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Getting a learner motorcycle licence (RE)

If you want to learn to ride a motorcycle, you must apply for a class RE learner licence.

To get your class RE learner licence, you need to:

  • hold a provisional or open car licence and have held the licence for at least 1 year. This makes sure you have on-road driving experience before you learn to ride.
  • pass a motorcycle knowledge test
    and
  • be medically fit to ride.

You can practice the motorcycle knowledge test online.

Once you pass and pay for your knowledge test, your driver licence will have the class RE added to it.

You can now start learning to ride a motorcycle.

Upcoming changes

From October 2016, how you get your RE learner licence is changing, you will need to:

  • hold a provisional or open car licence and have held the licence for at least 1 year. This makes sure you have on-road driving experience before you learn to ride.
  • successfully complete a Q-Ride pre-learner training and assessment course
    Note: If you live outside a 100km radius of a Q-Ride training centre, you may choose to apply for an exemption from completing the course, however if you are exempt from the course your will need to hold your RE learner licence for longer.
  • pass a motorcycle knowledge test
  • be medically fit.

The new pre-learner training and assessment course is being introduced to better prepare learner riders by enabling them to gain basic riding knowledge and motorcycle handling skills in a safe environment before riding on-road.

Last updated
8 June 2016

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