Private Hire Vehicle Driver Authority - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this authorisation if you intend to drive a hire car for business purposes. A private hire vehicle can provide a service that responds to customer bookings. Services include ridesharing and point-to-point services.

A hire car cannot stand or advertise for hire on any road or road related area. Only vehicles in excellent condition and of an approved type approved may be used as unrestricted hire cars.

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 authorisation you must:

  • Hold a current NSW driver's licence
  • Have held the driver's licence for at least 12 months in the last 2 years
  • Be of good repute and in all other respects a fit and proper person to be the driver of a public passenger vehicle
  • Advise if you hold authorisation for another public passenger service.

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


First issue: 1 year. Renewals: 3 years.





You will need to supply the following documentation with your application:

  • A National Criminal History Record Check
  • Two identical 65mm x 65mm photos.

Approval time

Two to four weeks.

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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