Licence Classes


License Classes

Class 1 Licence

Permits an operator to Drive:

  • any motor vehicle or combination of vehicles other than a motorcycle
  • class 6 type vehicles for learning only

The minimum learning or licensing age is 18 years. You may not apply for a Class 1 driver’s licence as a probationary driver.


Class 2 Licence

Permits an operator to Drive:

  • a bus
  • any motor vehicle or combination of vehicles that the holder of a Class 3, 4 or 5 driver’s licence may operate
  • class 1 and 6 type vehicles for learning only.

The minimum learning or licensing age is 18 years. You may not apply for a Class 2 driver’s licence as a probationary driver.


Class 3 Licence

Permits an operator to Drive:
The holder of a Class 3 driver’s licence may operate the following:

  • any motor vehicle or combination of vehicles that the holder of a Class 5 driver’s licence may operate
  • a single motor vehicle with three or more axles
  • a single motor vehicle with three or more axles towing a trailer with one or more axles, if the trailer is not equipped with air brakes
  • class 2 or 4 type vehicles without passengers
  • all motor vehicles under Classes 1, 2 and 6 for learning only

No holder of a Class 3 driver’s licence shall operate a motor vehicle:

  • that has a seating capacity of more than 15, while that vehicle is transporting any person other than the driver
  • to transport passengers for hire

Class 4 Licence

Permits an operator to drive:

  • a taxi, ambulance or bus (including school or kindergarten buses) where seating capacity is not over 24, excluding the operator
  • all motor vehicles included under Class 5
  • all motor vehicles included under Classes 1, 2, 3 and 6, for learning only

The minimum learning or licensing age is 18. Requirements: vision screening, written test, medical report, road test required if operator does not hold a class 1, 2 or 3 licence. Vehicle for road test: any two axle motor vehicle, excluding a motorcycle.


Class 5 Licence

Permits an operator to drive:

  • a two axle single motor vehicle, excluding a motorcycle
  • a two axle motor vehicle towing a trailer with one or more axles, if the trailer is not equipped with airbrakes
  • a recreational vehicle or any combination of a recreational vehicle and a trailer, if the trailer has not more than two axles and is not equipped with airbrakes
  • a moped
  • Classes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 type vehicles, for learning only
  • No holder of a Class 5 operator’s licence shall operate a motor vehicle:
    • that has a seating capacity of more than 15, while that vehicle is transporting any person including the operator
    • to transport for hire

The minimum learning age is 14. The minimum licensing age is 16. Requirements: road test. Vehicle for road test: any two axle motor vehicle excluding a motorcycle.


Class 6 Licence

Permits an operator to drive:

  • a motorcycle or a moped
  • all motor vehicles under Class 5, for learning only

The minimum learning age is 16. Requirements: written and road test. Vehicle for road test: motorcycle without sidecar. The minimum learning age is 16. The minimum licensing age is 16. Requirements: road test. Vehicle for road test: motorcycle.


Class 7 Licence

Permits an operator to drive:

  • a moped
  • a motor vehicle referred to in the Class 5 category, as a learner only
  • a motorcycle, as a learner only, if the operator is at least 16 years of age The minimum learning or licensing age is 14. Requirements: written test and vision screening.