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Test vehicle requirements

You must bring a safe, suitable vehicle to use for your practical driving test. You will only be allowed to take your test if:

  • your vehicle is currently registered (registration number required)
  • your vehicle is roadworthy
  • you have correctly displayed L-plates on your vehicle
  • you have obtained the registered operator's permission for the vehicle to be used in the test
  • your vehicle meets the requirements for the licence class you are applying for.
Vehicle requirements
Licence class Vehicle requirements
RE A learner approved motorcycle

You cannot take a test on a moped, conditionally registered motorcycle, a motorcycle with a sidecar attached or a motortrike

R A motorcycle that is not on the learner approved motorcycle list

You cannot take a test on a conditionally registered motorcycle, a motorcycle with a sidecar attached or a motortrike
C A vehicle that weighs a maximum of 4.5t GVM, built or fitted to carry no more than 12 adults, including the driver

You cannot take the test on a motorcycle or moped
LR A bus or truck that weighs between 4.5t GVM and 8t You cannot take the test in either:
  • a vehicle that is less than or equal to 4.5t GVM that is built or fitted to seat more than 12 adults (including the driver)
    or
  • a bobtail prime mover
MR A bus or truck with a maximum of 2 axles that weighs more than 8t

If the vehicle weighs more than 12t, you must bring at least 3 portable warning triangles

You can not take the test in a bobtail prime mover
HR A bus or truck with 3 or more axles that weighs more than 15t

You must bring at least 3 portable warning triangles You cannot take the test in a bobtail prime mover

Additional requirements for a rigid truck are:
  • Body and turntable mounting meets modification codes J1 and P2 and approved by an authorised officer
  • Body must be at least 2.4m wide
  • Body construction must allow loading of 75% of vehicle’s RGVM
  • Vehicle must have a suitable load restraint system (i.e. tie down points, coaming rails, rope rails)
  • Turntable may be attached or protruding through a hole in the body floor provided a test load could be restrained
  • Body construction and turntable positioning must comply with Australian Standard 2174.1994
Note: Modified prime movers capable of carrying a load may be used as a test vehicle when fitted with the body and certified by an authorised person

A truck to be used for a HR test may be fitted with a lift axle. The vehicle is required to comply with the Australian Design Rule (ADR) in that the vehicle must be ADR compliant when it has 3 axles on the ground.
HC Option 1: A prime mover that weighs more than 15t GVM with at least 3 axles, towing a semitrailer with at least 2 axles.

Option 2:
A truck that weighs more than 15t GVM with at least 3 axles, towing a trailer weighing more than 9t GVM with at least 2 axles You must bring at least 3 portable warning triangles


 

Last updated
8 February 2017

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