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.