If you live in an area where there is a training centre you must attend and satisfactorily complete rider training and testing prior to being issued with a learner or provisional rider licence - this process is designed to help people gain basic riding skills before riding on the road. You will find this course great fun and surprising useful.
To gain a riders learner licence will depend on your age, what licenses you have previously had and the area that you live in. Generally, if you live within metropolitan Sydney, the rules to become a learner rider are:
- you must be at least 16 years and 9 months of age
- attend a pre-learners course and obtain a Certificate of Competency
- complete a learner knowledge test at an RTA within 3 months of obtaining the Certificate of Competency
- attend a pre-provisional course after 3 months of gaining your learner licence and pass the pre-provisional test within 6 months of obtaining your learner licence
NB: Regardless of what process you need to take to get your license, you must have held a rider's licence for at least 12 months before you are permitted to carry a pillion passenger.
You can find detailed information about obtaining a riders licence on the RTA website - on the right are some of the most useful pages: