Medium Rigid

A Medium Rigid (MR) licence is a great starting point for young drivers wanting a start in the transport industry. Typically it is required for smaller-end local delivery jobs and larger recreational activities such as driving motor homes or horse trailers. 

How long do I have to have my licence for before I can obtain an MR Licence? 

In QLD an applicant must have held their car licence for 12 months; this means that you can be on your Green Ps (P2) licence and go for your MR licence.

Does this have to be consecutive? 

No, it doesn't have to be consecutive, however it must be all within a 5 year period. It can be either continuous or made up of different individual lengths of time (excluding any time that your licence was suspended, surrendered, cancelled or expired).

Licence Conditions

The 'condition' on your licence refers to the type of transmission or gearbox you are allowed to drive of that vehicle class. There are three types of conditions for MR:  

A Condition - Restricts you to only driving a motor vehicle with an automatic transmission. 

B Condition - Restricts you to only driving a motor vehicle with a synchromesh gearbox.

No Condition - You may drive all types of MR vehicles including, automatic transmission, synchromesh and non-synchromesh (constant mesh / crashbox / Roadranger etc.).

MR Licence Conditions Available at AHVDT 
Not all training schools will be able to offer all three types of transmission or gearbox due to the high cost involved with maintenance and vehicle ownership. 

At AHVDT our MR vehicle has a synchromesh gearbox which means we can only offer the following:    

  • MR B Condition

Training Sessions 

The average training for an MR is 1-2, two hour lessons, depending on driving skills and experience. We offer 2 hour training sessions as this allows more time for the trainee to familiarise themselves with the truck and driving conditions prior to their test.


What can I drive?

What can I drive?

  • A bus
  • A truck including a prime mover
  • Mobile crane
How many axles?

2 axles (1 steering axle and 1 drive axle)

How large is the vehicle?

Has a GVM greater than 8t

Can I tow a trailer?

You may tow a trailer with a maximum weight of 9t GVM


An open or provisional car licence for a minimum period of 12 months, excluding any time that your licence was suspended, surrendered, cancelled or expired.

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