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Key info

  • Before you apply for a learner heavy vehicle licence, you must complete a knowledge test at a service centre.
  • You need to study the Tasmanian road rules for your test. You can download the Tasmanian road rules book (PDF, 4.4MB) free or buy it at a service centre.
  • See the heavy vehicle handbook (PDF, 2.1MB) to find out what type of vehicles you can drive or to study for your heavy vehicle test.
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    About completing a learner heavy vehicle licence knowledge test

    This test must be completed at a service centre. Service centre staff will check you are eligible to take the test.

    You need to complete a heavy vehicle licence knowledge test for the following licences:

    • light or medium rigid
    • heavy rigid
    • heavy combination
    • multi-combination.

    Once you pass the test, you will be given a certificate that is needed to book a heavy vehicle driving assessment to upgrade your licence. Before you book an assessment, you may also need to apply for a heavy vehicle learner licence.

    How to complete

    What you need to complete

    You must provide your current Tasmanian driver licence.

    Can I complete?

    You can complete a heavy vehicle driver knowledge test for a:

    • light or medium rigid licence if you:
      • are at least 19 years old, and
      • have held an Australian car licence (other than a learner licence) for at least 12 months.
    • heavy rigid licence if you:
      • are at least 20 years old, and
      • have held an Australian car licence (other than a learner) for at least 2 years and a light rigid or medium rigid licence for at least 12 months.
    • heavy combination licence if you:
      • are at least 20 years old, and
      • have held an Australian car licence (other than a learner) for at least 2 years and a medium rigid or heavy rigid licence for at least 12 months.
    • multi-combination licence if you:
      • are at least 21 years old, and
      • have held a heavy rigid or heavy combination licence for at least 12 months.

    The service centre must confirm the time you held your licence if:

    • you held your licence in another state of Australia before transferring to Tasmania, and
    • your Tasmanian licence has been issued for less than the minimum time periods above.

    Proving your identity

    To prove your identity you must show at least:

    • One category A document and 2 category B documents, or
    • Two category A documents and one category B document.

    These documents must:

    • show your current Tasmanian address
    • be the originals (not photocopies or certified copies)
    • be in English or provided with an English translation from an accredited translator.

    • Australian birth certificate (not an extract or commemorative certificate)
    • Australian citizenship papers
    • Australian passport (can be expired up to 2 years)
    • Overseas passport or visa (can be expired up to 2 years if accompanied by a current Australian visa)
    • Australian photo driver licence (can be expired up to 2 years)
    • Australian firearms licence
    • Tasmanian Government personal information card (showing your full name)
    • Department of Home Affairs travel documents or Australian Government issued Immicard
    • Department of Home Affairs certificate of evidence of resident status.

    • Medicare card
    • Bank or credit card, with signature
    • Student identity card with photo, issued by an Australian educational institution
    • Department of Veterans' Affairs or Centrelink - pensioner concession or other current entitlement card issued by the Australian Government
    • Births, Deaths and Marriages change of name/marriage certificate (not a church or celebrant document) or deed poll
    • High risk work licence issued by WorkSafe Tasmania
    • Government issued working with vulnerable people or children card.

    If you have changed your address or name

    If your name or address is incorrect on your licence or any documents you use to prove your identity, you must show proof of:

    • your address, and/or
    • change of name documents.

    To show proof of change of address you must provide one of the following documents:

    • financial institution statement
    • lease or rent agreement
    • council rate notice
    • utility account (electricity, water, sewerage, telephone, gas)
    • land tax valuation notice
    • Australian Taxation Office assessment (current or last financial year)
    • certificate of title.

    To show proof of change of name you must provide one of the following documents:

    • adoption paper issued by court
    • divorce paper issued by court, showing your original name
    • change of name registration issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages or deed poll
    • guardianship order
    • marriage certificate issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages (not a church or celebrant issued document).

    Body corporate (a company or an incorporated association)

    At least one of the documents from the section below must be provided. Additional documents may also be required to prove the current:

    • residential address
    • garage address
    • change of name of the body corporate.

    • Certificate of registration with an Australian Company Number (ACN)
    • Certificate of registration of change of name with an ACN
    • Extract of company with ACN
    • Certificate of registration of foreign company with Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN)
    • Certificate of incorporation
    • Written authorisation on letterhead by the issuing authority, stating the Act under which it was established.

    • Certificate of registration of change of name with an ACN
    • Written authorisation on letterhead by the issuing authority, stating the Act under which established.

    If you cannot provide the required identity documents, please contact us on 1300 135 513.

    How much it costs

    There is no cost associated with this service.

    Payment options

    There is no payment required for this service.

    More Information

    • You can only take the test once per day. If you fail the test, you can take it again the following day.
    • Once you pass the test you must go back to the service centre counter to confirm you have passed.

    Please visit Transport Services for more information on completing a learner heavy vehicle licence knowledge test.