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Getting a Licence

Car Licence

Driving assessments and knowledge tests

Links to the Practice the Driver Knowledge Test system and information on driving assessments assessment criteria's and driver competency standards.

Car Learner (Novice)

If you've never held a full drivers licence before you are classed as a Novice.

Car Learner (non-novice)

If you have held a full car licence (anywhere) in the world and you need to get a learner licence, you will be issued with a non-novice learner licence.

Basic (Full) Licence

On completion of a provisional driver licence period, you are entitled, upon payment of a licence fee, to progress to Full Licence status.


Motorcycle Licence

Motorcycle Learner (Novice)

If you've never held a full motorcycle licence before you are classed as a Novice. The novice website will give you a step by step process on how to obtain a Novice car licence. The steps include: Motorcycle learner, Provisional P1 licence and Provisional P2 licence.

Motorcycle Learner (non-novice)

If you have previously held a full motorcycle licence (anywhere in the world) and you need to get a learner licence, you will be issued with a non-novice learner licence.

Motorcycle Training Courses and Assessments

Information on the training courses required to receive a motorcycle license in Tasmania, including the contact information on the external services provides who conduct the courses.


Other Licences

Heavy Vehicles

Information on how to get a Heavy Vehicle licence and the different classes available.

Public Passenger Vehicle (Ancillary Certificate)

A Public Passenger Vehicle is a vehicle that is used to carry passengers for hire or reward.

Driving Instructors

An ancillary certificate in driving instruction allows you to be paid to teach a person to drive. If you don't hold a Certificate you can't be paid for your services.

Wheelchair Licence

A licence is required if the wheelchair can exceed a speed of 10 km/h.