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Booked hire service licence and booking entity authorisation comparison table

To help you determine whether you need a booked hire service licence (BHSL) and or a booking entity authorisation (BEA), please refer to the following table.  

What it is

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A BHSL is a licence that is required if you provide booked hire services to a customer in a licensed vehicle other than a taxi or limousine. The purpose of the licence is to ensure that vehicles providing booked hire services are suitable and safe.

Example: David is a driver and receives bookings from authorised booking entity. David then provides a service to his customers, driving them from point A to B for a fare. His vehicle must therefore have a BHSL. 

Note: David must also hold a driver authorisation

A BEA is an authorisation that is required if you arrange bookings for customers in a licensed ride-booking, taxi or limousine vehicle. The authorisation ensures that booked hire services are provided safely by suitable industry participants.

Example: Bookings R Us is a business that receives bookings from customers who want to travel from point A to B for a fare. Bookings R Us coordinates this service in vehicles, using BHSLs, taxi licences and limousine licences. The business must therefore obtain a BEA before operating in Queensland.


 

Who needs them

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Ride-booking industry:

  • individuals
  • partnerships
  • companies
  • incorporated associations
  • trustees who manage a trust or superannuation fund.

Ride-booking, limousine and taxi industries:

  • individuals
  • partnerships
  • companies
  • incorporated associations
  • trustees who manage a trust or superannuation fund.

Fees

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Booked hire service licence: $255.60 

Fees are adjusted annually on 1 July.

Annual fees:

  • 1 - 5 vehicles = $269.30
  • 6 - 20 vehicles = $754.15
  • 21 - 50 vehicles = $2,154.65
  • More than 50 vehicles = $5,386.70

A criminal history check fee of $45.70 is payable for each person on the BEA application, for example, individual, directors and/or or local nominee. If a person holds a current Driver Authorisation, the criminal history check fee will be waived.

More information and how to apply

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Last updated
01 July 2020