Driver's Licences

The law governing driving licences is contained in the Motor Vehicles Act 1959 (SA) and all references in this part are to this Act unless otherwise stated.

There are a number of different classes of licences or permits. These include a learner's permit, Provisional Licence and Probationary Licence (all of which are subject to conditions) and, of course, an unconditional licence (known as a full licence).

There are also different classes of licence that enable the holder to drive a particular class of vehicle, such as a bus or heavy vehicle.

A temporary licence can be issued by the Registrar or Motor Vehicles where there is a delay in the decision about whether a licence or permit should be issued or renewed, or where there is a wait to receive a licence or permit that includes a photograph of the holder.

Information about the different types of licences is available from sa.gov.au's transport page or http://www.mylicence.sa.gov.au. In particular information on:

Driver's Licences  :  Last Revised: Thu Jul 18th 2013
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