You require this licence to operate a Special Purpose Limousine (SPL).
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.
You must hold an Operator Accreditation for Limousine Services.
This licence remains in effect for a period of 12 months
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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 limousine service licences, including special purpose limousine service licences.
In late 2017, limousine service licences, including special purpose limousine licences, will be removed and limousine services will operate under a new booked hire service licence.
This licence cannot be transferred.
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.
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Passenger Transport Integration Branch
Personalised Transport Policy Team
Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994 (Queensland)
Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Regulation 2005 (Queensland)
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