Heavy vehicle licences
Understand the requirements for driving vehicles that exceed 4.5 tonnes in gross vehicle mass, including your learner periods and the training, and assessment requirements.
The type of learner licence you can get depends on what sort of licence you have now. For some heavy vehicle licences, you don’t need to go and get a new learners licence but the conditions of being a learner will still apply to you. The rules around this are in the handbook and the licence hierarchy below:
You must visit a Service Tasmania and:
When you’re learning to drive a heavy vehicle you must:
These requirements apply whether or not you’re required to hold a heavy vehicle learner licence.
You can apply for a heavy vehicle licence exemption by emailing email@example.com.. To apply for an exemption, you must:
To progress beyond the learner stage, you must:
This must be done within six months of having done your heavy vehicle knowledge test in the learner stage. Following completion of these steps, you can go to Service Tasmania and get your full licence (fees apply).
If you have your full heavy vehicle licence, you will need to:
When applying for a heavy vehicle licence, if you were tested in a vehicle fitted with a synchromesh or automatic transmission you will:
Note: If you are tested in a Synchromesh or automatic and you hold a MR or above with no condition A2 or B condition applied then you will be exempt from having the A2 or B condition applied when you upgrade your licence.
To get your heavy vehicle licence, you need to pass the:
Further information can be found at About My Driving Assessment.