Getting a Truck Licence in NSW

The information below outlines the steps you need to take to get your NSW truck licence. If you want to talk about your situation call us on 0433 672 419

Step 1 - Work Out Which Licence Is Best

Work out which NSW Truck Licence will suit you

Work out which truck or bus licence class you need. Click here to see the different classes and which one is the right one for you. LR, MR, HR, HC, MC

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LR - Light Rigid

LR Class Licence will allow you to drive any rigid vehicle under 8 tonne GVM truck or bus. To find out what the GVM of the vehicle you need to drive is, it is printed on the rego label. If the vehicle has no rego label then you will need to go to the rego checker on the RMS website to see the GVM there. Find the Rego Checker below.

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HC - Heavy Combination

HC Class Licence will allow you to drive any articulated vehicle with 3 or more axles. Also included are heavy rigid trailer combinations as well as unladen dolly with 3 or more axles. Towed trailers in this class can have GVM more than 9 tonnes.

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MR – Medium Rigid

MR Class Licence will allow you to drive any rigid vehicle more than 8 tonnes and 2 axles GVM truck or bus. In this class, any towed trailer cannot be more than 9 tonnes in weight.

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MC - Multi Combination

MC Class Licence will allow you to drive B-doubles, prime movers, road trains and low loader trailer combinations.

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HR - Heavy Rigid

HR Class Licence will allow you to drive any rigid vehicle with a GVM more than 8 tonne, and 3 or more axles. This includes both trucks, buses and bendy buses (these are treated as rigid vehicles). Towed trailers in this class cannot be more 9 tonnes GVM.

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Step 2 - Take The Knowledge Test

Practice, prepare and take the DKT

Each bus, truck licence class has a different DKT. Click here to access practice material and how to take the test. LR, MR, HR, HC, MC.

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LR - Light Rigid

To successfully get your LR licence, there are a few requirements.

  1. Held a C class (car) licence or equivalent for 1 year or more. Time spent on a P1 licence will count towards this, but you cannot drive an Light Rigid vehicle or get an LR licence until you have a P2 or full C licence. Note a learner licence doesn't count as a C licence.
  2. Have passed the driver knowledge test.
  3. Pass an eyesight test
  4. Successfully complete HVCBA, or pass a Roads and Maritime driving test.

The knowledge test consists of 2 parts. In part 1, you will be asked 15 general questions and have to get at least 12 correct. You'll then be asked 30 road safety questions and need to get at least 29 correct. You should refer to the Heavy Vehicle Diver Handbook for content you will be tested on. Practice questions will also help you prepare.

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HC - Heavy Combination

The Heavy Combination Licence requires you to first have a MR or HR licence.

  1. Held a MR or HR class licence or equivalent for 1 year or more. Time spent on a P2 MR or HR licence will count towards this, but you cannot practice driving an HC vehicle or get an HC licence until you have a full MR or HR licence.
  2. Have passed the HC driver knowledge test.
  3. Pass an eyesight test
  4. Successfully complete HVCBA, or pass a Roads and Maritime driving test.

The knowledge test consists of 2 parts. You will be asked 15 general questions and have to get at least 12 correct. You'll then be asked 30 road safety questions and need to get at least 29 correct. You should refer to the Heavy Vehicle Diver Handbook for content you will be tested on. Practice questions will also help you prepare.

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MR - Medium Rigid

To successfully get your MR licence, you have to first meet these requirements.

  1. Held a C class (car) licence or equivalent for 1 year or more. Time spent on a P1 licence will count towards this, but you cannot drive an MR vehicle or get an MR licence until you have a P2 or full C licence. Note a learner licence doesn't count as a C licence.
  2. Have passed the MR driver knowledge test.
  3. Pass an eyesight test
  4. Successfully complete HVCBA, or pass a Roads and Maritime driving test.

The knowledge test consists of 2 parts. You will be asked 15 general questions and have to get at least 12 correct. You'll then be asked 30 road safety questions and need to get at least 29 correct. You should refer to the Heavy Vehicle Diver Handbook for content you will be tested on. Practice questions will also help you prepare.

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MC - Multi Combination

The Multi Combination Licence has the most requirements of all classes. You must have:

  1. Held a HR or HC class licence or equivalent for 1 year or more. Time spent on a P2 HR licence will count towards this, but you cannot practice driving a MC vehicle or get a MC licence until you have a full HR or HC licence.
  2. Have passed the HC driver knowledge test.
  3. Pass an eyesight test
  4. Successfully complete HVCBA, or pass a Roads and Maritime driving test.
  5. Successfully pass a medical examination.

The knowledge test consists of 2 parts. You will be asked 15 general questions and have to get at least 12 correct. You'll then be asked 30 road safety questions and need to get at least 29 correct. You should refer to the Heavy Vehicle Diver Handbook for content you will be tested on. Practice questions will also help you prepare.

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HR - Heavy Rigid

To successfully get your HR licence, it's similar to other classes of rigid vehicle licences.

  1. Held a C class (car) licence or equivalent for 1 year or more. Time spent on a P1 licence will count towards this, but you cannot drive an MR vehicle or get an MR licence until you have a P2 or full C licence. Note a learner licence doesn't count as a C licence.
  2. Have passed the MR driver knowledge test.
  3. Pass an eyesight test
  4. Successfully complete HVCBA, or pass a Roads and Maritime driving test.

The knowledge test consists of 2 parts. You will be asked 15 general questions and have to get at least 12 correct. You'll then be asked 30 road safety questions and need to get at least 29 correct. You should refer to the Heavy Vehicle Diver Handbook for content you will be tested on. Practice questions will also help you prepare.

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Ready to take the test?

To take the knowledge test, you’ll need to make a booking and pay the test fee. You can book online, by phoning 13 22 13, or in person at any service centre of choice. Remember to also fill out an application form to take with you to the test.

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Step 3 - Complete the Heavy Vehicle Driving Test

Take the final HVCBA to get your licence

The most common method to get a heavy vehicle licence is to complete a Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) with an accredited Registered Training Organisation (which we are!).

This assessment provides the flexibility for you to choose your own trainer. You can also learn, and be assessed, in a vehicle of your choice, and arrange your own appointment times with your trainer.

HVCBA might not be available in all areas of NSW. In these areas, you will have to take a heavy vehicle driving test with a Roads and Maritime testing officer.

Book a test with us today!

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