Understand the different conditions that may apply to your licence, including how to remove an automatic licence only condition.
A condition(s) is shown on the back of the licence by a condition code. When driving anywhere in Australia, the conditions must be obeyed. If they are not obeyed, the holder is committing an offence and their driver licence may be suspended or cancelled.
Automatic vehicle only
Automatic cycle only
Automatic heavy vehicles only
Restricted to heavy vehicles with synchromesh
Learner approved motorcycle only
Drive vehicle with breath alcohol interlock device
Visual aids required
Mechanical / special aids required
No alcohol in body
Ride motorcycles/drive motor vehicles during daylight hours
Restricted to certain locations
Seat belt exemption
Restricted to certain vehicles
Restricted to certain days / hours
If the condition code is an "X", the holder is given a notice which they must have with them when driving. The notice sets out the condition(s).
An ‘automatic vehicle only’ condition can be removed from the licence at Service Tasmania, only if it has been on the licence previously for a minimum period of three (3) years (not including periods of licence suspension or disqualification).
If the ‘automatic vehicle only’ condition has not been on the licence for the minimum three (3) years, you will need to successfully undertake a driving assessment in a manual motor vehicle for it to be removed.
If you want to remove an ‘automatic vehicle only’ condition from your licence, you will have to take the relevant assessment using a manual vehicle through an External Service Provider.
If you want to remove an ‘automatic vehicle only’ licence condition that was applied to your licence for medical reasons, you will need to provide a medical report from a suitably qualified practitioner specifying why the condition no longer applies.
To practice driving a manual vehicle, you should be accompanied by a licensed driver who holds a basic manual car licence (not provisional or restricted) and you must follow the learner licence conditions (maximum 90kph, display 'L' plates, zero blood alcohol whilst driving etc.).
To practice driving a manual heavy vehicle, you must be accompanied by a licensed driver who has held a manual heavy vehicle licence in the relevant class for at least twelve months (not a restricted licence), and adhere to the standard learner licence requirements (maximum 90kph, display 'L' plates, zero blood alcohol whilst driving etc.).