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How Much Does a Truck Licence Cost in Sydney NSW?

Alright, so you're thinking of getting a truck licence but there is one thing you need to know, how much will it cost?

Well, there are a few variables, the first being which class of licence you are wanting to upgrade to. The options are Light Rigid (LR), Medium Rigid (MR), Heavy Rigid (HR), Heavy Combination (HC), and Multi-Combination (MC).

The second variable is, which type or gearbox do I want to learn in, automatic/synchromesh or constant mesh (RoadRanger)? To find out more about the difference, click here.

RoadRanger Gear Stick

The combination of these two variables will greatly impact how expensive a licence course will be. The main reasons are as follows:

  1. Larger Vehicles Cost More I'm sure it would be no surprise if I told you that a large 4WD costs more to run than a small hatchback, and there is no difference between small trucks and large trucks. A light rigid truck, the smallest class of heavy vehicles, costs less to run than a multi-combination truck because it uses less fuel, there are less tyres to replace and registration is less expensive. Essentially the higher the overheads, the higher the costs.

  2. Gearboxes Matter When it comes to training a student to drive a heavy vehicle, the gearbox they choose to do their training with makes a difference. This is because usually, teaching a student to drive a vehicle fitted with a RoadRanger gearbox takes more time then teaching a student to drive a vehicle fitted with an automatic/synchromesh gearbox. Not only that, it also requires really knowledgable instructors who not only know how to drive a RoadRanger, but know how to clearly articulate the processes a student must use to drive a RoadRanger efficiently.

  3. You Get What You Pay For As with many things in life, you get what you pay for, and it's no different when it comes to choosing a training provider for getting your truck licence. It's important to do your research, check reviews, and speak with the provider to get a feel for who they are. Driving a heavy vehicle is a serious responsibility, don't be caught out choosing the cheapest course you can find, only to then feel like your training has let you down when you are out on the road!

Based on the above factors, below is what we believe a quality truck licence course will cost in Sydney, NSW:

  • LR Auto/Synchro: $700 +

  • MR Auto/Synchro: $850 +

  • HR Auto/Synchro: $1000 +

  • HR RoadRanger: $1200 +

  • HC Auto/Synchro: $1100 +

  • HC RoadRanger: $1500 +

  • MC Auto/Synchro: $2000+

  • MC RoadRanger: $2000+

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