I booked in for my motorcycle permit training course this afternoon.
It's with a mob called Motorcycle Motion. Three
sets of four hours (and a short exam) and I'll have my learner's permit.
Woohoo - then all I have to do is wait a bit and I can get the full

In Victoria, unlike Queensland, you can ride unaccompanied with just a
learner's permit, which means I'll be able to hire a bike and go out for
a weekend or two here or there. Can't wait...