Site navigation
Department of Transport and Main Roads

Limousine licences

We no longer issue new limousine licences. If you hold an existing limousine licence, you may continue to lease and transfer it.

Limousine services

Only licensed limousines can advertise as a limousine service.

Limousines may display distinctive number plates and access priority lanes under the Queensland Road Rules.

They also have an exemption under the Liquor Act 1992 to allow the service of alcohol.

Limousine vehicles

Limousines may have any number of seats in the vehicle.

Replacement vehicles

If you replaced the vehicle on your limousine licence from 1 October 2017, the replacement vehicle must:

  • be a passenger vehicle
  • have a wheelbase of at least 2.8m or be at least 30 years old.

Vehicles used to provide limousine services must have the correct purpose of use (POU), compulsory third party (CTP) insurance and number plates. Refer to the table below.

Licence type Vehicle type POU CTP* Plates
Limousine Passenger vehicle – cars and station wagons Limousine Class 26 Limousine
L + 5 digits
Limousine Minibus and omnibus with 9 or more seats, includes stretch limousines Limousine Class 10A or 11 Limousine
L + 5 digits

* Vehicles may have CTP insurance for a class of motor vehicle that attracts a higher premium. You must select the correct CTP insurance class for the service you're providing or your vehicle.

Replacing or amending vehicles on your limousine licence

For more information on how to replace or amend the vehicle attached to your limousine licence, read how to add or change the vehicles on your limousine licence.

Standing areas

A limousine operator can agree on standing areas with the owner of the infrastructure, for example, the owner of a hotel, but we no longer regulate these areas.

Disclosure of limousine licence values

We publish Queensland's limousine licence values on the Queensland Government Data Portal. We include licence type, transfer values and locations for 2009 onwards.

View Limousine licence values – Queensland

We don't disclose the identity of any person associated with the sale of licences.

Last updated 05 September 2023