Driver Licence - TAS - Tasmania

Description

You will need this licence if you intend to drive a vehicle on public roads. There are different classes of motor vehicle licence which relate to differing sizes and carrying capacities of vehicles. Special skills and experience are needed to handle the different types of vehicles.

Licence conditions may apply and these will be shown on the licence. A customer can only move to the next class if they have attained the relevant age, the necessary driving experience and undertaken a practical driving test. Classes of licences available include:

  • car
  • motor cycle
  • light, medium or heavy rigid
  • heavy combination
  • multi-combination.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a licence you must:

  • have attained the prescribed age (car and motorcycle - 17, light and medium rigid - 19, heavy rigid - 20, and heavy and multiple combination - 21)
  • have the relevant driving experience for your class of licence
  • complete a Medical Fitness to Drive Assessment and be assessed by a medical practitioner (for a Heavy Vehicle licence only)
  • undertake any required theoretical and practical examinations.

The specific requirements for each class of licence depend on your circumstances.

Duration

Up to five years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply Other, Sole Trader Driver Licence Application - PDF (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Tasmanian Road Rules Booklet - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Vehicle and Traffic (Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration) Regulations 2010 Tasmania

Application process

Apply

Please consult the Agency and their website for extensive details on the application process for each class of driver's licence.

Additional information

Your licence will also be subject to any conditions placed on it, such as you may need to wear visual aids or drive an automatic vehicle only.

Administering agency

Department of State Growth

Transport

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Driver Licensing

Transport

Department of State Growth

Tasmania
Operating address: 4 Salamanca Place
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 536
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 1300 135 513
Email: dlu@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
Website: Driver Licensing (Opens in new window)

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries

Service Tasmania

Department of Premier and Cabinet

Tasmania
Phone: 1300 135 513
Email: sthelp@dpac.tas.gov.au
Website: Service Tasmania (Opens in new window)