It’s about keeping our road users safe

To keep you safe while you’re still learning, there are some conditions you must follow while on your restricted licence:

  • Between 5am and 10pm you can drive on your own.
  • Between 10pm and 5am you can only drive if you have a supervisor in the front passenger seat.
  • If you’re driving without a supervisor, you can only take a passenger if they are:
    • your spouse or partner (for example the person you live with as if you’re married or in a civil union)
    • a child who is financially dependent on you or your spouse (for example you’re their parent or guardian) and who normally resides with you or your spouse
    • your parent or guardian
    • relatives that live with you and are on a social security benefit
    • someone you look after as their primary caregiver.

Be prepared to show evidence to a police officer if requested.

  • If you sit your restricted practical test in an automatic vehicle, you’ll have a condition on your licence that means you can only drive automatic vehicles. This condition doesn’t apply if you have a supervisor with you.

Who can be a supervisor

Alcohol limits

If you’re under 20 years old, you must not drive if you’ve had any alcohol.

If you’re 20 or older, you must not drive if you have:

  • more than 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, or
  • 250 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath.

Find out more about the impact alcohol has on your driving