Learner and probationary drivers

Travelling interstate? Different road rules might apply.

Heading over the border? Sometimes the road rules can differ between states. Make sure you're up to speed on any restrictions imposed on learner or probationary drivers in the state or territory you're visiting before getting behind the wheel.

There are rules learner and probationary drivers need to know when travelling interstate. For example, some states require learner drivers to travel at a speed limit lower than the posted speed limit

One example is NSW where:

  • learner drivers with a NSW license are not allowed to travel at more than 90km/h where the posted speed limit is above 90km/h.
  • learner drivers with a Victorian license are allowed to drive at up to the posted speed limit.

These rules aren't always clear for motorists travelling interstate and RACV has taken up the matter with VicRoads and the National Transport Commission in an effort to make things clearer for learner and probationary drivers. 

Check out these links for more information:

RACV recommends printing out the current advice for the state or territory you plan to travel in and taking it with you to avoid any confusion if you're pulled over by local police. 

RACV recommends contacting the road authority for the state or territory you plan to drive into. We've pulled together the links for you to make it easy. 

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The summaries RACV provide on Victorian road rules are based on the Victorian Road Safety Road Rules 2017. We make sure to reference the exact rule where possible. When reading, keep in mind that we’re providing general information, not legal advice. If you’re looking for specific questions on any legal matter, consult with a lawyer for help.