You need a full class 2, 3, 4 or 5 licence to drive heavy vehicles on your own.
Class 2 – medium rigid vehicles
Class 3 – medium combination vehicles
Class 4 – heavy rigid vehicles
Class 5 – heavy combination vehicles.
To apply for a full licence you must either:
To get your full licence, you must apply at a driver licensing agent.
You will need to:
fill out an application form (DL1) [PDF, 228 KB]
present evidence of your identity
prove your eyesight meets the required standard
let the agent take your photo and a signature
provide a medical certificate if required
You can then either:
present your present your approved course certificate, or
book and pass the full practical driving test.
You can book the test online or over the phone before you go into the agent. If you do it this way, you will need to go the driver licensing agent 30 minutes before your test to lodge your application.
The full licence practical test is a 30-minute test with a testing officer, who will observe your driving and assess whether it is good enough to progress to the next level of driver licence.
You need to wait six months before you can move onto the next class of driver licence, or at least three months if you are 25 or over.