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