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Stay Upright Victoria

Get your licence with us!

The skills and techniques you are taught early in your riding life are crucial, so learning them with Australia’s largest rider training organisation, Stay Upright makes sense! We pride ourselves on coaching you through the required skills to not only pass the competency-based courses, but to also keep yourself safe on the road. Riding a motorcycle is one of the best feelings in the world – let us use our experience to coach you with our proven methods.


Our experienced staff can help you select the course that is suitable for you, as well as how to gain extra training if you feel you need it. If you know which course suits you, click below to book or call us on 03 9731 1499 for assistance.



The 2 Day Learner Permit Course will provide you with professional instruction on the fundamentals of riding safely on the road. This is regardless of how well you ride or how long you have been riding. This course is also strongly recommended for those returning to motorcycling after many years and who may never have had any professional training. If you are “not yet competent” during the course and require extra attention, we recommend private tuition tailored to strengthen aspects of your riding skills prior to re booking to complete course - Conditions apply.




The check ride is currently an optional but highly recommended 3.5hr session. It will be mandatory for those who obtain their learner permit from 2nd April 2016 onward.  The Check Ride is recommended approximately 2-3 months after holding your learner permit. The Check Ride is a means of ensuring that you are riding and managing the road safely and correctly prior to obtaining your licence.



For those who have obtained their motorcycle learner permit on or after the 2nd April 2016, they must first successfully complete the check ride at least 3 months after holding a motorcycle learner. They will then be eligible to obtain their licence 1 month after successfully completing the check ride. The licence assessment must be completed whilst the learner permit is current.

Our Licence course moves the rider into a higher realm of riding skills and techniques, with a focus on Roadcraft and skill development on top of the techniques learnt on the Learner Permit Course. Our highly experienced staff do their utmost to prepare the rider for their licence assessment.



Don’t procrastinate any longer. Get a taste of what is on your to do list. See if motorcycle riding is for you. Try before you commit to obtaining a Motorcycle Learner Permit you may be a returning rider and require a refresher get that one on one extra attention tailor made to improve and build on your current skills and confidence.


Who is Stay Upright?

Be confident that you are making the right decision in choosing Stay Upright to achieve your licence. We are Australia's largest and longest established rider training company and train over 40,000 new riders a year. We can assist you to select an appropriate level of training to suit your needs.

Our rider training courses develop knowledge, skills, attitude and awareness of motorcycling. At all times the emphasis of our training is on your safety and courses are conducted on purpose-built training areas.

During your training, our team will lead you through a series of discussions, demonstrations, riding exercises and assessment activities that explore the systems required to operate a motorbike safely on the public street. Required learning outcomes and assessment criteria are clearly explained throughout the course.

What do the courses cover?

Four main subject areas are covered during your training:

  1. Preparing a Motorbike for Operation covering pre-ride checks and routine maintenance issues.
  2. Maneuvering a Motorbike at Low Speeds including straght line stability and cornering, mount, dismount, and safe slow riding techniques.
  3. Higher Speed Cornering and braking to a stop quickly and safely. Stopping to a pre-defined point is also covered. 
  4. Applying Roadcraft that is developing mental skills and strategies to ride defensively, recognise hazards and reduce the risks that motorcyclists face every day on the road.

Both Learner Permit and Licence courses finish with an exit test.

How do I get my Victorian motorcycle learner permit?

You must be at least 18 years of age, and your Car License/Learner Permit must not be disqualified, cancelled, suspended, or refused anywhere in Australia. The Learner Permit must be held for at least three months before booking your License Course.

You must successfully complete –

  1. An eyesight test
  2. A motorcycle knowledge test (KT1) based on information contained in the Victorian Rider handbook.
  3. A riding skills assessment (MLA)

Downloadable copy of the Victorian Rider Handbook here: Victorian Rider Handbook

You must produce your car learner permit or licence on the day of your course to provide proof of identity.

How do I get my Victorian motorcycle licence?

Currently, for those who already hold a motorcycle learner permit, it is not mandatory, however, highly recommended to complete the Check Ride.  For those who obtain a motorcycle learner permit from 2nd April 2016, they must complete the mandatory Check Ride.  The Check Ride must be completed after the issue of a motorcycle learner permit (We recommend at least 2-3 months after) and at least 1 month prior to attempting the motorcycle licence assessment.

Note: You must hold a Victorian Motorcycle Learner for a minimum period of three consecutive calendar months before attempting the licence skills test. This three-month period refers to the period immediately before you apply for your licence, and this must be a continuous period, ie - not broken by a suspension or a break in continuity such as allowing your permit to expire before obtaining a new permit. If your Learner Permit expires, you must obtain a new one and hold it for a further three months.

You must successfully complete –

  1. A basic eyesight test
  2. A motorcycle riding skill assessment (MLA)
  3. If you do not hold a current Australian car licence, you must complete a Hazard Perception Test (HPT) held at a VicRoads office.

If you only have a current Australian car Learner Permit, a Vicroads 1st licence fee will apply. This is in addition to the course fee. Check the Vicroads website for current fees. This fee is due whether or not your first Licence is a car or motorcycle licence.

You MUST produce your current Victorian Motorcycle Learner Permit and/or Victorian Car Licence for valid I.D. purposes on the day of your course. You will need to carry these on you whilst participating on the on road assessments. If you attend without valid I.D., or do not attend your scheduled course, you will have to re-book, and pay a re-booking fee. (Please see our terms and conditions)

We offer courses at Hoppers Crossing, Geelong, Ballarat, and Horsham – book online or phone 9731 1499. For an on-line map, please click the "Locations" link below.

What is the motorcycle graduated licensing system?

What happens if I have trouble learning the required skills?

If a participant is struggling to learn the skills in the time required, they may be asked to stop the course on safety grounds. We offer private tuition at $120 per hour, which allows the student to learn at their own pace, one-on-one with an instructor. It’s a great way to learn! We then re-book them onto the next suitable two day course AT NO CHARGE.

What can I do if I have a complaint or disagree with my assessment?

In the unlikely event that you have a grievance with your course outcome. Stay Upright has a fair and equitable process to handle your concerns and review any issues you may raise. Ask our booking staff about our policy and procedure.

How do I book?

Bookings for all training courses can be made by telephone or going online. Have your drivers licence handy when you call.

We accept cash, Eftpos, cheque or Australia Post money order. Payment in full is required on booking prior to your course or Assessment. You will receive a confirmation letter on receipt of payments.

Phone 1300 366 640 or enquire online.

What if I cancel or postpone?

Fees paid may be transferred to an alternate course or held in credit provided at least five (5) full business days notice is received prior to the start date. "Business day" means Monday through Friday excluding public holidays).

What do I bring to the course?

Bring your current Victorian car and motorbike licence and/or learner licence.

If you do not have your own helmet conforming to the Australian Standard 1698, suitable eye protection and motorbike gloves designed for motorbike use, these will be supplied at no extra charge.

We ask you to wear the following sturdy protective clothing to our courses:

  • Long sleeved shirt or jacket made of heavy material
  • Pants that cover leg length
  • Strong, low heeled, fully enclosed footwear (we recommend protective riding gear)
  • If you use your own motorbike on the licence course it will be inspected prior to being used on the course. It must be roadworthy and have current registration.

Code of Practice

Our comprehensive Code of Practice is displayed for staff and clients in our offices and a copy is available on request.



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