Rideshare Vehicle Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will need this licence if you intend to operate a rideshare service. A rideshare service is where:

  • A passenger books transport through a transport booking service;
  • The transport booking service then communicates the booking to a driver; and
  • The driver carries out the transport booking.
This does not include services provided by taxi or hire care services. Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

The operator of a rideshare service must hold a rideshare vehicle licence for the vehicle. To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • Hold a current drivers licence to drive a public vehicle; and
  • Have a rideshare vehicle compliance certificate for the vehicle, issued not more than one month before the date of the application.

The registered operator of a vehicle may apply to the road transport authority for a rideshare vehicle licence. The application must be in writing and state the following information for each relevant person:

  • The person?s name
  • The person?s date of birth
  • Whether the person is an Australian citizen, a permanent resident; or a temporary resident who holds a visa that allows them to hold a rideshare vehicle licence
  • Whether the person is disqualified from applying for the licence
  • The registration number of the vehicle to be licensed.

The vehicle to be used as a rideshare vehicle must:

  • Be a registered vehicle
  • Be a suitable vehicle
  • Comply with the applicable vehicle standards.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


A rideshare vehicle licence is not transferable.


A rideshare vehicle licence is issued for no longer than six years.



Rideshare driver accreditation application fee.


Rideshare vehicle licence fee (annual).


Rideshare vehicle licence fee (six years).

Miscellaneous$45.00Application for police check.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra
Road Transport Authority

Act(s) name

Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Act 2001 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Regulation 2002 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, Rideshare Accreditation and Licensing
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra
Road Transport Authority

Mailing address:
PO BOX 582
Dickson, Australian Capital Territory 2602


13 22 81


02 6207 2797

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