Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Test
Applying for a heavy vehicle licence? First, you need to pass a Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Test.
Prepare for the Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Test
The Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Test is a computer-based test that you must pass to apply for a Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) or a heavy vehicle driving test.
It's similar to the Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) you take when going for your Learner driver licence.
Before attempting the Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Test you need to read the:
All of the information you need for the test can be found in these documents.
You need to answer 45 questions about road rules and road safety related to the heavy vehicle licence class.
Which knowledge test do I take?
You only need to attempt one test. You must attempt the test that is associated with the licence class you're applying for.
There are two different Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Tests:
Heavy vehicle rigid – take this test if you're applying for a Light Rigid (LR), (Medium Rigid) MR or Heavy Rigid (HR) class licence.
Heavy vehicle combination – take this test if you're applying for a Heavy Combination (HC) or Multi Combination (MC) class licence.
Extra support for taking the test
Community languages – the Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Test is available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Korean, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
A free interpreter service is available to people who need to take the test in other languages. Contact Service NSW on 13 77 88 to arrange an interpreter.
If you need additional help because of your circumstances the Driver Licensing Access Program can help you in your journey to getting a licence.
There is also the 'Get licensed, get legal, get work' program, which helps you with the literacy, numeracy and computer skills needed to pass.
Additional needs – if you have trouble reading the questions, our staff can assist by reading the questions and explaining them to you.
An audio version of the test (where you listen to the questions) is also available in multiple languages.
Please call 13 77 88 to make arrangements with a service centre before you book your test.
To help you prepare for the test, you can use our Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Test question banks.
The questions for the Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Tests can be found in these question banks.
What to do on the day of the test
Plan to arrive at the testing centre in good time for your appointment.
What do I bring to my test?
- a completed Licence Application form (PDF 404.42KB)
- proof of identity
- glasses or contacts (if you wear them).
Taking the test
Once you have read through the handbooks and guides, you can book your Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Test.
To book your test you can either:
- book online
- visit a service centre and pay the test fee.
If you fail the Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Test
Depending on availability, you may be able to re-sit the test on the same day, or you can book to sit it another time.
You'll need to pay a test fee each time you attempt the test.