Getting your rider licence
You need a rider licence to use a motorcycle or motor scooter on NSW roads. Here are the steps to get your licence.
The learner rider licence is the first step in the Motorcycle Graduated Licensing Scheme (MGLS), which qualifies you to ride a motorbike, motor scooter or three-wheeled scooter on NSW roads.
To get your learner licence, you need to:
- be at least 16 years and 9 months of age
- complete the pre-learner course if you live in a declared area, where rider training is available
- pass the rider knowledge test.
To get your provisional P1 licence, you need to:
- be at least 17 years of age
- have held your learner rider licence for 3 months or more
- complete the pre-provisional course, including the Motorcycle Operator Skills Test, if you live in a declared area or
- pass the riding test at a service centre if you live in an undeclared area, where rider training courses aren't available.
Once you've had your provisional P1 licence for at least 12 months, you can apply for a provisional P2 rider licence.
If you've held your P2 rider licence for at least 2 years, you can apply for a full (unrestricted) rider licence.