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R-Date class

After successfully completing the Rider Safe advanced course, present your certificate of competency at any Service SA customer service centre to apply for a R-Date licence.

R-Date class means that you are restricted to riding a learner approved motorcycle

Steps to get a Class R-Date licence

  • Minimum age 17
  • Pass a Rider Safe advanced course
  • If you do not already hold a driver's licence you must have held your learner's permit for at least 12 months (six months if over 25) and you must have passed the Hazard Perception Test.
  • If you hold a driver's licence, the R-Date motorcycle class will be added to it.

Once you have passed the advanced Rider Safe course you must be issued with a South Australian driver's licence endorsed with the R-Date class before you can ride a motorbike without L Plates.

If you do not already hold a full licence for another class of licence, for example a car or truck, you will be subject to provisional licence conditions and rules.

If you hold a full licence for another class of licence, you do not have to display P plates on your motorbike and are not subject to provisional licence conditions and rules.

Riders on a R-Date licence can carry pillion passengers.

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