• You may only get your open licence if you are at least 20.
•If you were under 23 when you got your P1 licence, you must hold your P2
licence for at least two years to progress to an open licence
•If you were 23 when you got your P1 licence, you must hold your P2 licence
for at least one year to progress to an open licence.
•If you were 24 when you got your P1 licence, you must hold your P1 licence for at least one year to progress to an open licence.
•If you were 25 or over when you passed your practical driving test, you would have been issued with a P2 licence which you must hold for at least one year. To graduate to an open licence you are not required to undertake the hazard perception test.
•If you accumulate 12 or more demerit points in a continuous three year period you will be required to choose between a licence suspension or a one year good driving behaviour period .
Learner licence for motorcycle
• You may apply for a class RE motorcycle learner licence after you have held your class C car provisional, probationary or open licence for at least one year.
•When you are learning to ride a motorcycle, an L plate must be displayed at the back of your motorcycle or on the back of a vest worn while riding
•You may only learn to ride a learner approved motorcycle.
•You must always ride with a zero BAC.
•Restrictions on passengers apply
Minimum period for licence types
If you are required to hold your licence for a stated period and your licence expires or is suspended, including State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) suspensions, or you are disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver licence by order of an Australian court, the stated period will be extended.
If you previously held a class of licence that has not been valid for more than five years (for example, expired, surrendered or cancelled), you may apply to reobtain that class or a lower class of licence without having to hold any other licence for a minimum period of time - for more information about returning drivers,.