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Registration & Licensing Statistics

As at 31 August 2019

Current Licensed Tasmanian Drivers:     402,376

Licence classLicence typeTotal
CarFull 292,818
 Non-novice Learner 383
 Novice Learner (L1) 11,935
 Novice Learner (L2) 10,245
 Provisional (P1) 6,771
 Provisional (P2) 12,023
MotorcycleFull 52,570
 Novice Learner 1,126
 Provisional (P1) 748
 Provisional (P2) 1,457
Heavy vehicleFull 67,525
 Heavy vehicle learner 859

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 176
ATV 3,278
BUS 2,529
CAMPERS 5,100
CAR 199,869
CARAVAN 13,688
EARTH MOVING MACHINERY 2,120
FARM TRACTOR 7,347
FIRE UNITS 494
HORSE FLOAT 3,359
MOTORCYCLE 19,366
OTHER 4,221
ROAD CONSTRUCTION 472
STATION WAGON 135,443
TOW TRUCK 89
TRACTOR 602
TRAILER 105,035
TRUCK 47,070
UNGROUPED BODY TYPE 4,118
UTILITY 68,910
VAN14,023
Grand Total 637,309

Registrations by Municipality

MunicipalityTotalMunicipalityTotal
BREAK O'DAY 9,860BRIGHTON 19,578
BURNIE 22,632CENTRAL COAST 29,228
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS 3,835CIRCULAR HEAD 11,172
CLARENCE 62,330DERWENT VALLEY 12,371
DEVONPORT 30,775DORSET11,280
FLINDERS 1,933GEORGE TOWN 8,734
GLAMORGAN/SPRING BAY 7,648GLENORCHY 50,268
HOBART 54,811HUON VALLEY 22,692
KENTISH 8,682KING ISLAND 2,514
KINGBOROUGH41,471LATROBE 15,635
LAUNCESTON 78,376MEANDER VALLEY 26,738
NORTHERN MIDLANDS 21,217SORELL19,673
SOUTHERN MIDLANDS 9,781TASMAN 4,182
WARATAH/WYNYARD 17,986WEST COAST 5,027
WEST TAMAR 26,880Grand Total 637,309

Current Registrations by Premium Class

Premium ClassTotal
1 Motor Car 327,718
2 Light Goods Vehicle 117,938
3 Heavy Goods Vehicle 12,130
4 Medium Motorcycle 1,618
5 Large Motorcycle 10,017
6 Taxi or Luxury Hire Car 613
7 Large Passenger Vehicle 1,367
8 Hire and Drive Vehicle 6,101
9 Caravan, Horse Float, Plant and Machinery (Non Self-Propelled) 18,536
10 Heavy Trailer 15,195
11 Mobile Crane 146
12 Restricted Registration Vehicles including Farm Motor Cycles 4,172
13 Plant and Machinery (Self-Propelled) 4,943
15 Farm Tractor 6,838
16 Medium Passenger Vehicle 767
17 Small Motorcycle 1,662
18 Off Road and Recreational Vehicles 1,777
20 Medium Large Motorcycle4,561
21 Vintage Motor Vehicle or Street Rod 593
22 Special Interest Vehicles 6,805
23 Ride-Sourcing Vehicle 1,188
0 (No premium) 92,624
Grand Total excluding "0 (No premium)" 544,685
Grand Total 637,309