Young Drivers

Restrictions for young drivers in Queensland

Alcohol Passengers Phones Speed Length of license Age
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 seatbelts L and P1
Must not use a mobile phone at all while driving. This includes phones in the hand-free mode, with the loud speaker operating or sending texts messages
Must drive within the speed limit (all levels) Minimum 12 months Minimum 16 years
< 25 years
no more than 1 passenger under 21 years between 11pm-5am
Minimum 12 months Minimum 17 years
No limit provided each can be properly restrained by seat belts May use a hands-free mobile phone < 23 years
24 months
23 years
12 months
>= 24yrs
no minimum

Plates can be displayed interior or exterior, but must be clearly visible

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Published 1 July 2019

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