The Graduated Licensing Scheme is the process of obtaining a full driver’s licence – a gradual process which involves:

  • at least 75 hours of supervised driving during the learner’s permit phase (not required for learner motorcycle riders)
  • a compulsory hazard perception test to progress from L to P1
  • a two-stage provisional licence (P1 and P2).
L plates

L Plates

Learner’s Permit

  • 16 years or older
  • complete the myLs course or pass a theory test
  • (MOTORCYCLE class must pass basic Rider Safe)
P1 plates


Provisional Licence

  • 17 years or older
  • pass Hazard Perception Test
  • if you are under the age of 25 you must hold your learner’s permit for at least 12 months.
  • if you are aged 25 or over you must hold your learner’s permit for at least 6 months.
  • complete 75 hours (includes minimum 15 hours at night) of supervised driving
  • pass Vehicle On Road Test (VORT) or Competency Based Training & Assessment (CBT&A) course
  • (BIKE class must pass advanced Rider Safe course)
P2 plates


Provisional Licence

  • 18 years or older
  • Must have held a P1 licence for 12 months
Full licence

Full Licence

  • 20 years or older
  • have held a P2 licence for two years