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1How do I get my motorcycle learners licence?

To get your motorcycle learners licence, you’ll need to:

  • Be at least 16 years and 6 months old,
  • Successfully complete the Motorcycle Driver Knowledge Test (a practice test can be found here) at Service Tasmania prior to attending your Pre learner course with AJL Training, and
  • Successfully complete a Pre Learner Course with AJL Training.

2What restrictions apply to me as a motorcycle learner?

As a learner driver you must:

  • only ride on a learner approved motorcycle
  • always display your L-plates on the back of your motorcycle
  • never ride over 80km/h
  • never ride with alcohol in your body
  • always carry your licence when riding
  • don’t carry any passengers (unless under instruction)
  • obey all other road rules and drive safely.

3What happens in the training courses and check rides?

AJL is a Tasmania owned and operated company that provides all the training and assessments you require to obtain your motorcycle learners licence and provisional licences in Tasmania.

The training and tests you’ll have to do with AJL Training depends on what stage you’re at:

Before Getting your learners licence

  • Pre learner course: Delivered over two full days, this course consists of around 50 activities and includes a range assessment and an on-road coaching session.

Before getting your Ps

  • Check ride: The check ride is designed to reinforce safe riding skills and behaviours which you are taught in the new two-day pre-learner course
  • Pre-provisional test: The pre-provisional motorcycle test is designed to ensure motorcycle learners have developed and can demonstrate the safe riding skills, bike controls and behaviours required to obtain a P1 motorcycle licence. All courses have fees attached to them.

You can visit AJLTraining’s website, to book and pay for the course required.

4What restrictions apply to me as a P1 motorcycle rider?

On your P1 motorcycle licence you must:

  • carry your licence
  • only ride a LAMS motorcycle
  • clearly display a P-plate on the rear of your motorcycle
  • have a zero blood alcohol content while riding
  • 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)
  • wear an approved motorcycle helmet
  • don’t ride more than two abreast within one lane
  • don’t ride over the speed limit, or faster than 80 km/h at any time, even when a higher speed limit applies
  • don’t lane filter
  • don’t carry a pillion passenger.

5What restrictions apply to me as a P2 motorcycle rider?

On your P2 motorcycle licence you must:

  • carry your licence
  • have a zero blood alcohol content while riding
  • sit astride the seat and face forwards
  • have at least one hand on the handlebars
  • have an approved seat with adequate and secure footrests (separate from any driver’s footrests) for any pillion passenger
  • have your feet on the footrests (unless the motorcycle is stopped)
  • not ride more than two abreast within one lane
  • not lane filter
  • not carry a pillion passenger under eight years old (unless they are riding in a sidecar).

Pillion passengers must:

  • have their feet on their footrest
  • wear an approved motorcycle helmet
  • sit astride the seat and face forwards.