Learner licence conditions
Now you have your car learner licence, there are a number
of requirements and restrictions that you must understand.
• Display L plates on the front and back of your vehicle.
•Keep your licence with you at all times while driving. If you are waiting to
receive your licence in the mail, you must carry your Driver Licence Receipt.
•Be accompanied by a person who holds and has held an open licence for
that class of vehicle (for example, automatic or manual), for at least one year.
The supervising driver must not be on a provisional, probationary, restricted, suspended, cancelled or expired licence when accompanying a learner and they must have a BAC below 0.05 if you are learning to drive a car or (0.00) for drivers supervising heavy vehicle learners.
• You must drive with a zero BAC.
• You must hold a learner licence for at least one year before being eligible to undertake a practical driving test. Passing the practical driving test will enable you to move to the next stage of your licensing journey. If you are under 25 years of age you will qualify for your P1 licence. If you are 25 or over you will qualify for your P2 licence.
• Using a mobile phone is prohibited while driving, including hands-free function, loudspeaker function and Bluetooth® accessories. Your driving supervisor and passengers are also restricted from using mobile phones on loudspeaker function.
Rules for class C learner licence holders (under 25 years of age).
• Complete 100 hours (or equivalent) of supervised on-road driving experience including 10 hours at night, recorded and verified in a logbook.
• Research shows the more experience you have before graduating to your provisional licence, the less likely you are to be involved in a crash. Make the most of your time as a learner.
• Continue to develop safe driving skills by practising in a variety of driving conditions including wet weather, heavy traffic and night driving.
Rules for class C learner licence holders (25 years of age and over)
• The licensing system affects you differently if you apply for a learner licence and you are 25 years of age or older.
• Learners 25 years of age and over are not required to log 100 hours of driving before undertaking a practical driving test, although this is encouraged. All drivers are banned from using a mobile phone that is held in the hand while driving.
• If you accumulate four or more demerit points over a continuous one year period while on your learner licence, your licence will be suspended for a three month period.