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Registration & Licensing Statistics

As at 31 December 2018

Current Licensed Tasmanian Drivers:     396,602

Licence classLicence typeTotal
CarFull 287,180
 Non-novice Learner 339
 Novice Learner (L1) 11,749
 Novice Learner (L2) 10,003
 Provisional (P1) 7,054
 Provisional (P2) 12,436
MotorcycleFull 51,526
 Novice Learner 1,290
 Provisional (P1) 886
 Provisional (P2) 1,724
Heavy vehicleFull 67,186
 Heavy vehicle learner 800

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 164
ATV 3,220
BUS 2,483
CAMPERS 5,090
CAR 200,388
CARAVAN 13,189
EARTH MOVING MACHINERY 2,106
FARM TRACTOR 7,243
FIRE UNITS 502
HORSE FLOAT 3,343
MOTORCYCLE 20,276
OTHER 4,225
ROAD CONSTRUCTION 475
STATION WAGON 131,734
TOW TRUCK 76
TRACTOR 618
TRAILER 103,491
TRUCK 45,678
UNGROUPED BODY TYPE 3,857
UTILITY 66,700
VAN13,799
Grand Total 628,657

Registrations by Municipality

MunicipalityTotalMunicipalityTotal
BREAK O'DAY 9,697BRIGHTON 19,101
BURNIE 22,431CENTRAL COAST 28,808
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS 3,743CIRCULAR HEAD 10,992
CLARENCE 61,818DERWENT VALLEY 12,057
DEVONPORT 30,417DORSET11,079
FLINDERS 1,891GEORGE TOWN 8,526
GLAMORGAN/SPRING BAY 7,503GLENORCHY 49,262
HOBART 54,657HUON VALLEY 22,212
KENTISH 8,596KING ISLAND 2,512
KINGBOROUGH40,580LATROBE 15,270
LAUNCESTON 77,782MEANDER VALLEY 26,330
NORTHERN MIDLANDS 21,368SORELL19,202
SOUTHERN MIDLANDS 9,615TASMAN 4,071
Unknown/Interstate 9WARATAH/WYNYARD 17,696
WEST COAST4,977WEST TAMAR 26,455
Grand Total 628,657  

Current Registrations by Premium Class

Premium ClassTotal
1 Motor Car 322,864
2 Light Goods Vehicle 114,402
3 Heavy Goods Vehicle 11,831
4 Medium Motorcycle 1,776
5 Large Motorcycle 10,526
6 Taxi or Luxury Hire Car 608
7 Large Passenger Vehicle 1,368
8 Hire and Drive Vehicle 8,272
9 Caravan, Horse Float, Plant and Machinery (Non Self-Propelled) 17,893
10 Heavy Trailer 14,415
11 Mobile Crane 151
12 Restricted Registration Vehicles including Farm Motor Cycles 4,150
13 Plant and Machinery (Self-Propelled) 4,918
15 Farm Tractor 6,727
16 Medium Passenger Vehicle 733
17 Small Motorcycle 1,750
18 Off Road and Recreational Vehicles 1,791
20 Medium Large Motorcycle4,755
21 Vintage Motor Vehicle or Street Rod 519
22 Special Interest Vehicles 6,473
23 Ride-Sourcing Vehicle 916
0 (No premium) 91,819
Grand Total excluding "0 (No premium)" 536,838
Grand Total 628,657