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Registration & Licensing Statistics

As at 2 July 2018

Current Licensed Tasmanian Drivers: 390,682

Licence classLicence typeTotal
CarFull282,079
 Non-novice Learner325
 Novice Learner (L1)11,760
 Novice Learner (L2)9,866
 Provisional (P1)6,973
 Provisional (P2)12,405
MotorcycleFull50,541
 Novice Learner1,356
 Provisional (P1)1,164
 Provisional (P2)1,795
Heavy vehicleFull66,583
 Heavy vehicle learner798

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
AMBULANCE159
ATV3,081
BUS2,430
CAMPERS5,001
CAR199,281
CARAVAN12,644
EARTH MOVING MACHINERY2,103
FARM TRACTOR7,068
FIRE UNITS511
HORSE FLOAT3,287
MOTORCYCLE19,163
OTHER4,262
ROAD CONSTRUCTION463
STATION WAGON125,598
TOW TRUCK73
TRACTOR615
TRAILER102,139
TRUCK44,576
UNGROUPED BODY TYPE3,798
UTILITY64,919
VAN13,473
Grand Total614,644

Registrations by Municipality

MunicipalityTotalMunicipalityTotal
BREAK O'DAY9,559BRIGHTON18,402
BURNIE22,109CENTRAL COAST28,249
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS3,667CIRCULAR HEAD10,806
CLARENCE59,929DERWENT VALLEY11,766
DEVONPORT29,810DORSET10,876
FLINDERS1,848GEORGE TOWN8,262
GLAMORGAN/SPRING BAY7,350GLENORCHY48,316
HOBART53,181HUON VALLEY21,751
KENTISH8,423KING ISLAND2,445
KINGBOROUGH39,694LATROBE15,027
LAUNCESTON76,505MEANDER VALLEY25,924
NORTHERN MIDLANDS20,463SORELL18,780
SOUTHERN MIDLANDS9,384TASMAN4,005
WARATAH/WYNYARD17,330WEST COAST4,926
WEST TAMAR25,857Grand Total614,644

Current Registrations by Premium Class

Premium ClassTotal
1 Motor Car318,569
2 Light Goods Vehicle111,518
3 Heavy Goods Vehicle11,633
4 Medium Motorcycle1,805
5 Large Motorcycle9,694
6 Taxi or Luxury Hire Car614
7 Large Passenger Vehicle1,331
8 Hire and Drive Vehicle5,627
9 Caravan, Horse Float, Plant and Machinery (Non Self-Propelled)17,147
10 Heavy Trailer13,913
11 Mobile Crane149
12 Restricted Registration Vehicles including Farm Motor Cycles4,051
13 Plant and Machinery (Self-Propelled)4,911
15 Farm Tractor6,540
16 Medium Passenger Vehicle704
17 Small Motorcycle1,717
18 Off Road and Recreational Vehicles1,748
20 Medium Large Motorcycle4,528
21 Vintage Motor Vehicle or Street Rod505
22 Special Interest Vehicles6,257
23 Ride-Sourcing Vehicle597
0 (No premium)91,086
Grand Total excluding "0 (No premium)"523,558
Grand Total614,644