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.
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 Transport for NSW website.