Licences

If you’re looking for a truck or bus licence, check out the list below.

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Light Rigid Licence

A Light Rigid vehicle is any bus or truck greater than 4.5 tonnes GVM but equal to or less than 8 tonnes GVM, or seating 13 or more adults (including the driver). To be eligible for a light rigid licence you must have held a car licence for at least one year.
With a light rigid licence you can drive:

  • Any motor vehicle in class c (normal driving licence).
  • Any motor vehicle with a GVM of 4.5 – 8 tonnes (e.g. vans, trucks, special purpose vehicles, tippers, and buses with a capacity for carrying 13+ seated passengers)
  • Any truck/bus with a GVM of up to 8 tonnes.
  • Any motor vehicle between 4.5 – 8 tonnes towing a single trailer.
  • Any motor vehicle included in 2 or 3 towing a single trailer (subject to the Road Traffic Act 1961’s combination mass limits).

Medium Rigid Licence

A Medium Rigid vehicle is any 2-axle bus or truck greater than 8 tonnes GVM. To be eligible for a medium rigid licence you must have held a car licence for at least one year.

With a medium rigid licence you can drive:

  • Any motor vehicle in class c (normal driving licence) or light rigid classification.
  • Any motor vehicle with two axles and a GVM of more than 8 tonnes (for example, buses, two axle trucks, and tippers).
  • Any motor vehicle with two axles and a GVM of more than 8 tonnes towing a single trailer (other than a semi-trailer) with a GVM not greater than 9 tonnes (subject to the Road Traffic Act 1961’s combination mass limits).
  • Any special purpose vehicle with a GVM not more than 15 tonnes.
  • YOU CAN TOW: Any trailer with a GVM not more than 9000 kg and within the towing vehicle’s GCM. Any farm implement.

Heavy Rigid Licence

A Heavy Rigid vehicle is any bus or truck with 3 or more axles greater than 8 tonnes GVM.
To qualify for a heavy rigid licence you must have held a car licence for at least two years.

With a heavy rigid licence you can drive:

  • Any motor vehicle that you are authorised to drive with a normal, light rigid or medium rigid driving licence.
  • Any motor vehicle with three or more axles and a GVM more than 8 tonnes (for example, trucks, tippers and buses (including articulated buses but not including any other articulated motor vehicle).
  • Any motor vehicle included with three or more axles and a GVM more than 8 tonnes towing a single trailer (other than a semi-trailer) with a GVM not greater than 9 tonnes (subject to the combination mass limits fixed under the Road Traffic Act 1961.
  • YOU CAN TOW: Any trailer with a GVM not exceeding 9000 kg and within the GCM of the towing vehicle. Any farm implement.

Heavy Combination Licence

A Heavy Combination vehicle is a prime mover with a single semi-trailer exceeding 9 tonne, or a rigid vehicle plus trailer greater than 9 tonnes GVM. To qualify for a heavy combination licence you must have held a Medium Rigid or Heavy Rigid classification licence for at least one year.

With a heavy combination licence you can drive:

  • Any motor vehicle that you are authorised to drive with a Heavy Rigid, Medium Rigid or C (normal) driving licence.
  • Any prime mover with an attached single semi-trailer (regardless of whether any unladen converter dolly or low loader dolly is attached or not).
  • Any rigid motor vehicle with an attached single trailer with a GVM greater than 9 tonnes (regardless of whether any unladen converter dolly or low loader dolly is attached or not). (Any combination of truck or trailer –greater than 9 tonnes GVM).

Multi Combination Licence

A Multi Combination vehicle is a Heavy Combination vehicle with one or more additional trailers. To qualify for a multi combination licence you must have held a Heavy Rigid or a Heavy Combination driving licence for at least one year, including a current Heavy Combination Licence.

With a multi combination licence you can drive:

  • Three axle primemover towing a minimum of 2 bogey trailers, with a combined length of at least 22 metres.