Motor Vehicle Driver's Licence - Tasmania


You will require 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 required 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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

In order 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)
  • possess the required driving experience
  • pay the prescribed fees
  • complete a Medical Fitness to Drive Assessment and be assessed by a medical practitioner (for a Heavy Vehicle licence only)
  • supply the required identification documents
  • undertake any required examinations (theoretical and practical).

Please note that the specific requirements for each class of licence vary. Your licence will also be subject to any conditions placed on it (for example, you may be required to wear visual aids or drive an automatic vehicle only).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to 5 years.


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.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Driver Licence Application - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999 TAS

Regulation(s) name

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

Application process


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

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.

Driver Licensing


Department of State Growth

Operating address: 4 Salamanca Place
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 536
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 1300 135 513
Website: Driver Licensing (Opens in new window)