Motorbike Licence Courses TAS

Stay Upright is an approved Tasmanian Department of State Growth Motorcycle Licence Training Provider. To obtain your Tasmanian motorbike licence with us, or explore our other courses, click below. We offer the licensing courses in Prospect and Moonah.

How do I get my motorcycle licence?

Step One: Learn How to Ride (optional)

The two-day Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training Course is designed to prepare riders for riding on the road. It is not designed to teach you how to ride. If you are unsure whether biking is for you, are not confident riding a bicycle and balancing on two wheels, or would like to get some additional training before undertaking the Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training course, try our popular Head Start Course. 

*Be medically fit enough to ride a motorcycle. If you have a medical condition or take regular prescribed medication, please call our friendly Customer Service Team on 1300 366 640 so that they can help you with the process before making your booking.

Step Two: Check your eligibility

To be eligible for our motorcycle training, you must: 

  • Be 16 years and 6 months old. 
  • Be a resident of Tasmania. 
  • Have successfully completed the Road Rules Knowledge Test at Service Tasmania.  
  • Must not have a suspended or cancelled licence. 
  • Provide photo ID as proof of identification. 
  • Be medically fit enough to ride a motorcycle. If you have a medical condition or take regular prescribed medication, please call our friendly Customer Service Team on 1300 366 640 so that they can help you with the process before making your booking.

Step Three: Complete the two day Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training Course

You will need to complete a two-day Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training Course to gain your learners licence. The course takes place over two full days (15 hours), on the weekend or weekdays. Ensure you have completed the Road Rules Knowledge Test at a Service Tasmania office prior to attending the Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training course. 

Step Four: Visit Service Tasmania to receive your learners licence

Visit Service Tasmania with your Certificate of Competency (acquired at your Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training Course), completed application form here and your ID.

Step Five: Practice Your Skills

You must hold your learner’s licence for a minimum of six months before you can apply to complete the Pre-Provisional Test, and you need to wait 28 days after your Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training course before you can complete your Check Ride. Note that you must complete the Check Ride at least 28 days before your Pre-Provisional Test. 

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

Step Six: Complete the Check Ride (CR)

The Check Ride (CR) needs to be completed at least 28 days prior to completing your Pre-Provisional Test. The earliest a CR can be completed is 28 days after completing your Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training course. 

Step Seven: Complete your Pre-Provisional Test

This final testing component is a 1.5-hour assessment, including an on-range riding skill assessment and an on-road safe riding assessment. You must complete the Pre-Provisional Test within 12 months of receiving your learner’s licence, and you must have completed the Check Ride at least 28 days beforehand to avoid your licence expiring.

TAS Licensing Courses

Discover our range of TAS Licensing courses  to decide what one is best for you. If you’re uncertain if biking is the suitable mode of transportation for you or if you want to start your journey to obtain your learners licence, our courses will help pave the way to your full motorcycle licence in Tasmania.

Head Start - Learn to Ride (Optional) - $99
Pre-Learners Motorcycle Training Course - from $689
Check Ride (CR) - From $249
Pre-Provisional Test - from $209
Practice and Pre-Provisional Test - from $309
Private Lessons - $159
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HEAD START COURSE (LEARN TO RIDE) (Optional)

The Head Start Course is designed to prepare riders for riding on the road. It is not designed to teach you how to ride. If you’re unsure whether biking is for you, are not confident riding a bicycle and balancing on two wheels, or would like to get some additional tuition before undertaking the Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training course, try our popular Head Start Course. In a 90-minute session with one of our legendary instructors, you’ll be guided through a series of riding basics, such as posture, controls, moving off and stopping.

  • Small, group-sized training with a maximum of 3 on a course.
  • Cost includes bike hire, helmet and gloves.
  • Choose between a range of time slots and locations.

Prerequisite:  None

Locations:  Prospect and Moonah

Cost: $99

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PRE-LEARNER MOTORCYCLE TRAINING COURSE

You’re at the beginning of something really great. The two-day Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training Course is a Service Tasmania requirement to gain your motorcycle learners licence. We offer the accredited course at a range of locations across Tasmania and a choice of course dates, to suit you.

  • Stay Upright are accredited by State Growth to provide this course.
  • Choose between midweek and weekend courses in a range of locations.
  • Course fee includes use of bike, helmet and gloves.
  • Spread the cost of the course with interest-free payments through Afterpay™.

Prerequisites: You must be at least 16 years and 6 months of age. You must have successfully completed the Road Rules Knowledge Test at Service Tasmania. You must be medically fit (See FAQs). You must NOT be currently cancelled or suspended from driving.

If you are not confident in riding a motorcycle or balancing a bicycle or would like additional training before attempting the Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training Course, you may wish to consider completing our popular Learn to Ride Course.

Locations: Prospect and Moonah

Cost: From $689, for a weekday course

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CHECK RIDE (CR)

Head screwed on? Check!  Bum on seat?  Check!  You’re good to go on your check ride. The Check Ride (CR) is a mandatory three-and-a-half-hour course that makes sure you are proficient in the safety and practical skills of riding a bike in order to pass the Pre-Provisional Test. On both range and road, you’ll progress from pre learner training with physical and mental safety skills. You’ll also get feedback and guidance from our experienced trainers to improve your riding technique.

  • The Check Ride must be taken at least 28 days prior to taking the Pre-Provisional Test. (The Pre-Provisional Test must be taken no later than twelve months after receiving your Learner Licence).
  • Choose between midweek and weekend courses in a range of locations.
  • Course fee includes use of bike, helmet, gloves and all Service Tasmania fees – but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
  • Spread the cost of the course with interest-free payments through Afterpay™.

Prerequisites:You must hold a current and valid Tasmania motorcycle learners licence. It must be at least 28 days since you obtained your learners licence. You must be medically fit (See FAQs). You must hold a licence that is not currently cancelled or suspended.

Locations: Prospect and Moonah

Cost: From $249, for a weekday course

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PRE-PROVISIONAL TEST

You’ve got this. The final mandatory step in the Service Tasmania motorcycle graduated licensing system (M-GLS). The one-and-a-half-hour assessment brings together your previous training and real-world riding experience, to test your skills. It includes an on-range riding skill assessment and an on-road safe riding assessment.

The Pre-Provisional Test may be taken six months after obtaining a learner’s licence and at least 28 days after the Check Ride (as long as you have held your learner’s licence continuously for at least 6 months without a suspension).

  • Choose between midweek and weekend dates in a range of locations.
  • Spread the cost of the course with interest-free payments through Afterpay™.
  • You must complete your Pre-Provisional Test within 12 months of receiving your learner’s licence. If you do not, your licence will expire and you must restart the licensing process.

Prerequisites:  You must hold a current and valid Tasmania motorcycle learner licence. You must have completed your Check Ride (CR) at least 28 days prior to your Pre-Provisional course. You must be medically fit. You must hold a licence that is not currently cancelled or suspended. For overseas licence conversions, please see our guide to how to get your licence.

Locations:   Prospect and Moonah

Cost: From $209, for a weekday course

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PRACTICE AND PRE-PROVISIONAL TEST

Take no chancesThe Practice and Pre-Provisional Test binds an additional one-hour practice with an experienced trainer, with all the other aspects of the Pre-Provisional Test. This practice will build your confidence and enhance your chances of a successful pass.

  • The Pre-Provisional Test will take place directly after the practice session.
  • Private session with one-to-one tuition.
  • The Pre-Provisional Test may be taken six months after obtaining a Learner Licence and at least 28 days after the Check Ride.
  • Choose between midweek and weekend dates in a range of locations.
  • Fee includes use of bike, helmet and gloves – you may bring your own if you prefer.
  • Spread the cost of the course with interest-free payments through Afterpay™.

Prerequisites:   You must hold a current and valid Tasmanian motorcycle learner licence. You must have completed your Check Ride (CR) at least 28 days prior to your Pre-Provisional course. You must be medically fit. You must hold a licence that is not currently cancelled or suspended. For overseas licence conversions, please see our guide to get your licence.

Locations:   Prospect and Moonah

Cost: From $309, for a weekday course

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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.

  • Suitable for all levels of rider.
  • One-and-a-half hour coaching sessions tailored to suit your needs.
  • Bike hire is included, but you’re welcome to bring your own.

Locations: Prospect and Moonah.

Cost: $159

Workplace Training

At Stay Upright, we believe that safety should be your number one concern on the farm or at your workplace.

Stay Upright can provide accredited workplace training courses, tailored to your needs, at your location or ours. To make safer riding skills more accessible to side-by-side users across Australia, we've also introduced a self-paced online training course which is ideal for anyone who uses a side by side vehicle at their workplace or on their farm.

You can find more information about both our in-person and online courses at the links below. If you have additional questions, or would like more information on what the courses entail, please contact our team on 1300 366 640.

Tap here for information on our face to face Workplace Training Courses for Side-By-Sides, Quads and two-wheelers.
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Who we Train

  • Australia Post
  • Parks Victoria
  • DELWP - Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
  • Australian Antarctic Division
  • Central Highlands Water
  • Western Plains Park
  • Fire & Rescue NSW
  • TAFE NSW
  • CSIRO
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Online Side-By-Side Training Course

In conjunction with the team at Polaris, Stay Upright has developed an online training course for operators of Side-By- Side vehicles. This course is perfect for:
  • Beginners looking for an overview of the safe operation of SBS vehicles
  • Experienced operators who have completed the face to face module (AHCMOM216 – Operate Side by Side Utility Vehicles) and are looking for a refresher course
  • Organisations looking to meet their duty of care to employees by providing ongoing training
The course covers:
  • Risk management
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Pre-ride SBS Utility check
  • Choosing the right vehicle for the right job
  • Environmental considerations
  • OHS/WHS
  • Loads and towing
  • Loading/unloading
  • Basic safety driving tips
Duration: Designed to be completed in approximately 30 minutes. Complete it when it suits you! You will automatically be emailed a link after you purchase the course, to complete in your own time.

Cost: $99 per person

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.

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How do I get my motorcycle licence?

Step One: Learn How to Ride (optional)

The Two Day Learner Permit Course (MPA) is designed to prepare riders for riding on the road. It is not designed to teach you how to ride. If you are unsure whether biking is for you, are not confident riding a push bike and balancing on two wheels, or would like to get some additional training before undertaking the MPA, try our popular Head Start Course.

Step Two: Check your eligibility

To be eligible for our motorcycle training, you must:

  • Be 18+ years old
  • Be a resident of Victoria
  • Free of any restrictions that would disqualify you from holding or achieving a Victorian Learner Permit.
  • Hold a current Victorian Car Learner’s Permit, or a Victorian Car Licence OR have passed a VicRoads road rules test at a VicRoads Customer Service Centre and received a VicRoads Customer Number.
  • Be medically fit enough to ride a motorcycle.  If you have a medical condition or take prescribed medication, please call our friendly Customer Service team so that they can help you with the process. You may need to provide the relevant medical reports to us before you book your assessment. You may be required to have an initial medical assessment to establish your capacity to ride a motorcycle.

Step Three: Complete your Two Day Learner Permit course – Motorcycle Permit Assessment Course (MPA).

Choose from midweek or weekend available courses to gain your Learner’s Permit. Since you will also complete the required eyesight and written motorcycle knowledge test, make sure you have spent time studying the Victorian Rider handbook before attending the course.

Step Four: Practice Your Skills

Whilst there’s no minimum wait time between completing your MPA and Check Ride, you must wait at least three months after your MPA and at least one month after your Check Ride before you can attempt the Motorcycle Licence Assessment (MLA).  You must complete all three within a period of 15 months.  In the meantime, practice your skills and consider taking a Stay Upright private lesson with our experienced instructors who can help with any specific areas of your riding technique you’d like to improve.

Step Five: Complete the Check Ride (CR).

The CR needs to be completed at least one month prior to completing your Motorcycle Licence Assessment.

Step Six: Take a Hazard Perception Test (if you don’t hold a Driver’s Licence)

If you don’t hold a Victorian Driver’s Licence, you will need to head to VicRoads to undertake a Hazard Perception Test.

Step Seven: Complete your Motorcycle Licence Assessment (MLA)

This final testing component is a 1.5-hour assessment, including an on-range riding skill assessment and an on-road safe riding assessment. You must complete the MLA within 15 months of receiving your Learner’s Permit to avoid your licence expiring.

TAS FAQ’s

How can I get my motorbike licence in Tasmania?

To obtain your motorbike licence in Tasmania, you should complete the following steps:

  1. Undertake a Head Start course (optional).
  2. Check you’re eligible for a learners licence.
  3. Complete the Road Rules Knowledge Test at Service Tasmania.
  4. Complete the 2-day Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training course.
  5. Practice your skills and consider taking private lessons to improve your riding technique.
  6. Complete the Check Ride (CR) at least 28 days before your Pre-Provisional Test and a minimum of 28 days after your Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training course.
  7. Complete your Pre-Provisional Test within 6-12 months of obtaining your learner’s licence.

What happens in the training course?

Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training Course: is delivered over two full days. Throughout the course you will learn key skills to safely ride a motorcycle including, but not limited to, safe mount and dismount, major and minor controls, riding posture, cornering, braking and roadcraft skills. The course culminates with two assessments: One conducted on the range, the other on the road.

Check Ride Course: The Check Ride (CR): is designed to reinforce safe riding skills and behaviours on the road. It expands on the skills you learnt during your Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training Course and includes an on-range and on-road components and assessments.

Pre-Provisional Test: The Pre-Provisional Test is the final step in obtaining your motorcycle licence. This is a one and a half hour one-on-one assessment divided into two parts. The first part evaluates skills on the range, followed by a road assessment.

What should I wear?

You must wear long sleeves, long pants and sturdy footwear (no steel caps). We provide the bike, helmet and gloves on all licensing courses. You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own bike for the Check Ride (CR) and Pre-Provisional Test, because you will be most familiar with it.

How old do I have to be to obtain a learners licence?

You must be at least 16 years 6 months of age. Please see our step-by-step guide for more details.

What happens if I am late?

If you don’t arrive on time, you will miss the safety briefing and therefore won’t be able to start the course. You will need to book (and pay) again.

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

Changes can be made to your course booking by providing 7 days notice in writing to customerservice@stayupright.com.au.

An Administration Fee may apply.

If you are sick on the day of your course, Stay Upright will transfer you to another course, so long as a Doctors’ Medical Certificate is provided, dated the date of your scheduled course and provided within 2 business days of the course date.

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

What if I have a medical condition?

To obtain a Tasmanian motorcycle licence, you must meet the fitness to drive requirements as set out on the Austroads website – www.austroads.com.au
If you have not previously declared a medical condition that may affect your eligibility to obtain a licence to Service Tasmania, please contact our office on 1300 366 640 to complete a Medical Request for Approval with Service Tasmania.

How do I convert my Overseas Licence or Interstate Licence?

The requirements for licence conversion vary. Please contact our office on 1300 366 640 to obtain details.

Will you assist me in applying for my motorbike licence in Tasmania?

Of course. If you have any queries on the process of applying for your TAS motorbike licence, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly team. While you’re here, feel free to explore our other locations to apply for a motorbike licence.

How long will I have my learners licence before getting my motorcycle licence in Tasmania?

After you complete the 2-day Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training course, you can obtain your motorcycle learner’s licence from Service Tasmania. You need to hold your motorcycle learners licence for a minimum of 6 months and wait at least 28 days after your Check Ride (CR) before attempting your Pre-Provisional Test. You must complete all 3 tests in 12 months to obtain your Tasmanian motorcycle licence.

What are the requirements for getting a motorcycle licence in Tasmania?

To be eligible for a TAS motorbike licence, you must:

  • Be 16 years and 6 months old.
  • Be a resident of Tasmania.
  • Successfully complete the Road Rules Knowledge Test at Service Tasmania prior to attending a Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training Course. (practice test is available here )
  • Must not have a suspended or cancelled licence.
  • Must be able to provide proof of photo ID at the course.
  • Be in a medically fit condition. If otherwise, contact our Customer Service Team for assistance.

I have never ridden a motorcycle before – can I give it a try before committing to the Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training Course?

The Pre-Learner Motorcycle Training Course is a competency based course, with an assessment, so it’s good to have some balance and have ridden a bicycle.

Give me a break! And what about lunch?

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

Am I eligible for a rebate?

State Growth is currently sourcing a suitable venue to enable us to conduct the licensing scheme in the north west of Tasmania. The timeframe for this is unknown. Until this occurs, residents within the defined areas of North West Tasmania will receive a subsidy of $100 on attendance to their course. Please refer to our full terms and conditions regarding eligibility for the subsidy and how the subsidy is processed. To check if your postcode qualifies for the subsidy, refer to the list of postcodes here.

What does LAMS mean?

LAMS is short for ‘Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme’ – and are bikes approved for Learners. A LAMS bike has an engine capacity of between 251 and 660cc, with a power output of less than 150kw per tonne. You can find a list of approved bikes here.