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Registration & Licensing Statistics

As at 30 April 2019

Current Licensed Tasmanian Drivers:400,181

Licence classLicence typeTotal
CarFull290,654
 Non-novice Learner376
 Novice Learner (L1)11,793
 Novice Learner (L2)10,138
 Provisional (P1)6,897
 Provisional (P2)12,273
MotorcycleFull52,181
 Novice Learner1,261
 Provisional (P1)825
 Provisional (P2)1,568
Heavy vehicleFull67,421
 Heavy vehicle learner809

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
AMBULANCE172
ATV3,261
BUS2,496
CAMPERS5,132
CAR199,984
CARAVAN13,498
EARTH MOVING MACHINERY2,112
FARM TRACTOR7,298
FIRE UNITS502
HORSE FLOAT3,365
MOTORCYCLE19,877
OTHER4,256
ROAD CONSTRUCTION474
STATION WAGON133,433
TOW TRUCK84
TRACTOR604
TRAILER104,255
TRUCK46,247
UNGROUPED BODY TYPE4,096
UTILITY67,722
VAN13,932
Grand Total632,800

Registrations by Municipality

MunicipalityTotalMunicipalityTotal
BREAK O'DAY9,831BRIGHTON19,286
BURNIE22,531CENTRAL COAST29,000
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS3,771CIRCULAR HEAD11,095
CLARENCE61,951DERWENT VALLEY12,138
DEVONPORT30,627DORSET11,179
FLINDERS1,939GEORGE TOWN8,596
GLAMORGAN/SPRING BAY7,615GLENORCHY49,557
HOBART55,117HUON VALLEY22,560
KENTISH8,674KING ISLAND2,487
KINGBOROUGH40,976LATROBE15,492
LAUNCESTON77,790MEANDER VALLEY26,562
NORTHERN MIDLANDS21,254SORELL19,373
SOUTHERN MIDLANDS9,714TASMAN4,173
Unknown/Interstate1WARATAH/WYNYARD17,877
WEST COAST4,974WEST TAMAR26,660
Grand Total632,800  

Current Registrations by Premium Class

Premium ClassTotal
1 Motor Car324,581
2 Light Goods Vehicle115,897
3 Heavy Goods Vehicle12,028
4 Medium Motorcycle1,707
5 Large Motorcycle10,311
6 Taxi or Luxury Hire Car607
7 Large Passenger Vehicle1,368
8 Hire and Drive Vehicle7,718
9 Caravan, Horse Float, Plant and Machinery (Non Self-Propelled)18,313
10 Heavy Trailer14,871
11 Mobile Crane146
12 Restricted Registration Vehicles including Farm Motor Cycles4,158
13 Plant and Machinery (Self-Propelled)4,929
15 Farm Tractor6,781
16 Medium Passenger Vehicle743
17 Small Motorcycle1,704
18 Off Road and Recreational Vehicles1,815
20 Medium Large Motorcycle4,625
21 Vintage Motor Vehicle or Street Rod566
22 Special Interest Vehicles6,642
23 Ride-Sourcing Vehicle1,026
0 (No premium)92,264
Grand Total excluding "0 (No premium)"540,536
Grand Total632,800