Department of State GrowthTransport

New Motorcycle Licensing Training and Assessment Program

A new Motorcycle Training and Assessment Program (Program) will be progressively rolled out for all new motorcycle riders in Tasmania, unless they live on Flinders, Cape Barren or King Islands.

The new Program has commence in Devonport and Hobart and will commence in Launceston around December 2017.

If you live within the Northwest or Southern regions or surrounding areas you must undertake the new Program.

If you reside in the Launceston region you may undertake the existing pre-learner until the new Program is rolled out.  Please remember you will also need to undertake the new Bridging Course, Check Ride and Pre Provisional Test.  Refer Existing Motorcycle Learner Licence Holders.

HOW TO OBTAIN A MOTORCYCLE LEARNER LICENCE

  1. You must be at least 16 years and 6 months to obtain a motorcycle learner licence.
  2. Learn the Tasmanian Road Rules and pass the Motorcycle Road Rules Test at a Service Tasmania Shop
  3. Successfully complete the New Pre Learner Course through AJL Training.  Phone 62 280 600 to book.  You must be at least 16 years and 5 months to attend the course.  
    Motorcyle Pre-Learner Training Course Information Sheet (PDF)
  4. Take your Certificate of Competence and proof of identity to a Service Tasmania Shop, have your eyesight tested, pay the licence fee, have your photo taken and provide your signature.
  5. You will receive a receipted temporary licence, licence condition attachment if applicable and a photo licence through the mail (valid for 12 months)

HOW TO OBTAIN A MOTORCYCLE PROVISIONAL LICENCE (P1)

  1. You must be at least 17 years of age and have held a motorcycle learner licence continuously for at least 6 months.
  2. Wait at least 28 days from the Pre Learner Course before attending a Check Ride through AJL Training.  Phone 62 280 600 to book. 
    Motorcycle Learners Check Ride Information Sheet (PDF)
  3. Wait at least 28 days before attending the Pre Provisional Test through AJL Training.  Phone 62 280 600 to book.  NOTE: You must still meet your provisional earliest test date.
    Motorcycle Pre-Provisional Test Information Sheet (PDF)
  4. Take your Certificate of Competence and proof of identity to a Service Tasmania Shop, pay the licence fee, have your photo taken and provide your signature.
  5. You will receive a receipted temporary licence, licence condition attachment if applicable and a photo licence through the mail (valid for 12 months).

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The new Program will ensure that novice motorcycle riders of all ages gain an estimated three times the supervised riding experience than they gain under in the current scheme. The new training also includes new adult learning teaching principles.

The Tasmanian Government, in line with their Election Commitment to improving road safety for all Tasmanians, has explored all potential avenues to reduce the number of motorcycle fatalities and serious injuries in Tasmania. The new Program puts in place training stages that make sure novice motorcycle riders are a safe as possible when sharing our roads with other road users.