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Registration & Licensing Statistics

31 December 2017

Current Licensed Tasmanian Drivers:     386,587

Licence classLicence typeTotal
CarFull 278,742
 Non-novice Learner 286
 Novice Learner (L1) 11,765
 Novice Learner (L2) 9,708
 Provisional (P1) 7,182
 Provisional (P2) 11,955
MotorcycleFull 49,596
 Novice Learner 1,689
 Provisional (P1) 1,432
 Provisional (P2) 1,804
Heavy vehicleFull 66,272
 Heavy vehicle learner 788

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 159
ATV 3,069
BUS 2,450
CAMPERS 4,940
CAR 200,942
CARAVAN 12,353
EARTH MOVING MACHINERY 2,058
FARM TRACTOR 7,029
FIRE UNITS 513
HORSE FLOAT 3,303
MOTORCYCLE 20,022
OTHER 4,206
ROAD CONSTRUCTION 450
STATION WAGON 123,405
TOW TRUCK 71
TRACTOR 633
TRAILER 102,396
TRUCK 45,489
UTILITY 63,899
VAN13,758
Grand Total 611,145

Registrations by Municipality

MunicipalityTotalMunicipalityTotal
BREAK O'DAY 9,432BRIGHTON 18,143
BURNIE 21,910CENTRAL COAST 28,091
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS 3,625CIRCULAR HEAD 10,748
CLARENCE 59,934DERWENT VALLEY 11,528
DEVONPORT 29,514DORSET10,914
FLINDERS 1,849GEORGE TOWN 8,254
GLAMORGAN/SPRING BAY 7,237GLENORCHY 47,853
HOBART 53,563HUON VALLEY 21,488
KENTISH 8,330KING ISLAND 2,406
KINGBOROUGH39,249LATROBE 14,695
LAUNCESTON 76,370MEANDER VALLEY 25,675
NORTHERN MIDLANDS 21,001SORELL18,312
SOUTHERN MIDLANDS 9,266TASMAN 3,955
WARATAH/WYNYARD 17,275WEST COAST 4,886
WEST TAMAR 25,642Grand Total 611,145

Current Registrations by Premium Class

Premium ClassTotal
1 Motor Car 316,049
2 Light Goods Vehicle 109,637
3 Heavy Goods Vehicle 11,423
4 Medium Motorcycle 1,937
5 Large Motorcycle 10,168
6 Taxi or Luxury Hire Car 620
7 Large Passenger Vehicle 1,350
8 Hire and Drive Vehicle 8,071
9 Caravan, Horse Float, Plant and Machinery (Non Self-Propelled) 16,773
10 Heavy Trailer 13,414
11 Mobile Crane 146
12 Restricted Registration Vehicles including Farm Motor Cycles 4,087
13 Plant and Machinery (Self-Propelled) 4,855
15 Farm Tractor 6,510
16 Medium Passenger Vehicle 709
17 Small Motorcycle 1,795
18 Off Road and Recreational Vehicles 1,764
20 Medium Large Motorcycle4,680
21 Vintage Motor Vehicle or Street Rod 493
22 Special Interest Vehicles 6,266
23 Ride-Sourcing Vehicle 162
0 (No premium) 90,236
Grand Total excluding "0 (No premium)" 520,909
Grand Total 611,145