This page tells you the process to get your motorcycle full licence, and what you need to know about holding a full licence.
If you have completed an competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) 6F course , you can get your full licence once you turn 17½.
If you haven't completed a CBTA course, then you must be 18 before you can get your full licence.
If you have completed a CBTA 6F course, then you must have held your restricted licence for at least 12 months before you can get your full licence.
If you have not completed a course, then you must have held your restricted licence for at least 18 months.
To get your full licence, you must apply at a driver licensing agent.
You will need to:
fill out an application form (DL1) [PDF, 204 KB]
present evidence of your identity
prove your eyesight meets the required standard
let the agent take your photo and a signature
pay the full licence application fee of $47.40.
You can then either:
present your competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) 6F certificate, or
book and pass the full practical driving test.
The application fee is the same whether you present a CBTA certificate or sit the test. There’s no fee to book, change or rebook a test.
You can book the test online before you go into the agent. If you book online, you’ll still need to go to the driver licensing agent before your test to make your application.
If you’ve completed a CBTA 6F course instead, you don’t have to book a test.
The full licence practical test is a 30-minute test with a testing officer, who will assess whether your riding is good enough to progress to the next level of driver licence.
Once you have passed the full licence practical test, you can ride any time you like, ride any motorcycle you like and you can carry passengers.
You should wait until you're an experienced rider before carrying passengers. The extra weight changes the way the motorcycle handles, the way it balances, the way it turns, the way it speeds up and the way it slows down.
To carry passengers, you'll need the following equipment on your motorcycle:
Your passenger is also required by law to wear an approved helmet. They should also wear protective clothing.
Because your motorcycle will change angle with the extra weight of a passenger, you should adjust the mirror and headlight. Have the passenger sit on the seat while you do this.
It’s also a good idea to add some air to the tyres (check your owner’s manual for correct air pressure).
If the shock absorbers are adjustable, they should also be adjusted to carry the added weight.
Don’t assume your passenger will know what to do, even if he or she is a motorcycle rider. Before you move off, you should tell them to:
Ride with caution until you're sure your passenger can follow all these instructions.
When you're carrying a passenger, the motorcycle responds more slowly because of the extra weight. It takes longer to speed up or slow down and makes your motorcycle react differently when making a turn.
To adjust for the added weight of the passenger, you should:
Warn your passenger when you intend to start moving, stop quickly, turn sharply or ride over a bump. Otherwise, talk as little as possible.
To make yourself understood, you may have to turn you head. Do it carefully, because your eyes will be off the road.