P-plates serve two purposes: one is to give to other drivers a hands up that the driver in the other car is still gaining experience and the second reason is for law enforcement to know who is who on the road, but of course this isn’t a problem if you are doing the right thing.
Provisional drivers in each Australian State have different responsibilities, so you will need to check with your State Licensing Authority what they are.
The main thing to remember is that it is a time to get that extra experience to make you a better driver for life. It is often not realised that it takes up to seven years to get up to optimum reflexes when having deal with hazards. So, the time it takes to see a danger and react becomes quicker in those first few years. Later on in life those reactions times slow, which means good driving habits are essential to be learnt early in your driving life.