Driver licensing and registration statistics

Quarterly trend in driver licenses by licence class

Data as at31/03/2019 30/06/201930/09/201931/12/201931/03/2020
Total Active Licences 157,221156,588157,347157,671157,634
Learners Car 8,638 8,518 8,573 8,501 8,819
Learners Rider 1,815 1,740 1,705 1,703 1,687
Provisional Car 6,421 6,277 6,356 6,363 6,342
Provisional Rider 654 652 654 611 563
Car 103,280 103,336 104,003 104,490 104,545
Rider 23,773 23,643 23,560 23,491 23,234
Light Rigid 6,486 6,458 6,458 6,429 6,320
Medium Rigid 6,827 6,798 6,820 6,812 6,772
Heavy Rigid 15,452 15,236 15,188 15,222 15,097
Heavy Combination 4,805 4,747 4,740 4,688 4,645
Multi Combination 5,440 5,356 5,349 5,311 5,254

Note: 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 at01/04/201901/07/201901/10/201901/01/202001/04/2020
Total Registered Vehicles 194,372195,189196,481193,377191,897
Motor Vehicles 139,923 140,310 141,145 139,288 138,428
Motor Cycles 5,738 5,851 5,871 5,528 5,435
Trucks 7,327 7,345 7,411 7,271 7,220
Semi-Trailers and Converter Dolly’s 4,102 4,215 4,334 4,074 4,130
Trailers 31,260 31,427 31,648 31,337 30,875
Buses 2,425 2,420 2,431 2,363 2,306
Prime Movers 1,194 1,235 1,280 1,175 1,189
Plant Type Vehicle 2,282 2,261 2,245 2,223 2,199
Plant Trailers 106 109 100 100 100
Cranes 15 16 16 18 15

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