Securing a Motorcycle Licence in Victoria

With the introduction of the GLS Graduated Learning Scheme obtaining you  Learners Permit and the Victorian Motorcycle Licence is more involved than it was previously.

That is not a bad thing either as we believe that any training that can make you safer and enjoy your motorcycle experience  more has to be good.

Whether you ride as a hobby, or every day, you should hold a valid motorcycle licence to ride in the State of Victoria, Australia. You should be thorough with the laws and regulations governing motorcycle riding in Victoria to obtain the riding licence.

The Victorian Motorcycle Handbook is 92 pages in length.  We have saved the handbook in  3 separate files for easier download.



Safety rules

You have to be thorough with the safety rules and regulations of the state, and be able to control and balance the motorcycle before you are able to apply for a learner permit in Victoria. Once you hold the learner permit for three months, you are eligible to apply for a permanent motorcycle licence in Victoria.

VicRoads or Victoria Road Corporation is the statutory authority responsible for issuing learner permits as well as motorbike licences to all citizens in the state. There is a written and a practical test before you are able to obtain the learner permit. You must be over 18 years of age, and be a citizen of Victoria to be eligible to obtain a motorbike licence in Victoria.

The Victorian Rider Handbook is the authority on all rules and regulations in the state. This is a book that can be purchased from all customer service centres of VicRoads or any of its accredited agents. This book should be thoroughly memorized if you plan to obtain a motorcycle learners permit in Victoria.

An eligible candidate must pass the knowledge test and eyesight test before obtaining the licence. There is a learner permit skill assessment as well as a learner permit road law knowledge test to be completed before obtaining the learner permit.

Here are the main conditions that should be fulfilled to obtain a motorbike licence in Victoria.

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Must be a resident of Victoria
  • Should hold a current Australian motorcycle learner permit for three months prior to applying for the licence.


  • Should have held a motorcycle licence issued in New Zealand or any other country within the past five years.

You must pass the following tests to obtain the motorbike licence.

  • The eyesight test
  • The hazard perception test. This is not required for those who have a driving licence.
  • Motorbike licence skills assessment – a practical motorbike ride.

Once you complete the above tests, you must follow the below advice to obtain the motorbike licence.

  • Prepare to take the motorbike licence skills assessment and for this you need to study the Victorian Rider Handbook.
  • Book an appointment for your motorcycle skills assessment and training. This is conducted by accredited trainers and service providers. Call Ride-Tek so you can arrange a suitable time be trained and assessed by an  accredited trainers to get an appointment.
  • You need to bring your learner permit card as evidence of identity. If you cannot produce it, bring a valid document to prove your identity. Also, bring the completed licence application form.
  • Once all the above steps are completed, you can obtain your riding licence from VicRoads.

Accredited training and testing providers

There are many VicRoads accredited trainers and test providers in Victoria. These agencies offer comprehensive training to prepare students for their riding licence test from VicRoads. Ride-Tek MTA is one of the best rider training schools in Victoria. They are accredited by VicRoads to train students so they can obtain their rider licenses. They don’t just train you to obtain the licence from VicRoads, but to ride safely for life. The training school has a good reputation in Victoria for producing some of the best riders in the region.

Mel Baker, the owner of the academy, is an avid motorcycle rider himself. He owns a Motorcycling Australia Coaching licence too. The instructors of the Ride-Tek academy hold more than 65 years of combined experience in the field of motorcycle riding. They have all been adventurous motorcyclists throughout their lives. Even a complete novice can become a pro if he or she joins the Ride-Tek MTA motorcycle riding academy.

Courses are provided seven days a week for all experience levels. They insist on riding safely, and they are very strict on safety procedures during riding.

The aforementioned information provides a comprehensive overview of securing a Victoria motorbike licence.

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