You can apply to upgrade your driver licence to a heavy vehicle multi-combination (MC) licence after you've held either an HR or an HC licence for a period of at least one year.

Before you apply, you'll need to collect a medical report form from a service centre and have it completed by your doctor, pass the knowledge and eyesight tests at a service centre, and complete the heavy vehicle competency based assessment (HVCBA) with an accredited registered training organisation.

What you need

  • your proof of identity
  • a completed medical report (taken to a doctor for completion prior to the knowledge test)
  • a completed and endorsed HVCBA logbook
  • the PDF form – 'Licence Application'.

Note: If you held an overseas licence and have only recently acquired a NSW licence, you'll also need:

  • your overseas licence/confirmation letter to verify that you have held the lower grade licence for the required period of time.

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the Licence Application – PDF.
  2. Make sure you have all the required documentation.
  3. Visit a service centre and submit your application.

More information

  • If you hold an HR licence, you’ll need to pass an HC assessment before you can start MC training.
  • When you apply for or renew a licence card or Photo Card at a service centre, it will be posted to you at no extra cost. Cards usually arrive within 10 working days.
  • If you haven’t received your card through the mail within 10 working days, please call us on 13 77 88.
  • Renewal notices are mailed generally within 6 weeks of the card's expiry date.
  • For driver licence renewals or applications a receipt is provided which allows people to drive until the card arrives in the mail. The receipt is valid for 30 days.
  • Before taking a Heavy Vehicle Driver Knowledge Test, read the Heavy Vehicle Driver Handbook, together with the Road User Handbook and the Load Restraint Guide.

Payment methods

You can review transaction payment options on our payment methods page.

Last updated: 6 November 2023