Heavy Rigid (HR)

With this licence you may drive any rigid vehicle with three or more axles, including bus or truck, greater than 8 tonnes GVM. Heavy Rigid licence holders may tow a single trailer (other than a semi trailer) that has a GVM not greater than 9 tonnes.

Who can get this licence?
To apply for this category you must have held an Australian car driver licence for at least 24 months.

Drivers complete both a theoretical and practical training component, followed by a multiple choice knowledge test and practical test to assess driving and load restraint.  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 take the licence test or Final Competency Assessment (FCA).

Training and assessment usually occurs over two days.

Total cost including training and licence test : $1150.00