South Australia has a graduated licence scheme for new drivers. Under the scheme, a driver must progress through several stages of licences, each of which must be held for a minimum period of time and which are subject to conditions, before finally being eligible to obtain a full licence.
A provisional licence (comprising two categories – P1 and P2) must be held for a period of 3 years and until the driver is aged 20 years of age [Motor Vehicles Act 1959 (SA) s 81A(5)] before an unconditional or non-provisional licence can be issued.
There is a possible exemption for Aboriginal people living in remote areas such as the APY lands [see Motor Vehicles Act 1959 (SA) s 98AAG]. For more information see the On The Right Track – Aboriginal Road Safety and Driver Licensing Program.
For more information see the My Licence SA website.