Medium Rigid Licence | MR Licence

"We at Macquarie Truck Driving School in NSW can help you upgrade to a class MR drivers licence. We have a 1 day course available for class MR licence in NSW. We pride ourselves on being the driver training professionals."


MR Licence NSW – Medium Rigid

Medium Rigid - Class MR Licence NSW vehicles include:

  • Trucks and buses with a GVM more than eight tonnes and two axles
  • Any towed trailer must not weigh more than nine tonnes GVM.

Am I Eligible to apply for a MR licence?

To apply for a Medium Rigid licence / MR truck licence in NSW, you must:

  • Have held a class C licence, (except a learner licence) or equivalent for one year or more. Any time you've spent on a P1 licence counts, but you can't practice to drive an MR vehicle, or upgrade to an MR licence until you hold a P2 or full class C licence
  • Pass the MR knowledge test
  • Pass an eyesight test
  • Successfully complete HVCBA, or pass a Roads and Maritime driving test.

Which MR Licence is right for me?

MACQUARIE DRIVING SCHOOL in Sydney can help you obtain your class MR licence in NSW. Medium Rigid truck licence training is available to be booked at anytime to suit your needs and courses can be structured to suit individual needs. If you are looking to obtain a class MR licence Contact Us

Medium Rigid licence is one of the most commonly used licence upgrades. It covers a variety of trucks and buses. The vehicles we use for our class MR licence courses are fitted with a syncromesh manual gearbox which works the same as a normal manual car. Completing the course in this vehicle will give you a class MR licence which will allow you to drive automatic and syncromesh manual vehicles. There will be a "condition B" on the licence which means you will not be able to drive Class MR vehicles with a Roadranger/Crash gearbox (double clutching), this will not be a disadvantage as it is extremely rare to find a MR vehicle with a Roadranger/Crash gearbox, these gearboxes are normally found in higher class vehicles such as HR, HC and MC as the vast majority of class MR vehicles have automatic and syncromesh manual gearboxes.

The upgrade process is relatively easy mainly because of the gearbox configuration. We can offer a one day course for this class of licence for people who have experience in driving a manual car. Additional training can be provided for people with differing experience levels.


We understand that every person has different experience levels and require different pace and techniques therefore we cater our courses to suit your needs.


Designed for drivers to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude to obtain Medium 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

FCA - Final competency assessment (FCA)

ASSESSMENT: Drivers are trained and assessed against the RMS requirements for Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) as well as the requirements specified in the TLI10 Transport and Logistics Training Package by accredited assessors. First of all the Training Course must be completed which consists of the 13 criteria listed above. You will be trained and assessed on these criteria, when you are up to standard they 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 the appropriate class MR licence.