Driver licensing and registration statistics

Quarterly trend in driver licenses by licence class

Data as at30/09/201931/12/201931/03/202030/06/2020 30/09/2020
Total active licences 157,347157,671157,634157995 158576
Learners car 8,573 8,501 8,819 8741 8798
Learners rider 1,705 1,703 1,687 1742 1881
Provisional car 6,356 6,363 6,342 6190 6214
Provisional rider 654 611 563 609 616
Car 104,003 104,490 104,545 105211 105749
Rider 23,560 23,491 23,234 23132 23138
Light rigid 6,458 6,429 6,320 6280 6267
Medium rigid 6,820 6,812 6,772 6772 6738
Heavy rigid 15,188 15,222 15,097 15094 15139
Heavy combination 4,740 4,688 4,645 4589 4556
Multi combination 5,349 5,311 5,254 5252 5242

The total of different licence types and  classes will not equal the total active licences, as some drivers may have more  than one class or type of licence.

Quarterly trend in registered vehicles  by  vehicle type

Data as at01/10/201901/01/202001/04/202001/07/2020 01/10/2020
Total registered vehicles 196,481193,377191,897193026 197364
Motor vehicles 141,145 139,288 138,428 139064 141848
Motor cycles 5,871 5,528 5,435 5764 5984
Trucks 7,411 7,271 7,220 7247 7382
Semi-trailers and converter dolly’s 4,334 4,074 4,130 4111 4298
Trailers 31,648 31,337 30,875 31237 32023
Buses 2,431 2,363 2,306 2132 2235
Prime movers 1,280 1,175 1,189 1218 1311
Plant type vehicle 2,245 2,223 2,199 2137 2172
Plant trailers 100 100 100 101 95
Cranes 16 18 15 15 16

Source: Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics - Motor Vehicle Registry Database.