P1 eligibility exemption
You will need to hold your learner licence for 12 continuous months before you’ll be eligible to get your P1 licence (or 9 months if you held an L2 licence as at 1 December 2020). In some exceptional circumstances, you can progress to your provisional licence sooner.
What are the exceptional circumstances for a provisional licence exemption?
Exceptional circumstances are:
- you will lose employment or potential employment and/or
- you or your dependent will be unable to get regular medical attention needed as a result of a medical illness and/or
- you have no means of getting to a Jobstart training course, college, TAFE, university or recognised training institution and/or
- you have no means of getting your dependants to a school or a child care facility.
Who is eligible for a provisional licence exemption?
To be eligible to take an early P1 assessment, you must:
- hold a current car learner licence
- have held your car learner licence for at least 9 months (or 6 months if you held an L2 licence on 1 December 2020).
- be 17 years or older
- have logged your required number of hours in your logbook (80 hours including 15 at night, or 50 hours if you held an L2 licence as at 1 December 2020)
- have no other means of transportation available to you, this also includes public transport
- have no periods of licence disqualifications or suspensions
- meet at least one of the exceptional circumstances criteria.
How do I apply for a provisional licence exemption?
To apply for a learner licence exemption, fill in an application form and: