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Non Novice Motorcycle Learner

Description

If you have previously held a full motorcycle licence (anywhere in the world) and you need to get a learner licence, you will be issued with a non-novice learner licence.

You may need to get a non-novice learner licence if:

  • Your full licence has been expired for more than 5 years
  • Your full licence was cancelled and it must be reissued as a learner licence
  • You are applying for the transfer of your overseas licence

Please note that if you have never held a full motorcycle licence anywhere in the world, you will need to apply for a novice motorcycle learner licence

HOW TO OBTAIN A NON-NOVICE 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.
    Motorcycle 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)

Rules for non-novice motorcycle learner riders

When riding, you must

  • Carry your licence
  • Have a zero blood alcohol content
  • Clearly show L-plate at the rear of the motorcycle
  • DON'T travel faster than 80km/h at any time, even when a higher speed limit applies
  • Only ride a Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) motorcycle
  • Only carry a pillion passenger if that person has held a motorcycle licence for at least 3 years and is riding pillion in order to instruct you
  • Wear an approved motorcycle helmet
  • Sit astride the seat and face forwards
  • Have at least one hand on the handlebars
  • Have your feet on the footrests (unless the motorcycle is stopped)
  • DON'T ride more than 2 abreast within 1 lane

LAMS-approved motorcycles

All learner and P1 riders can only ride LAMS motorcycles. This means that the motorcycle must be specified on the LAMS list and conform to the LAMS requirements (ie power to weight ratio and engine capacity requirements.

All motorcycles with an engine capacity under 250cc are approved with the exception of the following:

  • Suzuki RGV250
  • Kawasaki KR250 (KR-1 and KR1s models)
  • Honda NSR250
  • Yamaha TZR250
  • Aprilla RS250

To check if your motorcycle is LAMS-approved you need to enter the registration number on the registration status page. This page will show if the motorcycle is LAMS-approved. If you have any queries please contact Service Tasmania on 1300 135 513 or international +61 3 6233 8011.

More Information

List of approved motorcycles (NSW Transport)

Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMs Approved) Fact sheet (PDF 65KB)

How do I progress to a full motorcycle licence?

  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 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 Motorcycle 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).