Passenger transport driver authorisation
To operate a vehicle providing a public passenger service the driver must have current driver authorisation for the type of service being provided.
The purpose of driver authorisation is to ensure the driver of a public passenger vehicle is a suitable person to drive the vehicle, having regard to:
- the safety of children and other vulnerable members of the community
- the personal safety of the public, passengers, and their property
- the act of driving and capability to safely operate the vehicle
- the reputation of public passenger transport
- conducting themselves responsibly with passengers and the public
- being aware of their customer service responsibilities
- being held accountable for complying with appropriate standards.
To obtain a driver authorisation, an applicant must meet certain requirements specified in the passenger transport legislation.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads provides information bulletins about each category of driver authorisation. The information bulletins explain the requirements that applicants must meet in order to obtain driver authorisation.
For further information concerning driver authorisations, please click on the links below or contact your nearest passenger transport office.
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