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"Macquarie Driving School provides LR licence training in NSW. We aim to produce safe and competent drivers."

LR LICENCE NSW - Light Rigid

What is a Class LR - Light Rigid Licence?

Class LR Licence vehicles in NSW include:

  • Any motor vehicle more than 4.5 tonnes GVM but no more than 8 tonnes GVM.
  • Any towed trailer must not weigh more than 9 tonnes GVM.
  • Any vehicle with a GVM of no more than 8 tonnes which carries more than 12 adults including the driver.
  • Also includes vehicles in Class C.

What will a LR Licence allow me to drive?

Light Rigid licence is the next stage up from a car licence. Once this licence class is achieved you will be able to drive a variety of vehicles like trucks up to 8 tonne GVM, 14 seats mini buses, 25 seats mini-buses. Members of the ambulance service also require a LR Licence to drive an ambulance. Some small motor homes will also require a LR licence.

The course is conducted in a mini bus and is relatively easy to achieve with a high success rate. We have a one-day course available for this class of licence.


We understand that every person has different experience levels and can cater our courses to suit your needs.


Designed for drivers to develop necessary skills, knowledge and attitude to obtain a Light Rigid driver's licence

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All students must:-

  • Have held a Class C licence (not including a learner's licence) for a period totalling at least 1 year.
  • Complete Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) knowledge test questions successfully
  • Obtain Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) learner's guidebook and logbook
  • HVCBA guidebook must be read thoroughly before starting training


Criteria 1 - Pre-operational Check

Criteria 2 - Cabin Drills

Criteria 3 - Start, move off, shut down and secure

Criteria 4 - Manage Steering

Criteria 5 - Manages Gears

Criteria 6 - Manages Brakes

Criteria 7 - Manages Accelerator

Criteria 8 - Create & Maintain Crash Avoidance Space

Criteria 9 - Protect Crash Avoidance Space

Criteria 10 - Road Rules and Directions

Criteria 11 - Reversing

Criteria 12 - Hill Stop/Start

Criteria 13 - Load Securing

Criteria 15 - Bus Stop Procedure (If course is conducted in a bus only)

Final competency assessment (FCA):

First, the Training Course must be completed which consists of the criteria listed above. You will be trained and assessed on these criteria, when you are up to standard you will be "signed off". Once the Training course is completed you will be required to sit the Final Competency Assessment, which is a final drive that will be video recorded as an RMS requirement. After the FCA has been completed successfully and the required standard of competency has been achieved you will be issued with a certification which the RMS will then use to issue you LR licence.


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Macquarie Driving School

Macquarie Driving School

Phone: 0410 151 151

Phone: 0410 251 251

7 Harris Street

St Marys

NSW 2760



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