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18. ♦ introduction - provisional licences

 

P1 Provisional licence

 

Once you have passed your practical driving test, you will get a provisional licence. Under the graduated licensing system, the type of provisional licence you receive will depend on how old you are. If you are under 25 you will get a P1 provisional licence. If you are 25 or older, you will get a P2 provisional licence.

P1 Provisional Licence Requirements
If you hold a P1 provisional licence and you are under 25, you:

A. must display red P plates at the front and back of your car when driving (back only for motorcycles)
B. must not use your mobile phone when driving, including hands-free functions or Bluetooth accessories. Your passengers are banned from using mobile phones on the loudspeaker function.
C. are not allowed to have more than one passenger aged under 21 in the car with you between 11pm and 5am, unless they're members of your immediate family .
D.are not allowed to drive high-powered vehicles.
E. must drive with a zero BAC .
F. must always carry your licence when you are driving. If you are waiting to receive your licence in the mail, you must carry your Driver Licence Receipt.

If you turn 25 when you are on your P1 licence the peer passenger, high powered vehicle and additional mobile phone restrictions no longer apply to you. You must continue to display red P Plates, drive with a zero BAC and always carry your licence or Driver Licence Receipt


Getting your P2 licence

If you hold a P1 licence, to get your P2 licence you will need to:

A. be at least 18 , hold your P1 licence for at least one year (not including licence suspensions or cancellations)
B. obtain green P plates
C. pass a hazard perception test.
D. pay the hazard perception test fee.

If you are eligible for a P2 licence it will automatically be mailed to you. Note: You must remove the red P plates from your vehicle and replace them with green P plates before you start driving as a P2 licence holder.

Hazard perception test

In order to graduate to a P2 or open licence, all P1 licence holders must pass a hazard perception test. The hazard perception test is an additional test that complements the road rules test and the practical driving test. The hazard perception test assesses whether your hazard perception skills are sufficiently advanced to allow you to upgrade from a P1 licence to a P2 or open licence. The hazard perception test is an online computer-based test that measures a driver's ability to recognise and appropriately respond to potentially dangerous situations (traffic conflicts) while driving. A traffic conflict is a situation where your vehicle is on course to hit another road user. If your vehicle needs to slow down or change course to prevent a crash, then there is a traffic conflict.


Once you have passed the hazard perception test, paid the required fee and
held your P1 licence for 12 months, you are eligible to upgrade your licence.
If you pass the hazard perception test, you will not be required to sit this
test again.
Note: You will never be able to exit the P1 licence stage