Registration of Heavy Vehicles - Victoria


You are required to register a heavy vehicle before you operate it within Victoria. A heavy vehicle is a truck or bus that is greater than 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass.

The purpose of registration is for identification purposes and to ensure that the heavy vehicle meets necessary safety and environmental standards. Registration is required for each vehicle being operated. Matters relating to the licensing of heavy vehicle drivers are administered by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To get a Heavy Vehicle Licence, you will need to:

  • hold a current Victorian car licence
  • hold or have held an Australian car licence for the minimum time or a lower heavy vehicle category for the required minimum time
  • pass an eyesight test
  • pass a heavy vehicle knowledge test
  • pass an on-road heavy vehicle driving assessment
  • pass an off-road heavy vehicle skills assessment
  • complete a formal training course (heavy combination and multi-combination applicants only)
  • meet national medical standards for private and commercial vehicle drivers
  • pay the licence variation fee.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees will vary depending on the type of heavy vehicle. Please consult the responsible agency for more information.


Act(s) name

Road Safety Act 1986 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2021 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Planning


Contact details

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