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Registration & Licensing Statistics

31 August 2017

Current Licensed Tasmanian Drivers:     384,655

Licence classLicence typeTotal
CarFull 277,303
 Non-novice Learner 258
 Novice Learner (L1) 11,718
 Novice Learner (L2) 9,597
 Provisional (P1) 7,424
 Provisional (P2) 11,539
MotorcycleFull 49,063
 Novice Learner 1,919
 Provisional (P1) 1,536
 Provisional (P2) 1,850
Heavy vehicleFull 66,148
 Heavy vehicle learner 781

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 157
ATV 3,002
BUS 2,415
CAMPERS 4,848
CAR 200,071
CARAVAN 12,054
EARTH MOVING MACHINERY 2,038
FARM TRACTOR 6,941
FIRE UNITS 521
HORSE FLOAT 3,266
MOTORCYCLE 18,944
OTHER 4,139
ROAD CONSTRUCTION 450
STATION WAGON 120,236
TOW TRUCK 72
TRACTOR 620
TRAILER 101,968
TRUCK 45,220
UTILITY 63,071
VAN13,597
Grand Total 603,630

Registrations by Municipality

MunicipalityTotalMunicipalityTotal
BREAK O'DAY 9,315BRIGHTON 17,882
BURNIE 21,746CENTRAL COAST 27,864
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS 3,591CIRCULAR HEAD 10,704
CLARENCE 58,767DERWENT VALLEY 11,463
DEVONPORT 29,300DORSET10,850
FLINDERS 1,848GEORGE TOWN 8,207
GLAMORGAN/SPRING BAY 7,189GLENORCHY 47,627
HOBART 52,154HUON VALLEY 21,190
KENTISH 8,219KING ISLAND 2,410
KINGBOROUGH38,867LATROBE 14,537
LAUNCESTON 75,661MEANDER VALLEY 25,369
NORTHERN MIDLANDS 20,197SORELL18,001
SOUTHERN MIDLANDS 9,153TASMAN 3,925
WARATAH/WYNYARD 17,198WEST COAST 4,878
WEST TAMAR 25,518Grand Total 603,630

Current Registrations by Premium Class

Premium ClassTotal
1 Motor Car 314,717
2 Light Goods Vehicle 108,718
3 Heavy Goods Vehicle 11,306
4 Medium Motorcycle 1,954
5 Large Motorcycle9,383
6 Taxi or Luxury Hire Car 625
7 Large Passenger Vehicle 1,328
8 Hire and Drive Vehicle 5,373
9 Caravan, Horse Float, Plant and Machinery (Non Self-Propelled) 16,373
10 Heavy Trailer 13,085
11 Mobile Crane 150
12 Restricted Registration Vehicles including Farm Motor Cycles 4,016
13 Plant and Machinery (Self-Propelled) 4,791
15 Farm Tractor 6,429
16 Medium Passenger Vehicle 710
17 Small Motorcycle 1,810
18 Off Road and Recreational Vehicles 1,734
20 Medium Large Motorcycle4,415
21 Vintage Motor Vehicle or Street Rod 495
22 Special Interest Vehicles 6,093
0 (No premium) 90,125
Grand Total excluding "0 (No premium)" 513,505
Grand Total 603,630