Licences


LICENCE DESCRIPTION

 

C-Class Licence (Car)

A motor vehicle with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) not greater than 4.5 tonnes and constructed or equipped to seat no more than 12 adults (including the driver).

If you are authorised to drive C (Car-Unrestricted) class vehicles you may drive any:

  • Motor vehicle, other than a motor cycle or motor carrier, that has a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of 4.5 tonnes or less.
  • Motor vehicle, other than a motor cycle or motor carrier, equipped to seat not more than 12 adults (including the driver).
  • Moped.

 

LR Licence (Light Rigid)

A motor vehicle with a gross vehicle mass over 4.5 tonnes to a maximum of 8 tonnes (no axle limit) or which carries more than 12 passengers (including the driver) to a maximum of 8 tonnes.

If you are authorised to drive LR class vehicles you may drive any:

  • Motor vehicle, other than a motor cycle or motor carrier, with a GVM exceeding 4.5 tonnes but not exceeding 8 tonnes.
  • Motor vehicle, other than a motor cycle or motor carrier, not exceeding 4.5 tonnes that is equipped to seat more than 12 adult (including the driver).
  • C (car) class motor vehicle.
  • Moped.

 

MR Licence (Medium Rigid)

A motor vehicle that has 2 axles and a gross vehicle mass greater than 8 tonnes.

If you are authorised to drive MR class vehicles you may drive any:

  • Motor vehicle, other than a motor cycle or motor carrier, that has 2 axles and a GVM exceeding 8 tonnes
    R (Light Rigid) class vehicle.
  • C (car) class vehicle.
  • Moped.
  • An MR class motor vehicle may be used to tow one trailer (not a semi-trailer) that has a GVM not exceeding 9 tonnes, and no other trailer.

 

MC Licence (Multi Combination)

Any heavy combination unit towing one or more trailers, each having a gross vehicle mass greater than 9 tonnes.

If you are authorised to drive MC class vehicles you may drive any:

  • Heavy combination unit towing one or more additional trailers with a GVM exceeding 9 tonnes.
  • HC (Heavy Combination) class vehicle.
  • HR (Heavy Rigid) class vehicle.
  • MR (Medium Rigid) class vehicle.
  • LR (Light Rigid) class vehicle.
  • C (car) class vehicle.
  • Moped.

 

HR Licence (Heavy Rigid)

A motor vehicle that has 3 or more axles and a gross vehicle mass greater than 8 tonnes.

If you are authorised to drive HR class vehicles you may drive any:

  • Motor vehicle, other than a motor cycle or motor carrier, that has at least 3 axles and a GVM exceeding 8 tonnes.
  • MR (Medium Rigid) class vehicle.
  • LR (Light Rigid) class vehicle.
  • C (car) class vehicle.
  • Moped.
  • A HR class motor vehicle may be used to tow one trailer (not a semi-trailer) that has a GVM not exceeding 9 tonnes, and no other trailer.

 

HC Licence (Heavy Combination)

A prime mover to which is attached a single semi-trailer plus any unladen converter dolly, or rigid motor vehicle attached to a trailer that has a gross vehicle mass greater than 9 tonnes plus any unladen converter dolly.

If you are authorised to drive HC class vehicles you may drive any:

  • Motor vehicle, other than a motor cycle or motor carrier, that is attached to a semi-trailer or trailer that has a GVM exceeding 9 tonnes:
  • HR (Heavy Rigid) class vehicle.
  • MR (Medium Rigid) class vehicle.
  • LR (Light Rigid) class vehicle.
  • C (car) class vehicle.
  • Moped.
  • A HC class motor vehicle may be used to tow one, but no more than one, trailer in addition to the trailer or semi-trailer if the additional trailer has a GVM not exceeding 9 tonnes or is an unladen converter dolly or low loader dolly.