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Registration & Licensing Statistics

As at 31 October 2018

Current Licensed Tasmanian Drivers:     395,014

Licence classLicence typeTotal
CarFull 285,665
 Non-novice Learner 314
 Novice Learner (L1) 11,701
 Novice Learner (L2) 10,099
 Provisional (P1) 7,039
 Provisional (P2) 12,529
MotorcycleFull 51,257
 Novice Learner 1,326
 Provisional (P1) 980
 Provisional (P2) 1,763
Heavy vehicleFull 66,987
 Heavy vehicle learner 818

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 162
ATV 3,151
BUS 2,481
CAMPERS 5,062
CAR 200,101
CARAVAN 13,039
EARTH MOVING MACHINERY 2,092
FARM TRACTOR 7,175
FIRE UNITS 500
HORSE FLOAT 3,302
MOTORCYCLE 19,757
OTHER 4,231
ROAD CONSTRUCTION 470
STATION WAGON 129,606
TOW TRUCK 81
TRACTOR 613
TRAILER 102,959
TRUCK 45,433
UNGROUPED BODY TYPE 3,812
UTILITY 66,216
VAN13,679
Grand Total 623,922

Registrations by Municipality

MunicipalityTotalMunicipalityTotal
BREAK O'DAY 9,670BRIGHTON 18,927
BURNIE 22,307CENTRAL COAST 28,670
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS 3,730CIRCULAR HEAD 10,930
CLARENCE 60,936DERWENT VALLEY 11,951
DEVONPORT 30,151DORSET11,024
FLINDERS 1,856GEORGE TOWN 8,504
GLAMORGAN/SPRING BAY 7,458GLENORCHY 48,962
HOBART 53,993HUON VALLEY 22,058
KENTISH 8,533KING ISLAND 2,491
KINGBOROUGH40,245LATROBE 15,211
LAUNCESTON 77,390MEANDER VALLEY 26,343
NORTHERN MIDLANDS 21,016SORELL19,080
SOUTHERN MIDLANDS 9,580TASMAN 4,083
Unknown/Interstate 1WARATAH/WYNYARD 17,614
WEST COAST4,971WEST TAMAR 26,237
Grand Total 623,922  

Current Registrations by Premium Class

Premium ClassTotal
1 Motor Car 322,143
2 Light Goods Vehicle 113,690
3 Heavy Goods Vehicle 11,793
4 Medium Motorcycle 1,774
5 Large Motorcycle 10,165
6 Taxi or Luxury Hire Car 608
7 Large Passenger Vehicle 1,354
8 Hire and Drive Vehicle 6,732
9 Caravan, Horse Float, Plant and Machinery (Non Self-Propelled) 17,643
10 Heavy Trailer 14,187
11 Mobile Crane 154
12 Restricted Registration Vehicles including Farm Motor Cycles 4,077
13 Plant and Machinery (Self-Propelled) 4,909
15 Farm Tractor 6,657
16 Medium Passenger Vehicle 718
17 Small Motorcycle 1,750
18 Off Road and Recreational Vehicles 1,756
20 Medium Large Motorcycle4,637
21 Vintage Motor Vehicle or Street Rod 510
22 Special Interest Vehicles 6,336
23 Ride-Sourcing Vehicle 811
0 (No premium) 91,518
Grand Total excluding "0 (No premium)" 532,404
Grand Total 623,922