step 1 : Check your eligibility
    You must hold a provisional or open car licence & have held the licence for at least 1year.
    Step 2 : Complete your 2 day Pre-Learner Course Book Now»
    Step 3 : Complete the Knowledge test
    Step 4 : Spend 3 months practising
    Step 5 : Complete the 1 day Restricted Licence course Book Now»
    Step 6 : Upgrade your Learner Licence online or at a TMR office
    Step 7 : Spend two years on your RE Licence (Open or Provisional)
    Step 8 : Automatically obtain your R Class Learners Permit after 2 years holding your RE Licence
    Step 9 : After holding your RE Licence for 2 years, book your R Class Licence Course Book Now»
    Step 10 : Upgrade your licence online or at a TMR Office

     

    Resources:
    • Stay Upright: How To Get Your Motorcycle Licence (QLD)
    • Take the practice knowledge test here.
    • Queensland Motorcycle Riders' Guide

    How to get your motorcycle licence in Tasmania

    Step 1 : Check your eligibility
    You must be at least 16 years and 6 months to obtain a motorcycle learner licence.
    Step 2 : Complete the Motorcycle Road Rules Test
    Step 3 : Complete the Pre-Learner Course More Info»
    Step 4 : Hold your Learner Licence for a minimum of 6 months
    Step 5 : Complete the Check Ride course
    Step 6 : Complete your Pre-provisional test. Once this is passed, you are eligible for your Provisional Licence (P1).

    Resources:
    For more information on motorcycle licensing in Tasmania, click here
    • Take the practice Road Rules Test
     Tasmanian motorcycle training & assessment program flow chart

    How to get your motorcycle licence in Western Australia

    Step 1 : Check your eligibility 
    You can apply for an R-E class learner's permit at 16 years of age.
    Step 2 : Complete your Learner's permit (R-E class) Learn More»
    Step 3 : Hold your Learner Licence for a minimum of 6 months
    An approved supervisor must accompany you at all times either as a pillion passenger, in a sidecar or on another motorcycle.
    Step 4 : Complete the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) Learn More»
    Step 5 : Gain experience
    - Record a minimum of 50 supervised driving hours including at least five hours at night (between sunset and sunrise).
    - If you already hold a licence to drive a car you may skip this step.
    Step 6 : Complete your Practical Driving Assessment (PDA) Learn More»
    Step 7 : Provisional licence
    You will have a provisional licence for 2yrs or until you have reached the age of 19, whichever is the longer period.

     

    Resources: 
    For more information on motorcycle licensing in Western Australia, click here.

    • Drive Safe handbook PDF
    • Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) FAQs
    • Ride Safe handbook PDF

     

    How to get your motorcycle licence in the Northern Territory

    Step 1 : Complete your Riders Knowledge Test
    Step 2 : Complete your Motorcyclist Education Training and Licensing (METAL) program pre-learner course (minimum age 16) More Info»
    Step 3 : Pass an eye test (skip this step if you already hold a driver licence)
    Step 4 : Hold your Learner Licence for a minimum of 6 months
    Step 5 : Complete Motorcyclist Education Training and Licensing (METAL) course More Info»
    Step 6 : After you pass the rider training course you will be eligible for either a restricted rider licence or provisional rider licence
    • If you already hold a full licence of another class, your next rider licence stage will be the restricted rider licence for 12 months.
    • If you do not hold a licence of another class, your next rider licence stage will be a provisional licence. (Under 25yo = two year provisional rider licence. 25yo and over = one year provisional rider licence.

    Recourses: 
    For more information on motorcycle licensing in the Northern Territory, click here

    • Road Users Handbook
    • Motorcycle Users Handbook
    • Practice rider knowledge test
    • Rider knowledge questions for learner riders

     

    Money stopping you from pursuing your moto dreams? Stay Upright offer Humm as a payment method. Humm allows you to pay with interest-free payments, at no extra cost!
    - No excuses now!

    Happy Riding x

     

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