Cheapest CTP for motorbikes in NSW
Green slip prices for motorbikes do vary, particularly based on engine capacity and rider experience. Always compare prices before you purchase a CTP green slip for your motorbike.
Insurers determine greenslip prices for motorbikes on the basis of engine capacity (including electric) and other factors such as geographic region, claims history, driving record, rider age and whether or not there is a pillion passenger. Information on setting greenslip prices is on this site.
Classifications of engine capacity are designated by State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA). Five classifications apply:
- Under 225cc and electric motorcycles
- 226cc to 725cc
- 726cc to 1,125cc
- 1,126cc to 1,325cc
- Over 1,325cc.
Those classifications, when first introduced in July 2010, had a major impact on greenslip prices for motorbikes.
Classifications do not include consideration of other factors such as the style or use of a motorbike or Learner Approved Motorcycle (LAM) status.
To find the cheapest price green slip for a motorbike in NSW go to the greenslips.com.au Calculator on this site. None of the insurers offers At-Fault Driver Cover as an additional feature with motorbike green slips in NSW (as two insurers currently do for other vehicles).
How to get a motorbike licence
Transport for NSW operates a graduated licensing scheme for new motorcycle riders. Most riders must successfully complete each licensing stage before they can obtain a full and unrestricted licence. Riders who are over 25, hold a current full driver licence and have been on a P1 licence for at least 12 months, can skip the P2 licence.
- Pre-learner training
- Rider Knowledge Test
- Learner rider licence
- Pre-provisional training
- Motorcycle operator skills test
- Provisional (P1) rider licence
- Provisional (P2) rider licence
- Full licence.
While holding a learner, P1 or P2 licence, riders are restricted to an approved motorcycle under LAMS.
1. Pre-learner training
Book with a training centre. The training centre provides motorcycle, helmets and gloves and tuition of 7 hours over 2 days. Successful trainees receive Certificate of Competence, which is valid for 3 months.
2. Rider knowledge test
Book and take the rider knowledge test at a motor registry or Service NSW. The test is based on Road Users Handbook and Motorcycle Rider’s Handbook.
3. Learner rider licence
Hold this licence for at least 3 months; it is valid for 12 months.
4. Pre-provisional training
Book this course after holding the learner rider licence. It takes 6 hours on one day and trainees must pass.
5. Motorcycle operator skills test
Book the Motorcycle Operator Skills Test (MOST), a further one-hour test of riding skills. If successful, take Certificate of Competence to a motor registry or Service NSW.
6. P1 rider licence
Hold a P1 licence for at least 12 months; it is valid for 18 months.
7. P2 rider licence
Hold a P2 licence for at least 24 months; it is valid for 30 months.
8. Full licence
A full licence is valid for 1, 3, 5 or 10 years (10 years for ages 21-44 only). Full licence holders are no longer restricted to approved motorcycles under the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS).