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LR

Light Rigid (LR class) is the lowest ranking class of the five categories of a heavy vehicles licence. Heavy vehicles include all motor vehicles over 4.5 tonnes. LR class generally pertains to any motor vehicle that has a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) between 4.5 and 8 tonnes and/or that can carry more than 12 people including the driver. This vehicle assessment, however, may vary based on the state.

LR class licence allows you to drive most motor vehicles or combinations with a GVM below 8 tonnes (not motorcycles). This licence is generally required for tour guides, airport shuttles, and school buses.

Heavy vehicle licencing is administered by state and territory road authorities and thus licence eligibility requirements per state often vary.

Requires Car (class C) licence held for a minimum of 12  months

Requires Car (class C) licence held for at least 12 months, LR knowledge test, eyesight test, and either completion of Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) or driving test

Requires either Car (class C) licence, driving lessons from a driver with a current LR or higher licence, completion of various heavy vehicle tests and assessments

Requires Car (class C) licence held for at least 12 months

Requires Car (class C) licence held for at least 12 months and completion of Heavy Vehicle CBT&A course

Requires minimum age of 19 years, Car (class C) licence held for at least 12 months, rigid road rules knowledge test, and completion of National Competency Test

Requires Car (C class) licence held for a minimum of 12 months

Requires Car (C class) licence held for a minimum of 12 months

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