Authority to Drive a Bus or Tourist Vehicle (Motorcycle or 4WD) - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this authority if you intend to drive a bus, motorcycle or 4-wheel drive tour vehicle as part of a tourist service. A tourist service may be a pre-booked service or a service designed for the carriage of tourists to their destination.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this authority you must:

  • Hold a current unrestricted / unconditional Australian driver's licence for at least 12 months (within the last 2 years) that enables you to drive the specified size and weight of vehicle;
  • Have successfully completed a medical assessment;
  • Be at least 20 years of age;
  • Provide 2 recent passport sized photographs;
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa allowing you to work in Australia;
  • Be of good repute and a fit and proper person; and
  • Be deemed to have sufficient responsibility and aptitude to drive a public passenger vehicle.

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


Driver authorities are issued for a period of three years.



Administering agency

Transport for NSW

Act(s) name

Passenger Transport Act 1990 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Passenger Transport Regulation 2007 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enrolment Processing
Transport for NSW
Transport for NSW
Roads and Maritime Services
Transport for NSW
Roads and Maritime Services
Driver Administration
Transport for NSW
Roads and Maritime Services
Authorised Inspection Station Unit
Transport for NSW
Roads and Maritime Services
Road Services
Transport for NSW
Roads and Maritime Services
NSW Maritime Division
Transport for NSW
National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Operating address:
Level 4
16-18 Wentworth Street
New South Wales 2150
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 5085
New South Wales 2124


1800 227 774


02 9689 8888


02 9689 8813

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