The Driving Companion
Provisional Driver's Licence (P1 & P2) conditions and laws
Provisional Licence Conditions
Provisional licences are issued subject to conditions. If you breach a condition you will lose your licence and be disqualified from driving. This is in addition to any other penalty. The conditions are:
- You must not drive a motor vehicle or attempt to put a motor vehicle in motion when there is any concentration of alcohol in your blood or the presence of THC (Cannabis), Methylamphetamine (Also known as Crystal Meth, Speed and Ice) or MDMA (Ecstasy) in your blood or oral fluid.
- you must not exceed the speed limit by 10 km/h or more.
- you must not accumulate 4 or more demerit points during the provisional licence period.
The following laws also apply to the holder of a provisional licence. If you breach any of these laws you may incur penalties such as fines, demerit points or loss of licence
- you must only drive the class of vehicle stated on your licence
- you must carry your Provisional Licence at all times whilst driving.
- you must not drive a high powered vehicle while you are under the age of 25 unless you have an exemption certificate
- You must not drive over 100 km/h even if the local speed limit exceeds 100 km/h
Laws that only apply to P1 Provisional Licence holders
- you must display the correct size P-Plates so that they are clearly visible from the front and rear of the vehicle. (rear only for a motor cycle)
- You must not use any mobile phone function while driving, including hands free mode, Bluetooth technology and loud speaker operation
- if you are under the age of 25 you must not drive
- between midnight and 5am, or
- with more than one passenger aged 16 to 20 (excluding immediate family members)
unless a Qualified Supervising Driver is seated next to you or you meet the exemption criteria
Please refer to the high powered vehicle page of mylicence for exemption details.
'P' plates must display a red letter 'P' against a white background with the size dimensions shown.