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How do I get my motorcycle licence?

How do I get my motorcycle licence?

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How do I get my motorcycle licence?

Step One: Check your eligibility

You must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia, or a temporary overseas visitor (for more information on International Licences, contact Service NSW).
  • Have a NSW residential address.
  • Be at least 16 years and six months of age on the date of the Pre-Learner Course.
  • Have a current driver’s licence or TfNSW Customer number (obtained from Service NSW).
  • Be able to pass an eyesight test and be medically fit to complete the training and hold a rider licence.
  • Ensure your licence is not currently suspended or ineligible.
  • Have no outstanding fines with the State Debt Recovery Office.
  • Have no restrictions in force for improper conduct.

Step Two: Complete your NSW Pre-Learner Course.

Step Three: Complete the computer-based Driver Knowledge and Eyesight Tests at Service NSW

Make an appointment with Service NSW within three months, to complete your Driver Knowledge Test.  You can contact them on 13 77 88 or log into your app.  Don’t forget to take your course certificate.

Step Four: Practice your skills

You must hold your L’s for a minimum of three months and a maximum of 12 months, before you can apply for your Pre-Provisional Licence.

In the meantime, why not practice and hone your skills in Stay Upright’s courses that are perfect for your level of riding.

Step Five: Complete the Pre-Provisional Course and Skill Test (MOST)

Step Six: Head to your local ServiceNSW to get your P1 Licence.

Visit Service NSW with your Pre-Provisional certificate within 3 months of completing your course, along with your Learner Licence.  They will issue you a P1 Licence (Red P) which you will hold for 12 months.

Step Seven: Upgrade your P1 to a P2 or Unrestricted licence

After 12 months on your P1, you can head back to Service NSW to upgrade your licence to a P2 (Green P’s).  If you’re over 25 and hold an unrestricted Australian driving licence, you will upgrade to an Unrestricted Motorcycle Licence.

Now’s the time to really hone your skills and enjoy riding your bike safely.  Stay Upright has lots of courses to keep you improving and growing your enjoyment on the bike.

NSW Licensing Courses

NSW Pre Learner Course – $96

NSW Pre-Provisional Licensing Course including skills test (MOST) – $202

NSW Pre-Provisional MOST/Skills Test only – $58

Practice Session Including MOST – $239

NSW PRE-LEARNER COURSE

You’re at the beginning of something really great.  The two-day Pre-Learner course is an NSW Government requirement to gain your Motorcycle Learner’s Permit.  We offer the accredited course at a choice of locations across NSW and a wide range of course dates, to suit you.

  • Stay Upright is accredited by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) as a provider of motorcycle training and testing for riders wishing to obtain their motorcycle pre-learner and provisional licences.
  • The course takes place over two half days, each of 3.5 hours.
  • Bike, helmet and gloves are provided.

Prerequisites: You must be at least 16 years and six months old at the time of the course. You must be 16 years and nine months when attending Service NSW to have your Learner Licence issued.

Locations:  Bathurst, Bomaderry, Botany, Campbelltown, Clyde, Loftus, Penrith, Rouse Hill and Queanbeyan.

Cost: $96

NSW PRE-PROVISIONAL LICENSING COURSE INCLUDING SKILLS TEST (MOST)

You’re on your way to freedom town.  This is the next step on your journey from Learner to P-Plater.  We offer the full-day course, seven days a week, at a range of different locations across NSW.

  • Stay Upright is accredited by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) as a provider of motorcycle training and testing for riders wishing to obtain motorcycle learner and provisional licences.
  • Includes Motorcycle Operator Skills Test (MOST).
  • Helmet and gloves can be provided.
  • Bike hire is available (please choose your selection at the checkout).

Prerequisites: You must have held your learner permit for at least three months and no longer than 12 months. We recommend you book your course at least 6 weeks before the end of the qualifying period.

Locations: Bathurst, Bomaderry, Botany, Campbelltown, Clyde, Loftus, Penrith, Rouse Hill and Queanbeyan.

Cost: $202

NSW PRE-PROVISIONAL MOST/SKILLS TEST ONLY

If you need to convert your overseas licence, take an age or re-test or if TfNSW has advised you that you only need to the MOST skills test, this is for you.  Our TfNSW-accredited course is offered seven days a week, at a range of locations across NSW.

  • Transport for NSW (TfNSW) accredited course.
  • One-and-a-half hours.
  • Offered seven days a week in a range of locations.
  • Helmet and gloves can be provided.
  • Bike hire available.

Please note:

  • If you hold a NSW Motorcycle Learners Licence and have not already completed the Pre-Provisional Course, you must complete the full-day NSW Pre-Provisional Course, including MOST/Skills test.
  • You will be asked to present documentation of eligibility before being able to complete the test (i.e. Certificate of Completion for the Pre-Provisional Course, or other TfNSW authorisation documentation).

Locations: Bathurst, Bomaderry, Botany, Campbelltown, Clyde, Loftus, Penrith, Rouse Hill and Queanbeyan

Cost: $58

PRACTICE SESSION INCLUDING MOST

Practice makes perfect – it also makes for fun.  If you’re just taking the MOST, why not increase your chances of success and your confidence, with a two-hour practice session with an experienced instructor, prior to taking the MOST itself.

  • This session is suitable for those who need only to pass a MOST in order to convert an overseas Licence or other reasons as determined by Transport for NSW (TfNSW).  It does not replace the NSW Pre-Provisional Course, required by TfNSW.
  • If you are unsure of eligibility, please contact us.
  • Course fee includes bike hire, helmet and gloves.
  • Offered in a wide range of locations across NSW.

Please note:

  • If you hold an NSW Motorcycle Learners Licence, you must complete the full-day NSW Pre-Provisional Course including MOST/skills test.
  • You will be asked to present documentation of eligibility before being able to complete the test (i.e. Certificate of Completion for the Pre-Provisional Course, or other TfNSW authorisation documentation).

Locations: Botany, Campbelltown, Clyde, Rouse Hill

Cost: $239

Bike Hire

We’ve got your back – and your bike.  We offer a range of easy-to-ride bikes available for hire for a number of our courses.  You can book to hire them when you book your test – or any time up to the start of the course (subject to availability).   Please note that the cost of the bike does not include the course fee.

Bike Hire (only) for Pre-Provisional Course and Test (NSW) – $180

Bike Hire (only) for Pre-Provisional MOST (Skills Test) only (NSW) – $80

Ride better, sooner!

Practice session for L-Platers – $179

Range to Road for Pre-Learners – $179

Private Lessons – $219

PRACTICE SESSION FOR L-PLATERS

Our popular Practice Sessions prepare L-Platers for their Pre-Provisional Training and MOST/Skills Test.  Led by our experienced instructors, the course is designed to improve your physical and mental skills.  It will also help you resolve any issues you may be experiencing, making your transition to P’s, much easier.

Two-hour session, with a maximum of six participants.
Bike hire is included, but you’re welcome to bring your own.

Prerequisites: You must have your Learner’s Permit.

Locations:  Botany, Campbelltown, Clyde, Penrith and Rouse Hill

Cost: $179

RANGE TO ROAD FOR PRE-LEARNERS

Get off the range and onto the road.  This course helps Pre-Learners transition from the training range, to the public road, with confidence.  Led by our experienced instructors, you’ll refresh your skills, finesse your lane positioning, enhance your roadcraft and understand how best to deal with a variety of challenges you are likely to come across, on the road.

  • Two-hour sessions with a maximum of four participants.
  • Bike hire is included, but you’re welcome to bring your own.

Prerequisites:  Learner’s Permit.

Locations: Botany, Campbelltown, Clyde, Penrith and Rouse Hill.

Cost: $179

PRIVATE LESSONS

There’s nothing better than some good old one-to-one tuition to build your confidence and enhance your skills – especially when it’s provided by one of Stay Upright’s experienced instructors.

  • One-hour coaching sessions tailored to suit your needs.
  • Takes place on the range or on the road – you choose.
  • Bike hire is included, but you’re welcome to bring your own.
  • Suitable for practice whilst waiting to take your Pre-Learners Course.

Locations: Botany, Campbelltown, Clyde, Penrith, Rouse Hill and Queanbeyan

Cost: $219

Returning Rider Course

Welcome back. We’ve got the perfect course to refresh your skills and return to riding, safely and with confidence.  With a little help from our experienced instructors, you’ll refresh your skills in a car-free environment, then head to the road to hone your skills – and learn new ones.

  • Course is two hours.
  • Each course has a maximum of four participants.
  • Course is held in a range of locations.
  • Bike hire is included, but you’re welcome to bring your own.

Prerequisites: A full, current Australian Motorcycle Licence

Locations: Botany, Campbelltown, Clyde, Penrith and Rouse Hill

Cost: $179

Adventure Courses

Adventure Course – $350

ADVENTURE COURSE

Get some fresh air on our Adventure Course. No matter what skill level, we’ll give you the skills to fly! In a full, fun-packed day course, you’ll learn how to handle the things you might come across in an adventure ride; how to ride in sand or dirt, how to ascend and descend, how to pick up a dropped bike (and how to pick bugs out of your teeth….)  You’ll also learn how to ride a big bike, off road and lots of off-road techniques that will help you to go further, easier.

  • You can bring your own adventure bike or hire one of our Honda CRF230. Oh yeah!
  • Spread the cost of the course in interest-free payments through Humm™.

Prerequisites:  A motorcycle licence – learners and above. If on a restricted licence, the rider must have a LAMS approved bike. Adventure bike gear recommended.

Location:  Appin

Cost: $350

Roadsmart Courses

You can never be too good at riding a bike – especially when it comes to the road.   Our Roadsmart Series provides road smart training for all levels of rider.

SU Roadsmart One – $229

SU Roadsmart Two – $429 for a weekday

SU Roadsmart Three – $429 for a weekday

SU ROADSMART ONE

Roadsmart One is designed for L-platers, P-platers and anyone who would like to build their confidence on the road.  In a half-day (four hours), you’ll expand your physical and mental skills to ensure you can handle anything the road can throw at you.  You’ll perfect techniques like cornering and braking and enhance your roadcraft, allowing you to stay safe whilst enjoying your ride.

  • Takes place on the track but is road-focused, keeping you safe whilst you work on your skills.
  • This course is recognised by many insurers to achieve a discount.
  • Spread the cost of the course in interest-free payments through Humm™.

Prerequisites:  Learner’s Permit or above

Location: Sydney Dragway at Eastern Creek

Cost: $229

SU ROADSMART TWO

Roadsmart Two is our most popular course.  It’s designed for P-Platers and above who want to perfect their riding skills and ensure their safety on the road.  The full-day course blends roadcraft with physical skills.  In it, you’ll master cornering, braking and bike control.  You’ll perfect your posture and vision abilities.  You’ll also have plenty of riding time and our Follow Sessions will give you detailed feedback on your riding technique – and show you how it can be improved.

  • Takes place on the track but is road-focused, keeping you safe whilst you work on your skills.
  • This course is recognised by many insurers to achieve a premium discount.
  • Spread the cost of the course in interest-free payments through Humm™.

Prerequisites:  For everyone with P-Plates and above. If on a restricted licence, you must be riding a LAMS approved bike.

Location:  Luddenham Raceway

Cost: From $429 for a weekday

SU ROADSMART THREE

Roadsmart Three is for confident road riders, sports riders and / or those who have previously completed Roadsmart Two.  In a full and action-packed day, you’ll finesse your cornering, bust some braking myths and work on your ability to harness your bike’s braking system.   We also share the best lines to use, introduce you to track lines and show you how to reduce your risks. You’ll also have plenty of riding time and our Follow Sessions will give you detailed feedback on your riding technique – and show you how it can be improved.

  • Takes place on the track but is road-focused, keeping you safe whilst you work on your skills.
  • Spread the cost of the course in interest-free payments through Humm™.

Prerequisites:  Full licence

Location:  Luddenham Raceway, Wakefield Park

Cost:  From $429 for a weekday

Track

TRACKSMART

This is where the rubber hits the road – and sticks to it.  Our Tracksmart course is for first-time track riders, Ride day riders and those who (or would like to) race.  You’ll get classroom sessions, as well as solid track time, in which to practice what you’ve learned.

Prerequisites:  Full leathers

Location:  Luddenham Raceway

Cost:  $319

WORKPLACE TRAINING

We began providing Australian Workplace Training in 1990 – and if we do say so ourselves, we’re very good at it.  Our registered courses have achieved the Australia Qualifications Framework at the highest possible level. We work closely with everyone from Government agencies to Agricultural and food delivery businesses, to train staff and significantly reduce the risk of accidents, for two-wheel, Quad and side-by-side vehicles.

We train and assess to National units of competency including:

  • AHCMOM201 – Operate 2-Wheel Motorbikes
  • AHCMOM216 – Operate Side by Side Utility Vehicles
  • AHCMOM217 – Operate Quad Bikes / ATVs

For more information or to book a course for your organisation, contact our professional team at atv@stayupright.com.au.

How do I get my motorcycle licence?

Step One: Check your eligibility

You must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia, or a temporary overseas visitor (for more information on International Licences, contact Service NSW).
  • Have a NSW residential address.
  • Be at least 16 years and six months of age on the date of the Pre-Learner Course.
  • Have a current driver’s licence or TfNSW Customer number (obtained from Service NSW).
  • Be able to pass an eyesight test and be medically fit to complete the training and hold a rider licence.
  • Ensure your licence is not currently suspended or ineligible.
  • Have no outstanding fines with the State Debt Recovery Office.
  • Have no restrictions in force for improper conduct.

Step Two: Complete your NSW Pre-Learner Course.

Step Three: Complete the computer-based Driver Knowledge and Eyesight Tests at Service NSW

Make an appointment with Service NSW within three months, to complete your Driver Knowledge Test.  You can contact them on 13 77 88 or log into your app.  Don’t forget to take your course certificate.

Step Four: Practice your skills

You must hold your L’s for a minimum of three months and a maximum of 12 months, before you can apply for your Pre-Provisional Licence.

In the meantime, why not practice and hone your skills in Stay Upright’s courses that are perfect for your level of riding.

Step Five: Complete the Pre-Provisional Course and Skill Test (MOST)

Step Six: Head to your local ServiceNSW to get your P1 Licence.

Visit Service NSW with your Pre-Provisional certificate within 3 months of completing your course, along with your Learner Licence.  They will issue you a P1 Licence (Red P) which you will hold for 12 months.

Step Seven: Upgrade your P1 to a P2 or Unrestricted licence

After 12 months on your P1, you can head back to Service NSW to upgrade your licence to a P2 (Green P’s).  If you’re over 25 and hold an unrestricted Australian driving licence, you will upgrade to an Unrestricted Motorcycle Licence.

Now’s the time to really hone your skills and enjoy riding your bike safely.  Stay Upright has lots of courses to keep you improving and growing your enjoyment on the bike.

NSW FAQ’s

What do I have to wear?

You must wear long sleeves, long pants and sturdy footwear (no steel caps) for every course.  We provide helmet, gloves and bike on the Pre-Learner’s Course.  For those on the Pre-Provisional course, bike hire (including gloves and a helmet) is available.

What happens if I am late?

If you don’t arrive on time, you will miss the safety briefing and won’t be able to start the course requiring you to rebook (and pay) again.  If you are late on the second day, you will need to redo the course (and pay) again.

What happens if it rains?

Whatever the weather, our courses will go ahead.

What happens if I can’t make my course or I need to change my date?

Please contact us, at least seven days ahead of your course, to discuss your options.

If you’re sick on the day, please get a doctor’s certificate from your GP and let us know as soon as you can.

Full terms and conditions are provided at the time of booking and attached to your booking confirmation.

I’m new to riding a motorbike – will the Pre-Learner course teach me how?

The Pre-Learner course is designed for those with no motorcycle experience.  If you can ride a bicycle, that’s a great start – ideally you need a sense of balance and coordination.  However, since it’s a competencies-based course, there is no guarantee that you’ll pass.  There is limited free remedial training available but if you think you’ll need a little extra help, book one of our popular private lessons, to boost your confidence.

Do I need to pre-fill the questionnaire? Do I need to print it out too?

No.  You do not need to complete the questionnaire before attending the course. Your instructor will explain the purpose of the questionnaire

Give me a break! And what about lunch?

Yes, courses include scheduled breaks, but our trainers are better on the training ranges than they are in the kitchen, so you will need to bring your own lunch and refreshments.

What does LAMS mean?

LAMS is short for ‘Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme’ – and are bikes that have been approved for Learner riders.  A LAMS bike has an engine capacity of between 251 and 660cc, with a power output of less than 150kw per tonne.  Transport for NSW offers an up-to-date list of approved LAMS.

Can I convert my overseas licence?

Some overseas motorcycle licences are recognised in Australia and can be converted to an Australian Motorcycle Licence. As each country is different, please contact Service NSW to confirm the steps you need to take to have your overseas licence converted.