Heavy Combination (HC)


With this licence you may drive a prime mover or single semi trailer exceeding 9 tonne, or rigid vehicle plus trailer greater than 9 tonnes GVM. A Mass and Dimension permit may also be required. Check with VicRoads by calling 13 11 71.

Who can get this licence?
To apply for this category you must have held an Australian car driver licence for at least 24 months, including Medium Rigid or Heavy Rigid licence for at least 12 months.

Drivers complete both a theoretical and practical training component, followed by a multiple choice knowledge test and practical test to assess driving, load restraint, reversing and coupling/uncoupling.  All drivers need to read The Victorian Bus & Truck Drivers’ Handbook (February 2013 edition), available from VicRoads or JADS Driver Training.

Drivers generally require 7-8 hours of training, prior to being competent to undertake the licence test or Final Competency Assessment (FCA).

Training and assessment usually occurs over two days.

Total Cost including training and licence test : $1250.00

Further information

Click here for specialist information for heavy vehicle owners and operators about fatigue, compliance and permit requirements, route load limits, height clearances as well as industry associations and the Victorian Road Freight Advisory Council.