Get your heavy vehicle licence

Apply for light rigid licence - LR

To apply for a light rigid (LR) licence, you must:

  • hold a current Northern Territory (NT) driver licence
  • have held a class C driver licence for at least one year
  • learn to drive a LR vehicle from a driver who holds the same or higher heavy vehicle (HV) licence.

If you meet this eligibility, follow the steps below.

You must pass one of the following:

You must pass one of the following:

The vehicle you use must:

  • have a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of at least 4.5 tonnes but less than 8 tonnes
  • be loaded to at least 75% of the GVM.

During your assessment, a camera will record the front of your vehicle as well as the inside.

Your examiner must keep this recording for 6 months and MVR may request a copy at any time.

You can apply in person, by email or mail. You must provide one of the following:

  • statement of attainment and final competency assessment form
  • competency test form.

In person

To apply in person, follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to an MVR office with your supporting documents.

Step 2. Pay your licence fee by MasterCard, Visa, cash, cheque or EFTPOS.

By email or mail

To apply by email or mail, you must pay by Visa or MasterCard.

By email

To apply by email, follow these steps:

Step 1. Email your supporting documents to mvr@nt.gov.au.

Step 2. Pay your licence fee over the phone by calling MVR on 1300 654 628.

By mail

To apply by mail, follow these steps:

Step 1. Mail your supporting documents to Motor Vehicle Registry, GPO Box 530
Darwin NT 0801.

Step 2. Pay your licence fee over the phone by calling MVR on 1300 654 628.

After you apply

Once your application has been processed, you will get a receipt as your authority to drive.

You must have this with you when driving until you receive your driver licence card.

It will be mailed to the address shown on your receipt.

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Last updated: 17 November 2022

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