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Driver Licence - TAS - Tasmania


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 training 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


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:

  • be over 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.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fees will change depending on your circumstances. Please contact the agency for more information.


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) 2021 Tasmania

Application process


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

Approval time

1 business day

Administering agency

Department of State Growth


Contact details

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

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