About applying for or renewing a learner motorcycle licence
The type of learner licence you need depends on whether you've had a motorcycle licence in the past.
If you're a novice learner (haven't held a motorcycle licence before) you must:
- get your motorcycle Ls and Ps before you can get a full motorcycle licence.
If you're a non-novice learner (you've had a motorcycle licence in the past, including in a different country, cancelled or expired for more than 5 years) you must:
- learn the Tasmanian Road Rules and pass the Motorcycle Road Rules test at Service Tasmania
- undertake a Pre Learner Motorcycle course
- attend a check ride with an external driving assessor at least 28 days after your pre-learner course
- complete a Pre-Provisional Test with an external driving assessor at least 28 days after your pre-learner course, where you'll receive temporary Provisional licence (after paying a licence fee)
Attend Service Tasmania with your identity documents to receive a:
- temporary licence
- licence condition attachment
- photo licence (after paying a licence fee)
How to apply or renew
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What you need to apply or renew
- complete an application form (PDF, 251KB)
- provide a certificate of competency for the pre-learner course (for new applicants)
- provide proof of identity documents
- take an eye test
- pay a fee
- have a photo taken.
To renew if your licence expired less than 28 days ago, you must also:
- show that you've booked and paid for the next stage of the motorcycle training program.
To renew if your licence expired more than 28 days ago, you must also:
Can I apply or renew?
You must be at least 16 years and 6 months or over, and:
If applying you must have passed:
If renewing less than 28 days after expiry you must have:
- passed the learner motorcycle knowledge test, and
- booked and paid for the next stage of the motorcycle training program.
If renewing more than 28 days after the expiry you must:
- have passed the learner motorcycle knowledge test, and
- complete day 2 of the pre-learner motorcycle course again and gain a certificate of competency.
You cannot apply or renew a motorcycle learner licence if you have any convictions or driving bans until you are approved by Transport Services.
Proving your identity
To prove your identity you must show at least:
- One category A document and 2 category B documents, or
- Two category A documents and one category B document.
These documents must:
- show your current Tasmanian address
- be the originals (not photocopies or certified copies)
- be in English or provided with an English translation from an accredited translator.
- Australian birth certificate (not an extract or commemorative certificate)
- Australian citizenship papers
- Australian passport (can be expired up to 2 years)
- Overseas passport or visa (can be expired up to 2 years if accompanied by a current Australian visa)
- Australian photo driver licence (can be expired up to 2 years)
- Australian firearms licence
- Tasmanian Government personal information card (showing your full name)
- Department of Home Affairs travel documents or Australian Government issued Immicard
- Department of Home Affairs certificate of evidence of resident status.
- Medicare card
- Bank or credit card, with signature
- Student identity card with photo, issued by an Australian educational institution
- Department of Veterans' Affairs or Centrelink - pensioner concession or other current entitlement card issued by the Australian Government
- Births, Deaths and Marriages change of name/marriage certificate (not a church or celebrant document) or deed poll
- High risk work licence issued by WorkSafe Tasmania
- Government issued working with vulnerable people or children card.
If you have changed your address or name
If your name or address is incorrect on your licence or any documents you use to prove your identity, you must show proof of:
- your address, and/or
- change of name documents.
To show proof of change of address you must provide one of the following documents:
- financial institution statement
- lease or rent agreement
- council rate notice
- utility account (electricity, water, sewerage, telephone, gas)
- land tax valuation notice
- Australian Taxation Office assessment (current or last financial year)
- certificate of title.
To show proof of change of name you must provide one of the following documents:
- adoption paper issued by court
- divorce paper issued by court, showing your original name
- change of name registration issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages or deed poll
- guardianship order
- marriage certificate issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages (not a church or celebrant issued document).
Body corporate (a company or an incorporated association)
At least one of the documents from the section below must be provided. Additional documents may also be required to prove the current:
- residential address
- garage address
- change of name of the body corporate.
- Certificate of registration with an Australian Company Number (ACN)
- Certificate of registration of change of name with an ACN
- Extract of company with ACN
- Certificate of registration of foreign company with Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN)
- Certificate of incorporation
- Written authorisation on letterhead by the issuing authority, stating the Act under which it was established.
- Certificate of registration of change of name with an ACN
- Written authorisation on letterhead by the issuing authority, stating the Act under which established.
If you cannot provide the required identity documents, please contact us on 1300 135 513.
How much it costs
|Licence type||Standard fee||Concession fee|
Learner driver (includes non-novice learner drivers)
Learner motorcycle (includes novice and non-novice riders)
Heavy vehicle learner
P1 and P2 combined
Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.
- If you wear contact lenses or glasses for driving, please make sure you wear them to take the eye test at a service centre.
- You can buy a motorcycle 'L' plate at a service centre.
Please visit Transport Services for more information on applying for or renewing a learner motorcycle licence.