Progressing to your full licence


The time you need to hold your P2 licence before progressing to your full licence depends on the age you first got the P2 licence.

If you are under 23 when you get your P2 licence

You will need to hold the licence for 2 years

If you are 23 or older but under 25

You will need to hold the licence for 12 months or until you turn 25. The time that applies will be whichever of these is longer.

If you are 25 or older

You will need to hold the licence for 12 months.

Safer driver reward

The safer driver reward rewards drivers and riders who progress through their Ps stage (P1 and P2) without an offence.

The safer driver reward provides eligible drivers and riders with a three-year full licence that is valued at up to $75.75.

This replaces the previous offence free reward which eligible applicants must manually apply for. Eligibility requirements for both schemes are the same.

Those who progressed to their full licence prior to 1 December 2020 and are eligible for the offence free reward have until 1 December 2021 to claim a refund under that scheme.

Who can get the reward?

To be eligible for the safer driver reward, you will need to have:

  • been licensed in Tasmania for both the full P1 and P2 periods
  • completed both the P1 and P2 periods
  • not have any demerit points recorded on your licence during the P1 and P2 periods
  • not committed an offence in the P1 and P2 periods leading to
    • a disqualification period
    • suspension
    • cancellation
    • disqualification
  • not already received this or any other reward for another licence class.

For example: if you have received a motorcycle offence free reward, you cannot claim a safer driver reward for your car licence, and vice versa.

Please refer to Demerit points and driving offences if you need more information.

Those who progressed to their full licence prior to 1 December 2020 and are eligible for the offence free reward have until 1 December 2021 to claim a refund under that scheme.

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