You will require this licence if you intend to drive a motor vehicle on a public road. It is illegal to drive on a public road in the Australian Capital Territory without a current driver's licence. Your licence will authorise you to drive a particular class of vehicle. Licences are available in the following classes:
- Motorcycle (including mopeds / scooters);
- Light rigid;
- Medium rigid;
- Heavy rigid;
- Heavy combination; and
New licensees will start with a learner's licence which must be held for a minimum of 6 months. The learner will then progress to a provisional licence which after being held for 3 years will transfer to a full licence. Licence conditions vary between licence types. You will require a public vehicle licence if you intend to drive a public vehicle for hire or reward.
If you hold a licence from another Australian jurisdiction (other than a learner), you can transfer this licence to the ACT at no cost. Learner licence holders are required to pass a Road Ready course and pass a knowledge test before being issued with an ACT learner licence.
If you hold a licence from another country, you may be able to obtain an ACT equivalent licence.
Please consult the Contact officer for more information.