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MC

Multi Combination (MC class) is the highest ranking class out of the five categories for heavy vehicles licence. Heavy vehicles include all motor vehicles over 4.5 tonnes. MC class pertains to any heavy combination of one or more trailers, each with generally over 9,000 kg in Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) but the vehicle assessment may vary slightly based on the state.

MC class licence allows you to drive all motor vehicles or combinations including all other categories of heavy vehicles, B doubles, and road trains but excluding motorcycles. This licence is generally required for interstate/intrastate driving, linehaul driving, and refrigerated transport.

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

Requires Heavy Rigid (HR class) or Heavy Combination (HC class) licence held for a minimum of 12 months

Requires Heavy Rigid (HR class) or Heavy Combination (HC class)  licence held for at least 12 months, MC knowledge test, eyesight test, and completion of Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA)

Requires Heavy Rigid (HR class) or Heavy Combination (HC class)  licence held for at least 12 months, driving lessons from a driver with a current MC licence, completion of approved training course (since October 2018), and the final competency assessment 

Requires Heavy Rigid (HR class) or Heavy Combination (HC class) licence held for a minimum of 12 months

Requires minimum age of 20 years,  Heavy Rigid (HR class) or Heavy Combination (HC class) licence held for a minimum of 12 months, knowledge test, completion of Heavy Vehicle CBT&A course

Requires minimum age of 21 years,  Heavy Rigid (HR class) or Heavy Combination (HC class) licence held for a minimum of 12 months, combination road rules knowledge test, completion of National Accredited Course and Final Competency Assessment, and medical certificate

Requires Heavy Rigid (HR class) or Heavy Combination (HC class) licence held for a minimum of 12 months, and completion of an approved driver training course as well as other heavy vehicle training courses/assessments

Requires Car (C class) licence held for a minimum of 36 months and Heavy Rigid (HR class) or Heavy Combination (HC class) held for a minimum of 12 months

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