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Registration & Licensing Statistics

31 March 2018

Current Licensed Tasmanian Drivers:     388,423

Licence classLicence typeTotal
CarFull 280,218
 Non-novice Learner 286
 Novice Learner (L1) 11,752
 Novice Learner (L2) 9,739
 Provisional (P1) 7,111
 Provisional (P2) 12,211
MotorcycleFull 50,048
 Novice Learner 1,505
 Provisional (P1) 1,297
 Provisional (P2) 1,818
Heavy vehicleFull 66,406
 Heavy vehicle learner 782

An example of a Non-novice Learner is a client who applies for a learner licence after having a Tasmanian licence expired for more than 5 years.

Note that drivers can hold more than one licence type and class (for example a full heavy vehicle licence and a novice learner motorcycle licence); as a consequence summing the total column here will not equal the number of current tasmanian drivers.

Current Registrations by Vehicle Type

Vehicle TypeTotal
AMBULANCE 158
ATV 3,126
BUS 2,431
CAMPERS 4,982
CAR 200,381
CARAVAN 12,599
EARTH MOVING MACHINERY 2,071
FARM TRACTOR 7,036
FIRE UNITS 511
HORSE FLOAT 3,305
MOTORCYCLE 19,957
OTHER 4,270
ROAD CONSTRUCTION 457
STATION WAGON 124,734
TOW TRUCK 74
TRACTOR 625
TRAILER 103,447
TRUCK 46,004
UTILITY 64,421
VAN13,849
Grand Total 614,438

Registrations by Municipality

MunicipalityTotalMunicipalityTotal
BREAK O'DAY 9,450BRIGHTON 18,290
BURNIE 21,953CENTRAL COAST 28,175
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS 3,636CIRCULAR HEAD 10,861
CLARENCE 60,063DERWENT VALLEY 11,668
DEVONPORT 29,779DORSET10,941
FLINDERS 1,852GEORGE TOWN 8,312
GLAMORGAN/SPRING BAY 7,328GLENORCHY 48,155
HOBART 53,787HUON VALLEY 21,718
KENTISH 8,343KING ISLAND 2,420
KINGBOROUGH39,472LATROBE 14,956
LAUNCESTON 76,580MEANDER VALLEY 25,897
NORTHERN MIDLANDS 20,945SORELL18,600
SOUTHERN MIDLANDS 9,326TASMAN 4,007
WARATAH/WYNYARD 17,251WEST COAST 4,887
WEST TAMAR 25,786Grand Total 614,438

Current Registrations by Premium Class

Premium ClassTotal
1 Motor Car 317,010
2 Light Goods Vehicle 110,579
3 Heavy Goods Vehicle 11,548
4 Medium Motorcycle 1,900
5 Large Motorcycle 10,164
6 Taxi or Luxury Hire Car 613
7 Large Passenger Vehicle 1,331
8 Hire and Drive Vehicle 7,636
9 Caravan, Horse Float, Plant and Machinery (Non Self-Propelled) 17,099
10 Heavy Trailer 13,805
11 Mobile Crane 148
12 Restricted Registration Vehicles including Farm Motor Cycles 4,094
13 Plant and Machinery (Self-Propelled) 4,876
15 Farm Tractor 6,513
16 Medium Passenger Vehicle 706
17 Small Motorcycle 1,755
18 Off Road and Recreational Vehicles 1,819
20 Medium Large Motorcycle4,677
21 Vintage Motor Vehicle or Street Rod 494
22 Special Interest Vehicles 6,283
23 Ride-Sourcing Vehicle 460
0 (No premium) 90,928
Grand Total excluding "0 (No premium)" 523,510
Grand Total 614,438