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Registration & Licensing Statistics

31 October 2017

Current Licensed Tasmanian Drivers:     385,421

Licence classLicence typeTotal
Car Full 277,848
  Non-novice Learner 255
  Novice Learner (L1) 11,735
  Novice Learner (L2) 9,708
  Provisional (P1) 7,250
  Provisional (P2) 11,719
Motorcycle Full 49,364
  Novice Learner 1,818
  Provisional (P1) 1,459
  Provisional (P2) 1,841
Heavy vehicle Full 66,221
  Heavy vehicle learner 785

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 156
ATV 3,023
BUS 2,453
CAMPERS 4,921
CAR 200,458
CARAVAN 12,181
EARTH MOVING MACHINERY 2,057
FARM TRACTOR 6,997
FIRE UNITS 523
HORSE FLOAT 3,281
MOTORCYCLE 19,378
OTHER 4,205
ROAD CONSTRUCTION 447
STATION WAGON 121,690
TOW TRUCK 72
TRACTOR 624
TRAILER 102,115
TRUCK 45,482
UTILITY 63,539
VAN 13,644
Grand Total 607,246

Registrations by Municipality

MunicipalityTotalMunicipalityTotal
BREAK O'DAY 9,352 BRIGHTON 18,029
BURNIE 21,819 CENTRAL COAST 27,906
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS 3,605 CIRCULAR HEAD 10,733
CLARENCE 59,365 DERWENT VALLEY 11,474
DEVONPORT 29,356 DORSET 10,916
FLINDERS 1,849 GEORGE TOWN 8,216
GLAMORGAN/SPRING BAY 7,180 GLENORCHY 47,589
HOBART 52,784 HUON VALLEY 21,315
KENTISH 8,283 KING ISLAND 2,396
KINGBOROUGH 39,041 LATROBE 14,667
LAUNCESTON 76,235 MEANDER VALLEY 25,543
NORTHERN MIDLANDS 20,568 SORELL 18,151
SOUTHERN MIDLANDS 9,237 TASMAN 3,928
WARATAH/WYNYARD 17,245 WEST COAST 4,889
WEST TAMAR 25,575 Grand Total 607,246

Current Registrations by Premium Class

Premium ClassTotal
1 Motor Car 315,391
2 Light Goods Vehicle 109,352
3 Heavy Goods Vehicle 11,394
4 Medium Motorcycle 1,926
5 Large Motorcycle 9,753
6 Taxi or Luxury Hire Car 619
7 Large Passenger Vehicle 1,343
8 Hire and Drive Vehicle 6,666
9 Caravan, Horse Float, Plant and Machinery (Non Self-Propelled) 16,542
10 Heavy Trailer 13,264
11 Mobile Crane 150
12 Restricted Registration Vehicles including Farm Motor Cycles 4,055
13 Plant and Machinery (Self-Propelled) 4,841
15 Farm Tractor 6,482
16 Medium Passenger Vehicle 715
17 Small Motorcycle 1,787
18 Off Road and Recreational Vehicles 1,729
20 Medium Large Motorcycle 4,521
21 Vintage Motor Vehicle or Street Rod 487
22 Special Interest Vehicles 6,125
0 (No premium) 90,104
Grand Total excluding "0 (No premium)" 517,142
Grand Total 607,246