What is the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme?
The Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) identifies motorcycles and
scooters that are considered suitable for learners and riders with a restriction on their
licence for their restricted period (“novice” riders).
LAMS gives novice riders access to a range of motorcycles and scooters that are appropriate to their level of experience and size.
How will a rider know if their motorcycle or scooter is LAMS approved?
If the motorcycle is LAMS approved it will be listed on this website as an approved motorcycle. We have also developed a free smart phone friendly service to allow you to check motorcycle registrations anytime, anywhere to see if it is LAMS approved go to Vehicle Registration Enquiry
How can I get my motorcycle model added to the approved list?
As new models of motorcycles are released
onto the market by manufacturers, the list will be updated with new models that are
suitable for learners. As the list is substantial, additional motorcycles will generally not
be considered for inclusion on the list.
If you believe a specific model of motorcycle should be on the list, and it meets the
primary criteria of being under 660cc and less than 150kw/tonne, you will need to
complete a formal application including a number of details and specifications about the
Before you submit an application please double check the LAMS list to see whether the
motorcycle is included.
We retain the right to approve or not approve any motorcycle under
consideration for LAMS.
Written applications must include the following information:
Year of manufacture
Vehicle Identification Number or Chassis Number/Frame Number
Tare weight (plus the source of the information provided)
Power at the crankshaft (plus the source of the information provided) and
Justification of why it should be Learner Approved.
Applications should be submitted to:
Manager Vehicle Safety
60 Denmark Street
KEW VIC 3101