Restricted Licence Course (RE O)

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Course Outline


7.5 hours (1 day)


Brisbane - $300
Gold Coast - $300
Sunshine Coast - $320
Toowoomba/ Ipswich - $349

Equipment Provided

The second step to getting your motorcycle licence

The Restricted Motorcycle Licence course is a mandatory 1 day QRide competency based training and assessment program. Students need to complete the Restricted Motorcycle Licence course to be eligible to upgrade from a Motorcycle Learners licence (RE L) to a Restricted Motorbike Licence (RE O)

Once you have successfully completed the course and are deemed competent your competency declaration will be processed online and you will be able to apply for your Restricted (RE O) licence online or, you can apply in person at the Department of Transport. You are required to hold the Restricted licence for a minimum of 2 years before you are eligible to upgrade to your Unrestricted (R) bike licence

Is this course for you?

If you currently have your motorcycle learners licence (RE L) and are wanting to upgrade to your restricted licence (RE O), this course is for you

This course is suitable for riders who have some on-road riding experience and can confidently ride a bike

Entry requirements:

  • To be eligible for this course you are required to have held your motorbike learners licence for 3 months, unless you obtained your learners prior to October 1st 2016; in which case you are eligible to book this course at anytime
  • From 1 July 2021 all learner motorcycle licence holders must pass the hazard perception test before they can take the Q-Ride RE Course or RE practical riding test. All learner motorcycle licence holders must pass the motorcycle hazard perception test before upgrading their learner licence. You can take the test at any stage during your learner licence period. The hazard perception test will take approximately 15 to 30 minutes, you will need at least that amount of time connected to the internet.

Hazard Perception Test

If you have not already taken the hazard perception test, please click the button below to complete the test prior to enrolling in this course

Take Hazard Perception Test

Course Components

Part 1: Q-Ride Exercises

The Restricted licence course is a competency based training and assessment program designed to help learner riders further develop their riding knowledge and motorcycle handling skills

  • Figure 8’s – turn at a low speed with control
  • Slow Ride – control the bike at a slow walking pace
  • Slalom – weave around obstacles
  • Controlled stop – bring the bike to a smooth stop whilst downshifting
  • Swerve – similar to slalom, however faster
  • Emergency stop – stop quickly and smoothly with total control

Part 2: Road Ride

You will complete a simulated road ride prior to a 2 hour road ride where the aim is to develop your riding skills and ensure you have the skills and knowledge to respond to potential hazards

Equipment Requirements

You can bring your own bike. Top rider can provide a bike for you if needed for an additional $50.

Please ensure you are wearing the correct PPE

  • You must wear long pants/jeans, socks that cover your ankles and enclosed shoes (runners are fine)
  • You will need a helmet, gloves & jacket – if needed, we can provide these for you
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