Period of Learner Permit
|Period of Learner Permit||Permit Count|
|2 years||First or second learner permit|
|2 years||Third or subsequent learner permit - you must show evidence of failing a driving test in the previous two years|
|1 year||Third or subsequent learner permit - you must show evidence of having applied for or having a forthcoming test date|
Period of Driving Licence
|Period of Driving Licence||Licence Categories|
|10 years||Group 1 - Motorcycles, Cars and Tractors|
|5 years||Group 2 - Buses, Trucks and Articulated Vehicles|
Your age and medical fitness will determine the duration of licence which can be issued.
|Under 65 years||Maximum* 10 year licence - Cars and Motorcycles or |
Maximum* 5 year licence - Trucks and Buses
|65 - 71 years||A licence which will expire on the eve of your 75th birthday at the latest. However please note that any group 2 categories (trucks and buses) will be for a maximum of five years which could expire before the driver turns 75.|
|72 - 74 years||3 year licence|
|75 or over||3 year licence or 1 year licence (subject to certification of fitness to drive by your doctor)|
*A one or three year licence may be issued where, for medical reasons, a longer licence term cannot be granted.
The age in question is your age on the date of application.