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MR

Medium Rigid (MR class) is the fourth-highest ranking class of the five categories of a heavy vehicles licence. Heavy vehicles include all motor vehicles over 4.5 tonnes. MR class generally pertains to all motor vehicles that have 2 axles and a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) higher than 8 tonnes. This vehicle assessment, however, may vary based on the state.

MR class licence allows you to drive most motor vehicles or combinations except for vehicle combinations that qualify for the higher heavy vehicle licence classes – Multi Combination (MC class), Heavy Combination (HC class), and Heavy Rigid (HR class) – or motorcycles. This licence is generally required for general freight delivery, route bus, and food products transport.

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, MR knowledge test, eyesight test, and either completion of Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) or driving test

Requires either Car (class C) licence or Light Rigid (LR class) licence held for at least 12 months, driving lessons from a driver with a current MR 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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