Getting a NSW Full Motorcycle Licence

This is it: the final frontier.

After holding your P2 licence for a minimum of 24 months, you can have a go at the Driver Qualification Test or DQT. You don’t have to do the test then – you can wait until later as long as you renew your P2 licence when needed.

When you pass the DQT, you can get your full licence.Unless you do something silly, you’ll never have to slap a plate on your car again.

What is the DQT?
The DQT is a touch-screen test that combines a knowledge test – questions about road rules and safe driving – and a more advanced version of the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) that you completed to get your P2 licence.

Like the HPT, the DQT is based on research about lowering the crash risk for young drivers. Expect it to be more challenging than all the tests you’ve faced previously.

Preparing for the test
You need to get a copy of the Driver Qualification Handbook, which you can buy from motor registries or download free here. You’ll need to study the handbook carefully because you’ll be tested on every section of the book.

At the beginning of the knowledge section and the hazard perception section you’ll be given some practice questions so you can get used to the technology. To find our more about the DQT and practice building your skills, click here.

You need to book your test either online at, by calling 13 22 13 or in person at any motor registry.

When you go for your test – which you can do at any motor registry – you’ll need a copy of your licence, proof of identity and a means to pay for your full licence.

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