Step One: Learn How to Ride (optional)
The Q-Ride Pre-Learner course is designed to help new riders gain basic riding knowledge and motorcycle skills. If you are unsure whether biking is for you, or would like to get some additional training before undertaking the Q-Ride Pre-Learner course, why not try our popular Head Start Course.
Step Two: Check your eligibility
You must have held your Drivers Licence for 12 months before applying for a motorcycle learners permit.
Step Three: Complete the Q-Ride Pre-Learner Course (two days)
Step Four: Complete the Knowledge Test
In order to obtain your Learner Licence, you must take a 30-question knowledge test and pay the applicable fee to Department Transport and Main Roads (TMR). You can practice the online motorcycle test here.
Step Five: Spend 90 days practicing
You must hold your Learner’s Licence for a minimum of 90 days before you may apply for your Q-Ride Restricted (RE) Licence. Stay Upright offer private lessons and accompanied rides to help you gain valuable supervised on-road experience. You cannot ride unsupervised during this time.
Step Six: Complete the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) at TMR
Step Seven: Complete the Q-Ride Restricted (RE) Licence Course.
Time to book in with us for the next stage of your licensing journey, the Q-Ride Restricted (RE) Licence Course. Make sure you have completed Step 5 above first – the HPT.
Step Eight: Spend two years on your RE Licence (Open or Provisional).
You will need to hold a RE Licence for two years, before upgrading to a Q-Ride Unrestricted (R) Licence or riding an R-Class bike. You are permitted to carry a pillion passenger after 12-months on a RE Licence.
Stay Upright offer a variety of courses to build your confidence and hone your physical and mental driving skills. Consider taking a Roadsmart course or Accompanied ride.
Step Nine: Receive your R-class Learner’s Permit automatically, after two years.
You will automatically receive an R-class Learner’s Permit after holding a RE Licence for two years. This allows you to ride a Class R motorcycle – a two or three-wheel bike with an unlimited engine size. However, you must display an L-plate and be escorted by a holder of an R-class Licence for a minimum of 12 months. You may not carry pillion riders.
Stay Upright offers a variety of private courses and accompanied rides to assist you in gaining experience on an R-class bike.
Step Ten: Book your Q-Ride Unrestricted (R) Course
Step Eleven: Upgrade your Licence online or at a TMR office
Once marked competent you may now upgrade your licence online, or visit a TMR office. Once processed you are fully Licenced.