July 25, 2023
Updated on:
May 16, 2024

How to Get Your Scooter License for Food Delivery in NSW

For those of you wanting to become an Uber Eats and DoorDash delivery rider in New South Wales (NSW), getting your learner rider license is an essential step towards kick-starting your food delivery career. 

This in-depth guide will walk you through the process of getting your learner rider license, including the necessary steps and costs involved. By understanding this process and following the below steps, you can level up your food delivery capabilities and start delivering on a Scooter.

Step 1: Check Eligibility and Prerequisites

Before starting on the journey of getting a learner rider license, ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria set by the NSW government. These include being at least 16 years of age, possessing a valid identification document, and meeting any health requirements outlined by the licensing authority.

Step 2: Obtain a Pre-Learner Rider Training Course Certificate

To begin the process, you are required to complete a Pre-Learner Rider Training Course conducted by approved training providers in NSW. This 2-day weekend course gives you the essential riding skills and knowledge necessary for safe and responsible motorcycle riding. The course involves both theoretical and practical training sessions. See eligible service centres here

Step 3: Visit a Service NSW Centre

Once you have successfully completed the Pre-Learner Rider Training Course, visit a Service NSW Centre in person to apply for your learner rider license. Make sure to bring the following documents:

  • Proof of identity (e.g., driver's license, passport, birth certificate)
  • Completed application form (available on the Service NSW website)
  • Pre-Learner Rider Training Course certificate
  • Proof of residency in NSW (e.g., utility bill, bank statement)

Step 4: Pass the Motorcycle Knowledge Test

At the Service NSW Centre, you will be required to complete the Motorcycle Knowledge Test. This test evaluates your understanding of road rules, traffic signs, and safe riding practices. It is essential to study the relevant road and rider handbooks provided by the NSW government to ensure you are well-prepared for the test.

Step 5: Pay the Learner Rider License Fee

Upon successfully passing the Motorcycle Knowledge Test, you will need to pay a fee for your learner rider license. The current fee for a learner rider license in NSW can be found on the Service NSW website. It is important to note that fees are subject to change, so we recommend you check for updates prior to your application.

Step 6: Learner Rider License Issuance

Once you have paid the fee, your learner rider license will be issued. It is a legal requirement to carry this license while operating a motorcycle on NSW roads. The learner rider license allows you to ride a motorcycle under certain restrictions, such as displaying L-plates, restricted speed limits, and not carrying passengers.

Costs Involved:

It's important to be aware of the costs involved with obtaining a learner rider license in NSW. These include:

  1. Pre-Learner Rider Training Course Fee: The cost of the course is $107
  2. Standard license fee: All NSW licenses require a $26 fee for learner licenses
  3. Motorcycle Knowledge Test Fee: The fee for the Motorcycle Knowledge Test is currently AUD $49, subject to change
  4. Learner Rider License Fee: The fee for a learner rider license ranges from $15 - $57 depending on your current license and is subject to change.
  5. Total cost: $200-$250

Getting your learner rider license is an important step for those looking to join the ranks of Uber Eats and DoorDash delivery riders in NSW, Australia. By following this step-by-step guide delivery riders will be able to obtain the necessary qualifications to start increasing their earning potential. Rent a Zoomo electric moped today to start delivering more orders in less time!

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