Motorbike License Requirements – Tasmania (TAS)

Motorbike license requirements in Tasmania (TAS) follow these steps:

Learner Motorbike License

Pre-Learner Motorbike Training Course

In order to obtain your learner motorbike license in Tasmania (TAS) you must participate and successfully pass the learner motorbike license training course. Some exemptions may apply if you live on King Island, Flinders Island or Cape Barren Island.

You must be at least 16 years and 5 months old to attend the pre-learner motorbike training course.

The courses are run by DECA Training, a link to their website can be found in the resources section at the bottom of this page. You will need to make a booking with them in order to complete the training. Motorbike test costs can vary so it is recommended that you check the current prices with the company, however this course is currently approximately $100 per rider. The courses consist of 2x ½ days (2x 4hrs) and they currently have training facilities in the following locations:

  • ·         Hobart – 1 Bowen Road, Moonah
  • ·         Launceston – Prospect High School
  • ·         Penguin – Penguin High School
  • ·         Rosebery – Rosebery District High School
  • ·         Scottsdale – Scottsdale High School
  • ·         Smithton – Smithton TAFE
  • ·         St Marys – St Marys District High School

At the completion of the motorbike training course you will be provided with a Certificate of Competence which will be valid for 3 months. During this 3 month period you will be required to attend a Service Tasmania shop in order to complete the remainder of the steps required to obtain your learner motorbike license. These steps are also listed below.

Once you have completed the learner motorbike training course you will need to attend a Service Tasmania shop and complete the following:

  • ·         Provide proof of identification
  • ·         Complete a learner motorbike license application form
  • ·         Complete the pre-learner motorbike training course (mentioned above)
  • ·         Pass an eyesight test
  • ·         Pay all associated motorbike license application and motorbike test costs
  • ·         Pass the motorbike theory test (see below for further information about the motorbike theory test)
  • ·         Have your photo taken

Motorbike Theory Test

The motorbike theory test in Tasmania that needs to be completed in order to obtain your learner motorbike license consists of 35 questions. As you attempt each question the test will advise whether or not the answer that you selected was correct.
In the resources section at the bottom of this page we have provided you with a link to a practice motorbike theory test. We recommend that you spend some time getting familiar with the practice motorbike theory test on the website before attempting the real thing. This will both calm your nerves as well as improve your chance of passing the first time.

Your learner motorbike license will be valid for 12 months.

 

Provisional Motorbike License

P1 Provisional Motorbike License

You must hold your learner motorbike license for a minimum of 6 months before you can progress to your provisional license.

You will need to complete the pre-provisional motorbike training course. These are run by DECA, the same company who run the pre-learner motorbike training course.

DECA currently have training facilities in the following locations:

  • ·         Hobart – 1 Bowen Road, Moonah
  • ·         Launceston – Prospect High School
  • ·         Penguin – Penguin High School
  • ·         Rosebery – Rosebery District High School
  • ·         Scottsdale – Scottsdale High School
  • ·         Smithton – Smithton TAFE
  • ·         St Marys – St Marys District High School

A link to their website can be found in the resources section at the bottom of this page. You will need to make a booking with them in order to complete the training. Motorbike test costs can vary so it is recommended that you check the current prices with the company, however this course is currently approximately $260 per rider.

Once you have completed the pre-provisional motorbike license training course you will need to attend a Service Tasmania shop and pay the required fee in order to be provided your provisional motorbike license (P1).

P2 Provisional Motorbike License

You will need to hold your P1 provisional motorbike license for a period of 12 months without losing your license or committing a “restart” penalty in order to progress to a P2 provisional motorbike license.. See “Penalties for Learner and Provisional Motorbike License holders” in the resources section at the bottom of this page for more information. You will then be required to pay the application motorbike license fees and will then be presented with a P2 provisional motorbike license.

 

Full Motorbike License

Once you have your P2 provisional motorbike license it is quite simple to then progress to your full motorbike license. All you need to do is hold your license for a certain period before paying an application fee and then upgrading to your full motorbike license. In Tasmania the length of time that you need to hold your P2 license for depends on your age.

  • 18 – under 23: 2 years
  • 23 – under 25: 12 months (or until you reach age 25, whichever is longer)
  • Over 25: 12 months

 

Motorbike License Costs

Motorbike license costs for Tasmania include:

  • Pre-learner motorbike training course (run by DECA): ~$100.00
  • Learner motorbike license: $29.05
  • Pre-provisional motorbike training course (run by DECA): ~$260.00
  • P1 provisional motorbike license: $29.05
  • P2 provisional motorbike license: $29.05

Note: Both license and motorbike test costs can vary frequently. It is recommended that you check out the links in our resources section at the bottom of this page to make sure that you have the most up to date pricing.

 

Other Limitations

These are some of the restrictions which apply if you are riding on a restricted motorbike license in Tasmania:

  • Display the correct plate on the rear of your motorbike.
  • Ride only a Learner Approved Motorbike. Like many other areas within Australia, Hobart and Tasmania uses the LAMs scheme to determine which motorbikes can be ridden on a learner motorbike license. See the resources section at the bottom of this page for more information.
  • Must not carry a pillion passenger.
  • Zero blood alcohol limit (0.00).

 

Feedback

Tell us about your experiences with obtaining a motorbike license in this area in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

 

Resources

Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources

http://www.transport.tas.gov.au

Practice motorbike theory test

http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/drkts

DECA Training (for the practical riding training courses required to obtain your motorbike license)

http://www.deca.com.au/

Learner Approved Motorbikes (LAMs scheme)

http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/16824/fact_sheet_LAMS_approved_motorcycles.pdf

Penalties for Learner and Provisional Motorbike License holders

http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/novice/top_menu/novice_penalties#%

Fees for Tasmania

http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/fees

 

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