Licence conditions

Conditions may be imposed on your licence and/or learner permit due to medical reasons, an offence, administration requirements or legal requirements. These are shown on your licence and/or learner permit card as a code.

Conditions that may be imposed on a learner permit

Conditions that may be imposed on your learner permit are:

  • I - ignition interlock device
  • S - glasses or corrective lenses
  • V - driver aids or vehicle modifications
  • X - any condition or restriction VicRoads has advised you of in writing

Conditions that may be imposed on a driver licence

Conditions that may be imposed on your driver licence are:

  • A - automatic transmission
  • B - synchromesh transmission - heavy vehicle only
  • E - LAMS restriction, no pillion passenger and zero BAC
  • I - ignition interlock device
  • N - automatic transmission (motorcycle)
  • P - passenger restriction
  • S - glasses or corrective lenses
  • V - driver aids or vehicle modifications
  • X - any condition or restriction VicRoads has advised you of in writing
  • Z - zero blood alcohol limit

Conditions that may be imposed on a marine licence

Conditions that may be imposed on your marine licence are:

  • S - glasses or corrective lenses
  • V - driver aids or vehicle modifications
  • X - any condition or restriction VicRoads has advised you of in writing

The conditions will appear on the front of the card under ‘Conditions’. A short description of the condition is listed on the back of the card.

Conditions will appear on the front of your driver licence card under 'Conditions'.Conditions will appear on the back of your driver licence card under 'Conditions'.

If you pass your probationary drive test in a vehicle with an automatic transmission, you can only drive vehicles with an automatic transmission during your probationary period. This condition is shown as an A on the driver licence card.

At the end of your probationary period, the A condition will no longer apply.

If you are required to drive a vehicle with an automatic transmission, due to a specific medical condition, the condition will apply regardless of whether you are a probationary driver or not. This condition will be displayed as a ‘V’ condition on your driver licence and/or learner permit card.

Removing the condition

If you have a probationary licence with an automatic transmission condition the only way you can have this condition removed is to pass the drive test in a vehicle with a manual transmission.

When you have passed the drive test and paid the licence variation fee you will be issued with a replacement driver licence card that has the automatic condition removed.

When learning to drive in a manual vehicle you must have someone with a full manual licence sitting beside you and display 'Driver Under Instruction' plates as well as your 'P' plates on the front and back of your vehicle. Driver Under Instruction plates must be 150mm x 150mm with black lettering on a yellow background.

This condition will apply if you are tested in a heavy vehicle or bus with synchromesh transmission. In this case you will be restricted to driving a heavy vehicle with synchromesh transmission. This condition is shown as a B on the driver licence card.

Removing the condition

To have the condition removed, you must pass a drive and skills test in a non-synchromesh heavy vehicle.

An E condition will apply during the restricted period of getting your motorcycle licence. During this time you must follow all motorcycle licence restrictions

This condition is shown as an E on the driver licence card.

There are no exemptions to this condition, except for Police who are exempt in the course of duty and riding a police vehicle.

You will only be allowed to drive a vehicle with an alcohol interlock fitted. This condition is shown as an I on the driver licence and/or learner permit card.

There are no exemptions to this condition.

If you pass your motorcycle learner permit or licence skill assessment on a motorcycle fitted with an automatic transmission, you can only ride a motorcycle fitted with an automatic transmission for the duration of your learner permit or restricted licence period. This condition is shown as an N on the driver licence card.

This includes overseas licence holders who must complete the motorcycle learner permit or licence skill assessment to obtain a Victorian motorcycle learner permit or licence.

Removing the condition

If you have a motorcycle learner permit or licence with an automatic transmission condition, you can have this condition removed by passing the ride test on a motorcycle with a manual transmission. Call a Training and test provider to make a booking to be retested.

At the end of your E restricted period, the N condition will no longer apply.

You must not drive a motor vehicle while carrying more than one other person. This condition is shown as an X on the driver licence card.

This condition will apply if you wear corrective lenses during a VicRoads eyesight test or you provide a report stating you are required to wear corrective lenses when driving. This condition is shown as an S on the licence and/or learner permit card.

Adding the condition

This condition may be added to your licence and/or learner permit at any time by notifying VicRoads that you now wear glasses or contact lenses or by providing a medical or eyesight report from an eye care practitioner advising that corrective lenses are necessary when driving.

Removing the condition

The condition can be removed at any time by providing a report from an eye care practitioner advising VicRoads that corrective lenses are no longer required when driving.

This condition will apply if you have been notified by VicRoads that specific driver aids or vehicle modifications are required for you to drive. Examples include:

  • left foot accelerator
  • hand controls
  • need to wear prosthesis etc.

This condition is shown as a V on the licence and/or learner permit card.

If a V condition applies you will need to carry a letter detailing the condition whilst driving.

This relates to any condition that you have been notified of by VicRoads.

Examples include:

  • no night driving or driving restricted to specific times
  • radius or specific route restrictions.

This condition is shown as an X on the licence and/or learner permit card.

If an X condition applies you will need to carry a letter detailing the condition whilst driving.

You must not drive a motor vehicle if there is any concentration of alcohol present in your blood or breath and you must carry your driver licence card at all times while driving or in charge of a motor vehicle.

This condition is shown as a Z on the driver licence card.

There are no exemptions to this restriction.

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