Provisional P2 Licence

Prerequisites

To progress to your green Ps (provisional P2 licence) you must:

  • Have held your red Ps (provisional P1) for at least 12 months
  • Have a good driving record (no suspensions)
  • Apply for your green Ps (provisional P2 licence)

Periods in which your licence has been suspended do not count towards the 12-month requirement.

If you are disqualified from driving on your red Ps, you must reapply and any time accumulated towards the 12-month requirement is void.

An additional 6 months is added to this requirement if you are convicted of using false documents to gain access to licensed premises or to purchase alcohol while on your P1 licence.

Licence features

Your green Ps (provisional P2 licence) is valid for 36 months or until you get your full licence (which you can do after 24 months). Your provisional P2 licence can be renewed after 36 months if you haven’t progressed to your full licence.

In addition to following the road rules like all road users should, there are specific rules associated with a provisional P2 licence. Disobeying these additional rules could result in heavy fines or loss of licence.

Blood Alcohol Concentration Zero (no alcohol in your system)
Demerit points 7 points
Plate display Plates must be displayed clearly on the exterior of the front and back of the vehicle
Maximum speed limit 100km/h
Supervision Not allowed to supervise a learner
Mobile phone Not allowed unless vehicle is parked
Vehicles Must not drive vehicle with:

  • 8 or more cylinders (diesel exempt)
  • Turbo or supercharged engine (diesel exempt)
  • Modifications that increase engine performance
  • Any other vehicle identified by RMS

 

Requirements to progress to full licence

To progress to your full licence you must:

  • Have held your green Ps for at least 24 months
  • Have a good driving record (no suspensions)
  • Apply for your full licence

Periods in which your licence has been suspended do not count towards the 24-month requirement.

On top of this, provisional P2 drivers who get a suspension for unsafe driving behaviour must stay on their P2 licence for an extra 6 months for every suspension they receive. So 24 months plus 6 months for every suspension.

If you are disqualified from driving on your green Ps, you must reapply and any time accumulated towards the 24-month requirement is void.


Check out the other resources available to help you pass the Hazard Perception Test and get your provisional P2 licence (Green Ps):

For comprehensive information on the provisional P2 licence and Hazard Perception Test, please refer to the Roads and Maritime Services website. The above information is a summary of this content and although current when published may now be outdated. To ensure you are accessing the most current and accurate information, use the RMS website or visit your nearest Service NSW centre.

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