While the Australian Capital Territory is home to national institutions like Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and the National Gallery of Australia, it is also home to some of the most scenic motorcycle routes in all of Australia.
The Steps to Getting a Motorcycle Licence in the ACT
You must meet the requirements, which include:
Being at least 16 years and nine months old
Undertaking a government-approved rider training course
Successfully completing a Pre-Learner Licence Course (including a computerised knowledge test).
Go to an Access Canberra Service Centre to get your licence.
Pay the prescribed fee
Once you’ve successfully completed the Rider Training course, you must have your driver’s licence endorsed within the learner rider class.
Getting Your Licence
When you go to an Access Canberra Service Centre to get your licence, you must:
Completing the Rider Training Course
Once you’ve successfully completed the Rider Training course, you have to get your driver’s licence endorsed during a learner rider class at an Access Canberra Service Centre. To get endorsed you must provide:
Your ACT driver’s licence
The Motorcycle Rider Training course certificate.
However, if you are adding the motorcycle learner licence to a car learner licence there is no charge.
During the rider training course, make sure you wear appropriate clothing and enclosed shoes, an approved helmet, long trousers and a jacket. Gloves and eye protection are also highly recommended.
Before You Ride, Ensure You’re Insured
The most well-known motorcycle route in the territory is the famous Cotter Loop. This scenic route covers Cotter Road, Brindabella Road and Uriarra Road leading to the Mt. Stromlo Observatory and the Brindabella Mountain Range with plenty of spots to stop along the way.
While the roads on this route are in pretty good condition, there are still some rough sections. And sometimes even the most experienced drivers need to cover loss or damage to their motorcycle as the result of an accident.
Budget Direct’s Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance covers loss or damage to your motorcycle (as a result of an accident) for when you’re next on a well-known motorcycle route.