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Learner's permit conditions

If you have a learner's permit you can be fined, get demerit points or lose your licence if you:

  • drive without a qualified supervising driver in the seat next to you
  • drive more than 10km/h over the speed limit
  • drive faster than 100km/h, even if the speed limit is more than that
  • get more than 4 demerit points
  • drive after drinking alcohol or taking drugs
  • drive without L plates
  • drive any vehicle other than the type of vehicle listed on your permit
  • use a mobile phone of any kind - including hands-free - while driving
  • drive without your learner’s permit with you.
  • Driving with a qualified supervising driver is a great chance to learn from someone with experience. Ask lots of questions. Learn everything you can.
  • A learner's permit is valid for 2 years, so there's plenty of time to gain extra experience to keep you safe. The more you practise as a learner the safer you'll be.
  • The conditions on learner's permits and provisional licences are strict, but they're like that because your chances of an accident are highest when you haven't had much driving experience.
  • Research shows young drivers take more risks, and are 4-5 times more likely to be involved in fatal crashes, when they have 2 or more passengers their own age.