Get A NT Class R Restricted Rider Licence

If you have already completed a provisional period on another licence class, (for example if you already have a full unconditional class C licence) you may be eligible to upgrade to a restricted rider class R licence once you have:

  • Held your learner rider licence for a continuous period of at least six months
  • Passed a METAL Intermediate rider course or the MVR On Road Riding Test.


Licence restrictions for restricted riders

As well as complying with all road rules and traffic laws, there are some additional requirements for restricted licence holders:

  • Blood/Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC/BrAC): Your BAC/BrAC must not exceed 0.05.
  • Licence:  You must carry your licence at all times while riding.
  • LAMS motorcycles: You must only ride motorcycles that are listed under the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS).
  • Passengers: You must not carry any pillion passengers.
  • Helmet: You must wear an approved motorcycle helmet at all times while riding.
  • Mobile phone: You must not use any function of a mobile phone while riding, including hands-free or loudspeaker options.
  • Demerit points: Your licence will be suspended if you incur 12 or more demerit points within three years.


Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS Motorbikes for Learners & Provisional Licence Holders)

The Northern Territory Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) allows novice riders to get experience riding motorcycles that are moderately powered before they are allowed to ride a high-powered motorcycle. The LAMS motorcycle restriction applies to all novice riders. It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure they ride only LAMS motorcycles. To be included on the list of approved motorcycles, the motorcycle must have an engine capacity of up to and including 660cc and must not exceed a power-to-weight ratio of 150 kilowatts per tonne.