If you drive a motor vehicle providing a public passenger service in
Queensland, you must hold driver authorisation, unless the service you provide
is exempt. Driver authorisation is a requirement under the Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994 that a driver
providing a public passenger service must attain and maintain to operate the
The purpose of driver authorisation is to ensure drivers of public
passenger vehicles are suitable persons, having regard to the safety of
children and other vulnerable members of the community, the personal safety of
passengers and their property, public safety and the reputation of public
There are different categories of driver authorisation for the different
types of public passenger transport services. A driver must hold the
appropriate category of driver authorisation for the type of public passenger
service being provided by the driver. The driver must also hold a current
driver licence for the class of vehicle they intend on driving.
Booked Hire / Taxi Driver
Authorisation - A person who drives a taxi, limousine or booked hire service in Queensland, must hold Booked Hire / Taxi Driver
Driver Authorisation - A person who drives a motorcycle or motor tricycle for tourist
services must hold Motorcycle Tourist Driver Authorisation.
Authorisation - Allows a person to drive tourist, charter bus, accommodation transfer,
tourist transfer, unscheduled long distance and any other type of public
transport service not defined in the Transport
Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994.
Driver Authorisation - A person who drives a vehicle which provides a scheduled passenger
service (including urban, minor, school and long distance services), must hold
Scheduled Driver Authorisation.