Can I drive a V8 on my P plates?

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Each state in Australia has cars that are approved and banned for P plate drivers. Check the state government links & resources below for current information related to each state before driving or purchasing a V8 car.

In the ACT, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, you can drive a V8 car on your P plates as there are no stated laws about V8 cars being banned for P plate drivers.

In NSW, there are hundreds of legal V8 cars approved to drive on your P plates. See the NSW resources below to see if your V8 is approved or banned.

In QLD, there are some legal V8 cars approved to drive on your P plates. See the QLD resources below to look up if your V8 is approved or banned.

In VIC, there are 3,400+ legal V8, V10 and V12 cars approved to drive on your P plates. See the VIC resources below to see if your V8, V10 or V12 is approved or banned.

In SA, V8 cars manufactured before 2010 are banned but some V8 cars manufactured after 2010 are approved to drive on your P plates. See the SA resources below to look up if your V8 is approved or banned.

See if your specific car is legal to drive on your P plates via the below Government databases: