You will require this accreditation if you intend to operate a hire car service in the Australian Capital Territory. A hire car is any vehicle that is not a bus, taxi or demand responsive service vehicle that:
- Is used for the transport of passengers under a contract; and
- Does not stand or ply for hire for the transport of passengers along a road or road related area.
There are new interim arrangements in place for rideshare services such as Uber and UberX, read the attached document for an overview of the new arrangements. Please use the contact details below to find out more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this accreditation you must:
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Meet the suitable persons requirements;
- Have a public vehicle condition on driver licence.
You will be required to provide with your application form:
- Proposed service standards; and
- A statement supplied by a police officer about the criminal history and infringement notices, if any, that you have received.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Accreditation is valid for 6 years.
You will be required to submit a fully completed application. Please consult your Contact Officer for other documents that maybe required to be submitted.
Up to six weeks.
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Road Transport Authority
Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Act 2001 (Australian Capital Territory)
Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Regulation 2002 (Australian Capital Territory)
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