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Registration & Licensing Statistics

As at 31 October 2019

Current Licensed Tasmanian Drivers:     403,343

Licence classLicence typeTotal
CarFull293,752
 Non-novice Learner378
 Novice Learner (L1)12,022
 Novice Learner (L2)10,196
 Provisional (P1)6,754
 Provisional (P2)11,970
MotorcycleFull52,727
 Novice Learner1,118
 Provisional (P1)741
 Provisional (P2)1,361
Heavy vehicleFull67,585
 Heavy vehicle learner875

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
AMBULANCE169
ATV3,298
BUS2,547
CAMPERS5,185
CAR200,221
CARAVAN13,895
EARTH MOVING MACHINERY2,115
FARM TRACTOR7,408
FIRE UNITS495
HORSE FLOAT3,371
MOTORCYCLE20,026
OTHER4,235
ROAD CONSTRUCTION481
STATION WAGON137,318
TOW TRUCK89
TRACTOR591
TRAILER105,414
TRUCK47,323
UNGROUPED BODY TYPE4,144
UTILITY69,348
VAN14,087
Grand Total641,760

Registrations by Municipality

MunicipalityTotalMunicipalityTotal
BREAK O'DAY9,937BRIGHTON19,663
BURNIE22,825CENTRAL COAST29,409
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS3,850CIRCULAR HEAD11,215
CLARENCE62,879DERWENT VALLEY12,371
DEVONPORT30,793DORSET11,352
FLINDERS1,951GEORGE TOWN8,785
GLAMORGAN/SPRING BAY7,700GLENORCHY50,518
HOBART55,487HUON VALLEY22,886
KENTISH8,762KING ISLAND2,540
KINGBOROUGH41,605LATROBE15,796
LAUNCESTON79,123MEANDER VALLEY26,862
NORTHERN MIDLANDS21,565SORELL19,806
SOUTHERN MIDLANDS9,870TASMAN4,184
WARATAH/WYNYARD18,049WEST COAST5,034
WEST TAMAR26,943Grand Total641,760

Current Registrations by Premium Class

Premium ClassTotal
1 Motor Car328,695
2 Light Goods Vehicle118,593
3 Heavy Goods Vehicle12,198
4 Medium Motorcycle1,661
5 Large Motorcycle10,459
6 Taxi or Luxury Hire Car604
7 Large Passenger Vehicle1,373
8 Hire and Drive Vehicle7,287
9 Caravan, Horse Float, Plant and Machinery (Non Self-Propelled)18,796
10 Heavy Trailer15,410
11 Mobile Crane146
12 Restricted Registration Vehicles including Farm Motor Cycles4,184
13 Plant and Machinery (Self-Propelled)4,950
15 Farm Tractor6,895
16 Medium Passenger Vehicle766
17 Small Motorcycle1,685
18 Off Road and Recreational Vehicles1,789
20 Medium Large Motorcycle4,681
21 Vintage Motor Vehicle or Street Rod601
22 Special Interest Vehicles6,956
23 Ride-Sourcing Vehicle1,265
0 (No premium)92,766
Grand Total excluding "0 (No premium)"548,994
Grand Total641,760