Heavy vehicle testing will resume before light vehicle testing to support the transport and agriculture industries and to keep Queensland moving. Heavy vehicles also allow examiners and applicants to maintain physical distance due to additional space in the vehicle's interior.
As health and safety remains a priority, several measures including mandatory customer screening and vehicle cleaning will be introduced before, during and after each test to protect applicants and examiners.
Heavy vehicle tests will be prioritised for:
For those who previously had a test cancelled, TMR will contact the customer or their driving school with details about rebooking a new test, when bookings are available. To confirm eligibility or book a priority test, other customers are directed to email email@example.com. Test bookings can be made from Tuesday 19 May 2020.
- customers who previously had a test booked which was cancelled when the suspension was announced
- emergency service drivers
- customers who require a heavy vehicle licence for employment purposes (including seasonal agricultural heavy vehicle drivers)
- those with exceptional circumstances.
Employers or employer groups may also contact TMR using this email address for further information about test locations. TMR may be able to make special arrangements to conduct tests at alternative locations in regional areas to support industry.
Customers who wish to be given a priority test for employment reasons must provide confirmation from their employer, such as an email confirming the requirement for the applicant to operate a heavy vehicle.
Customers who do not qualify for a priority driving test should continue to check for updates at www.qld.gov.au/transport/licensing/getting/tests. This page will also be updated with announcements about the recommencement of driving tests for light vehicles.
For more information about these changes visit www.qld.gov.au/transport/licensing/getting/tests