Young Drivers

Restrictions for young drivers in New South Wales

Alcohol Passengers Phones Speed Length of license Age
Learner
Zero blood alcohol limit (all levels)

Supervising drivers must hold a full licence and are subject to the same blood alcohol requirements as if they were driving the vehicle (under 0.05)

No limit provided each can be properly restrained by seatbelt Must not use a mobile phone at all while driving. This includes phones in hands-free mode, with the loud speaker operating or sending texts messages
(all levels)
Must not drive over 90km/hr Minimum 16 years
P1
< 25 years
no more than one passenger under 21 years 11pm-5am
Must not drive over 90km/hr Must hold P1 license for 12 months and complete Hazard Perception test to progress to P2 Minimum 17 years
P2
No limit provided each can be properly restrained by seatbelt Must not drive over 100km/hr After 24 months can upgrade to a full license if not suspended (valid for 3 years) Minimum 18 years

Plates must be displayed exterior only

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Published 1 July 2019

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