Heavy Combination - HC

HC Truck

HC - Heavy Combination

  • Articulated vehicles with three or more axles.
  • Heavy rigid vehicle trailer combinations including unladen dolly, with three or more axles.
  • Any towed trailer with a GVM of more than 9 tonnes.

Tenure Requirements

  • Have held an MR or HR licence for at least one year. Any time you've spent on a P2 MR or HR licence counts, but you can't practice to drive a HC vehicle, or upgrade to a HC licence until you hold a full class MR or HR licence.

To apply for a HC licence, you must:

  • Pass the Combination Knowledge Test.
  • Pass an eyesight test.
  • Successfully complete Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA).

Gearbox Types

At Central West Driver Training we have Automatic Synchromesh and Road Ranger gearboxes.

  • If the assessment is completed in an Auto or Synchromesh gearbox a “B” condition will be endorsed on your licence. This will not allow you to drive a non Synchro/Road Ranger gearbox.
  • If the assessment is completed in a non Synchromesh/Road Ranger gearbox a condition will not be endorsed on the licence and therefore you can drive any gearbox configuration.
  • If a person holds an unconditional MR or HR licence and is upgrading to a HC, the assessment can be completed in the Auto/Synchro gearbox vehicle and no “B Condition” will be endorsed on the HC licence.

RMS Costs

  • RMS Road Users Handbook: $13 or PDF online 
  • RMS Heavy Vehicle Handbook: $13 or PDF online 
  • Driver Knowledge Test: $49
  • Heavy Vehicle CBA Log Book: $29
  • Licence Upgrade Fee: $28



- HC, MC Class Licence


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