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1What are the exceptional circumstances for a provisional licence exemption?

Exceptional circumstances are:

  • you will lose employment or potential employment and/or
  • you or your dependent will be unable to get regular medical attention needed as a result of a medical illness and/or
  • you have no means of getting to a Jobstart training course, college, TAFE, university or recognised training institution and/or
  • you have no means of getting your dependants to a school or a child care facility.

2Who is eligible for a Provisional licence exemption?

To be eligible to take an early P1 assessment, you must:

  • hold a current L2 car learner licence
  • have held your L2 car learner licence for at least 6 months
  • be 17 years or older
  • have logged at least 50 hours on-road driving experience in your L2 logbook (you cannot use any hours that you have driven in the L1 stage towards the 50 hours)
  • have no other means of transportation available to you, this also includes public transport
  • have no periods of licence disqualifications or suspensions
  • meet at least one of the exceptional circumstances criteria