Introduction

If you've held your P1 licence for at least 12 months, you can apply for a provisional P2 class C driver licence.

You can also apply for this licence if you've held:

  • an interstate provisional or unrestricted licence, or
  • an overseas licence (not learner) for more than 12 months but less than 3 years.

Applications for the licence are made at a service centre, and if you wish, you can apply for a NSW Photo Card at the same time, and take advantage of paying a reduced application fee for it.

Note: If you obtained your provisional P1 licence before 20 November 2017, you'll need to successfully complete the Hazard Perception Test (HPT).

What you'll need

  • evidence you've passed the HPT (if applicable)
  • your current licence
  • your proof of identity (if applicable)
  • your concession card details (if applicable)
  • your contact lenses or glasses (if you wear them)
  • your payment
  • the PDF form – 'Licence Application'.

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the Licence Application – PDF.
  2. Check the tick box to apply for a Photo Card (if applicable).
  3. Make sure you have all your documentation and any additional items (if applicable).
  4. Visit a service centre and submit your application.

Who's eligible?

You need to have held your P1 licence for more than 12 months.

Things to keep in mind...

  • You mustn't use any function of a mobile phone while you're driving or riding. This includes when you're waiting at lights, or stuck in traffic, and means texting, hands-free, speaker mode and GPS functions. The only time you can use your mobile is when you're safely parked out of the line of traffic.
  • A P2 licence is valid for 36 months. After 24 months (minimum tenure) you can upgrade to a full licence provided you haven't been suspended for unsafe driving. For every suspension the minimum tenure is extended by 6 months (unless you got your P2 licence before 20 November 2017).
  • If you get 7 demerit points your P2 licence is suspended or refused.
  • When you apply for or renew a licence card or Photo Card at a service centre, it will be posted to you at no extra cost. Cards usually arrive within 10 working days.
  • If you haven’t received your card through the mail within 10 working days, please call us on 13 77 88.
  • The Photo Card is voluntary – you don't have to have one, but you may find it useful to prove your identity in situations not related to riding/driving.
  • Renewal notices are posted generally within 6 weeks of the card's expiry date.
  • For driver licence renewals or applications a receipt is provided which allows people to drive until the card arrives in the mail. The receipt is valid for 30 days.
  • Further information about centralised printing is available on the Roads and Maritime Services website.

Payment methods

You can review transaction payment options on our payment methods page.