THE LICENSING PROCESS

The purpose of this page is to provide basic information about the motorcycle licensing process. Licensing is handled by the State Government’s Department of Planning and Infrastructure’s Transport Department Licensing Services division. You should be aware that licensing conditions change from time to time and further information can be obtained directly from the Department for Planning and Infrastructure’s licensing web-site or by contacting them directly. All of the pertinent contact details appear on the permit.

license classes

There are several classes of licenses covering various motorbikes.
They are as follows:

R-N-A moped up to 50cc, limited to 60kph
R-E Learner Approved Motorcycle (LAM) up to 660cc with a power to weight ratio less than 150kw/t
R-E-A Learner Approved Motorcycle (LAM) up to 660cc with power to weight ratio less than 150kw/t without hand or foot operated clutch
R open class – any motorcycle with a power to weight ratio greater than 150kw/t or with an engine capacity over 660cc
R-A motorcycles without hand or foot operated clutch with a power to weight ratio greater than 150kw/t or with an engine capacity over 660cc

getting your learner’s permit

Eligibility for obtaining a learner’s permit for a particular class:

R on attaining R-E class license
R-E no experience required (minimum age 17 years)
R-N no experience required (minimum age 16 years)

getting your license

Minimum requirements for obtaining a license of a particular class:

R must have held an R-E license for at least one year and pass practical riding test
R-E pass practical riding test
R-N pass practical riding test

first license?

If a motorcycle license is to be your first you will have to satisfy all the normal first license requirements. Once you have passed your practical riding test you will be required to complete 25 hours of supervised riding. The details of this will be recorded in a log book. You will then have to complete a hazard perception test prior to being issued with your provisional license. You will be a provisional license holder for two years during which time you have to display P plates on your bike.

cost

The cost for an R-E learner’s permit is $72.40*. This includes the cost for a single practical riding test and the permit for twelve months. If you fail at your first attempt you will need to rebook the test and pay an additional fee.

Once you have passed your practical riding test the class for which you have tested is automatically added to you license. There is a small fee to have your license reissued with the new class on it if you do not wish to wait until your current license expires for renewal.

*Subject to change – check with licensing department

metropolitan licensing centre locations

City West
Plaistowe Mews, West Perth
UBD Map S7C B10
Willagee / Fremantle
Corner Leach Highway & Stock Road
UBD Map 326 Q7
StreetSmart Map 431 C4
Joondalup
65 Boas Avenue
UBD Map 146 E16
StreetSmart Map 220 E6
Kelmscott
34 Gillam Drive
UBD Map 372 D9
StreetSmart Map 496 C1
Mandurah
Corner Ranceby Avenue & Pinjarra Road
UBD Map 526 A16
StreetSmart Map 760 C2
Midland
11 Victoria Street
UBD Map 232 C16
StreetSmart Map 316 C8
Mirrabooka
Cnr Mirrabooka Ave & Yirrigan Dve
Mirrabooka
Rockingham
Unit 2 Commerce House 3 Benjamin Way
UBD Map 445 J13
StreetSmart Map 580 A5
Cannington
18c, 1480 Albany Highway
 

hours of business

Transport Licensing Centres are open between the hours of 8:15 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Applications for learner’s permits are conducted between the hours of 8:15 am and 3:45 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Practical riding tests are normally available between 7:05pm and 3:40pm. This varies from centre to centre so contact licensing directly to confirm availability.