Organization : New South Wales Roads & Maritime Services
Facility : Renew/Replace Rider Licence
State : New South Wales
Country : Australia
Website : http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/licence/rider/renew-replace.html
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RMS NSW Renew/Replace Rider Licence
Roads and Maritime Services renews licences to make sure riders are legally licensed, so that we hold a current record of all riders and their addresses, and so that licences show up-to-date photos.
Related : RMS NSW Rider Training Scheme : www.statusin.org/42802.html
You can choose to renew your unrestricted licence for one, three five, or ten years. If you’re eligible for a concession, your licence will be renewed for 5 years. If you’re a temporary overseas visitor and your licence is marked with the code ‘Q’, your licence can be renewed for 1 year only.
The 10 year licence renewal option is only available to eligible customers aged 21 to 44 years who hold an unrestricted licence of class C (car) and/or R (rider).
If you also hold a NSW boat licence you may be eligible to combine it with your unrestricted driver/rider licence when your driver/rider licence is due for renewal. See Combined licences for further information.
If you’re eligible, you can renew your licence online up to 6 months before it expires. You may renew your licence online for 1, 3 or 5 years. You cannot renew your licence online for 10 years.
Please check your licence conditions, as you may need to have your eyesight tested, undergo a medical examination, or take a test before you can renew your licence.
You can renew your licence online if :
1. You are aged between 21 and 75
** If you’re less than 45 years old, you must have passed an eyesight test within 10.5 years of the new licence expiry date
** If you’re aged 45 years or more, you must have passed an eyesight test within 5.5 years of the new licence expiry date
2. Your current licence expires within the next 6 months, or expired less than 6 months ago
3. You hold an unrestricted or provisional (P1 or P2) licence – learner licence holders cannot renew online, and need to attend any registry or service centre
4. Your licence is not subject to any enforcement restrictions (ie it’s not cancelled, disqualified, suspended or refused, or you’re awaiting decision on an appeal or suspension decision)
Renewing In Person
When you visit a registry or service centre to renew your licence in person, you need to :
** Complete the renewal form
** Provide your current licence, or other proof of your identity
** Pass an eyesight test (if required)
** Provide a satisfactory medical report (if required)
** Pay the required licence fee, unless you’re eligible for a concession.
You can renew your licence up to 6 months before it expires.
Up to 6 months late :
If you renew within 6 months after the expiry date, your new licence will be backdated and have the same expiry date, as long as you haven t been disqualified, or had your licence cancelled in that time.
Licence expired up to 5 years :
If you renew more than 6 months, but less than 5 years after the expiry date, your licence will be reissued. The new expiry date will be calculated from the date the licence is reissued.
Licence expired more than 5 years :
If your licence has expired by more than 5 years, you’ll need to complete a Rider Knowledge Test. Rider training courses are not required, however you will need to pass a skills test at a Rider Training Centre.
If you can prove you held a licence in another Australian state or territory for the same class within the last five years, you may be exempt from the tests. See Moving to NSW for more information.
If you’ve held an overseas licence within the last five years, you may also be exempt from some tests, depending on the country. See Moving to NSW for more information.