see http://www.arrivealive.vic.gov.au/c_youngGLS_1.html not really sure how this will effect a bike licence... but the general gist of it... L's, obtainable at 16 still... if under 21 and getting learners, u must be, over 18 and have held learners for min 1year. then, u get P1 (red P's)... for 1 year, same restrictions as current P's, but you're not allowed to use handsfree mobile kits or tow anything. then, u get P2 (green P's)... for THREE3333 years, same restrictions as above, minus the handsfree and towing. so what this means, is that: say, i'm 16... i get m L's, i can't have more than 5 demerit points over the course of a given year, until i'm 22. Can't even just have 1 beer then drive home til i'm 22... etc etc... my opinion... i think the P1 should be allowed at 17 and 6months, ever 17? but have a passenger restriction (1 passenger at most at any time), then at 18, have regular P's for 3 years as normal. and maybe make THAT the green P? in vic, a green P will stand out heaps more than the typical RED P.