To upgrade to a provisional rider licence you must be at least 17 years old and have held your learner licence for a minimum of 3 months.
You'll also need to have completed the pre-provisional training course, passed the one-hour motorcycle skills test and eyesight test (if applicable), and been issued with the pre-provisional certificate of competence to take to your local service centre within 3 months.
When you visit the service centre, you can apply for a NSW Photo Card at the same time if you wish, and take advantage of paying a reduced application fee for it.
To make sure that you have all the information and documentation you need to complete this transaction, please visit Roads and Maritime Services.
What you need
- your pre-provisional certificate of competence
- your learner rider licence
- your contact lenses or glasses (if you wear them)
- your payment
- the PDF form – 'Licence Application'.
How to apply
- Download and complete the Licence Application – PDF.
- Check the tick box to apply for a Photo Card (if applicable).
- Make sure that you have all the necessary documentation.
- Visit a service centre and lodge your application.
- 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 mailed generally within 6 weeks of the card's expiry date. This means you have plenty of time to plan ahead and renew early.
- 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.