Interstate car learner drivers using Victorian roads

Current interstate car learner permit holders must comply with Victorian road rules, Victorian learner permit restrictions and any conditions imposed by their home licensing authority.

Important information for interstate learner drivers

Correct placement of the ā€˜Lā€™ plate on a vehicleLearner driver restrictions

You must comply with the learner driver restrictions when driving in Victoria even if these restrictions do not apply in your home state. Failure to comply with any of the Victorian learner driver restrictions is an offence and carries severe penalties.

Conditions applied to your interstate learner permit

When driving in Victoria you must also comply with any conditions applied to your learner permit by your home licensing authority.

Learner driver restrictions

In addition to the Victorian road rules, interstate car learner drivers must comply with the following restrictions. You must:

  • carry your interstate learner permit card at all times when driving
  • display L plates on the front and rear of the vehicle which are clearly visible from a distance of 20 metres
  • not drive a vehicle (other than a tractor) that is towing a trailer
  • have a zero Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) at all times when driving. It is also illegal to drive under the influence of drugs
  • not drive a motor vehicle unless an experienced (supervising) driver is sitting beside you at all times when driving
  • not use a mobile phone, including hands free, hand held and any messaging while driving.

Speed limit

All learner drivers can drive at the posted speed limit in Victoria.


If you commit an offence while driving in Victoria you will responsible for all penalties associated with the offence. This may include demerit points and fines.

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