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Registration & Licensing Statistics

As at 28 February 2019

Current Licensed Tasmanian Drivers:     398,786

Licence classLicence typeTotal
Car Full 289,162
  Non-novice Learner 351
  Novice Learner (L1) 11,930
  Novice Learner (L2) 10,043
  Provisional (P1) 6,962
  Provisional (P2) 12,397
Motorcycle Full 51,911
  Novice Learner 1,296
  Provisional (P1) 837
  Provisional (P2) 1,680
Heavy vehicle Full 67,294
  Heavy vehicle learner 821

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 167
ATV 3,252
BUS 2,497
CAMPERS 5,084
CAR 200,320
CARAVAN 13,334
EARTH MOVING MACHINERY 2,106
FARM TRACTOR 7,286
FIRE UNITS 502
HORSE FLOAT 3,344
MOTORCYCLE 20,262
OTHER 4,245
ROAD CONSTRUCTION 464
STATION WAGON 132,683
TOW TRUCK 83
TRACTOR 613
TRAILER 104,061
TRUCK 46,092
UNGROUPED BODY TYPE 4,016
UTILITY 67,169
VAN13,926
Grand Total 631,506

Registrations by Municipality

MunicipalityTotalMunicipalityTotal
BREAK O'DAY 9,728BRIGHTON 19,137
BURNIE 22,482CENTRAL COAST 28,887
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS 3,783CIRCULAR HEAD 11,089
CLARENCE 61,903DERWENT VALLEY 12,129
DEVONPORT 30,594DORSET11,168
FLINDERS 1,911GEORGE TOWN 8,610
GLAMORGAN/SPRING BAY 7,539GLENORCHY 49,465
HOBART 54,818HUON VALLEY 22,492
KENTISH 8,724KING ISLAND 2,489
KINGBOROUGH40,800LATROBE 15,466
LAUNCESTON 77,874MEANDER VALLEY 26,495
NORTHERN MIDLANDS 21,397SORELL19,313
SOUTHERN MIDLANDS 9,619TASMAN 4,141
Unknown/Interstate 8WARATAH/WYNYARD 17,817
WEST COAST5,028WEST TAMAR 26,600
Grand Total 631,506  

Current Registrations by Premium Class

Premium ClassTotal
1 Motor Car 323,806
2 Light Goods Vehicle 115,275
3 Heavy Goods Vehicle 11,989
4 Medium Motorcycle 1,737
5 Large Motorcycle 10,555
6 Taxi or Luxury Hire Car 601
7 Large Passenger Vehicle 1,373
8 Hire and Drive Vehicle 8,115
9 Caravan, Horse Float, Plant and Machinery (Non Self-Propelled) 18,091
10 Heavy Trailer 14,716
11 Mobile Crane 147
12 Restricted Registration Vehicles including Farm Motor Cycles 4,134
13 Plant and Machinery (Self-Propelled) 4,914
15 Farm Tractor 6,766
16 Medium Passenger Vehicle 740
17 Small Motorcycle 1,718
18 Off Road and Recreational Vehicles 1,830
20 Medium Large Motorcycle4,731
21 Vintage Motor Vehicle or Street Rod 547
22 Special Interest Vehicles 6,571
23 Ride-Sourcing Vehicle 963
0 (No premium) 92,187
Grand Total excluding "0 (No premium)" 539,319
Grand Total 631,506