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Australian Motorcycle Licensing Rules

    VIC NSW Q-SAFE Q-RIDE SA  
Learner Licence/Permit
  Min. age 18 years 16 years & 9 months 18 years 18 years 16 years  
  Min. time to hold Learner Licence/Permit 3 Months 3 Months 6 months Q-SAFE Q-Ride. No min. 3 Months  
  Length of time First Permit is Valid 15 Months 12 Months 12 Months 12 Months 9 Months  
  Accompanied Yes Yes  
  Pillion? No Pillion No Pillion No Pillion No Pillion No Pillion  
  Max. engine capacity LAMS LAMS
< 250 cc < 250 cc 260 cc  
  BAC on L. Permit Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero  
  Assessment Knowledge test
LPSA
Knowledge test and Skill Assessment Knowledge test Knowledge test Knowledge test
Assessment in training course
 
Licence
  Min. age for licence 18 years & 3 months 17 years 18 years 18 years 16 years & 6 months  
  Is 1st Licence Provisional / Probat.? Yes (Restricted)
12 Months
Yes, Graduated licence scheme from June 09. 12 Month P1, 24 months P2 RE licence (restricted)
Must hold 12 Months
RE licence (restricted) Must hold 12 months Until 19th Birthday
Or 12 Months
 
  Restrictions 0.00% BAC
No Pillion
from June 09, P1 & P2 0.00% BAC and no pillion, P1 80 kmh, P2 100 kmh < 250 cc
No Pillion
See above 0.00% BAC  
  Max. engine capacity LAMS LAMS Re-test to > 250cc 250 cc  
  Assessment MLST MOST Q-SAFE Q-Ride Assessment Rider Safe Assessment  
  Rider Training for Learner/Licence Yes Yes, 7 hours learner and 6 hours licence Optional Yes Rider Yes  
  Compulsory No Yes No Yes Yes  
  Private / Govt Private Government Contractors Private Private Govt.  
    ACT WA TAS NT  
Learner Licence/Permit
  Min. age 16 years & 9 months 16 years 16 years 16 years & 3 months  
  Min. time to hold Learner Licence/Permit 3 Months Nil 3 Months 3 Months  
  Length of time First Permit is Valid 2 years 12 Months 12 Months 3 Months  
  Accompanied Yes  
  Pillion? No Pillion No Pillion No Pillion No Pillion  
  Max. engine capacity 260 cc & 150kw < 250 cc < 250 cc < 250 cc  
  BAC on L. Permit 0.02% 0.05% Zero Zero  
  Assessment Knowledge test assessment in training course Knowledge test Knowledge test assessment in training course Knowledge test assessment in training course  
Licence
  Min. age for licence 17 years 17 years 17 years 16 years & 3 months  
  Is 1st Licence Provisional / Probat.? Yes, Provisional 12 Months 12 Months 12 Months  
  Restrictions 0.02% BAC
No Pillion
90 kmh
< 250 cc
0.00 BAC
No Pillion
0.0% BAC
No Pillion
 
  Max. engine capacity < 150kw/tonne Re-test to > 250 cc 250 cc 250 cc
re-test to > 250 cc
 
  Assessment Alt. MOST Govt. Assessment Alt. MOST roadride Assessment in course or Alt. MOST  
  Rider Training for Learner/Licence Yes Yes No Yes  
  Compulsory Yes No Yes No  
  Private / Govt Govt. Contractors Private Govt. Contractors Govt.