Special Purpose Limousine Service Licence - Queensland

Service summary

You require this licence to operate a Special Purpose Limousine (SPL).

Service type


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

Definition of terms

Special purpose limousine

is an unscheduled public passenger service provided in a vehicle over 30 years old or by a stretched version of a luxury motor vehicle that is no longer eligible to operate as a limousine due to reaching its maximum age limit.

Eligibility requirements

Currently, you must hold an Operator Accreditation for Limousine Services.

If you intend to drive the limousine you must hold Driver Authorisation.



This licence remains in effect for a period of 12 months



Licence Fee


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Due to changes to the personalised transport industry in Queensland, which were introduced on 5 September 2016, Government will not be releasing any new special purpose limousine service licences.

Transfer details

This licence cannot be transferred.

Additional information

Conditions apply to the operation of a Special Purpose Limousine Service Licence. These include:

  • only providing a service to a wedding event, student event or a tourist service;
  • not operating a service unless an earlier booking has been made;
  • using a motor vehicle of a type approved by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, or a vehicle which is at least 30 years old; and
  • using a motor vehicle that has not been modified other than for an approved modification purpose
  • is not a street rod vehicle
  • is not a left hand drive vehicle and
  • displaying a distinctive registration plate.

There is no restriction on the number of Special Purpose Limousine Service Licences that can be held. Any legal entity, for example a partnership, company or trust that has Operator Accreditation can purchase a SPL service licence.

More information on the new framework for the Personalised Transport Industry is available on the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads
Passenger Transport Integration Branch
Personalised Transport Policy Team

Act(s) name

Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Regulation 2005 (Queensland)

Contact details

Customer Service Officer
Department of Transport and Main Roads


13 23 80


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