Limousine Service Licence - Queensland

Service summary

You require this licence to operate a limousine service.

You require a separate limousine service licence to operate each limousine.

Service type


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

Definition of terms


a motor vehicle for which a limousine service licence is in force.

Limousine service

an unscheduled public passenger service provided by a luxury motor vehicle or special purpose limousine where the fare for a journey is decided before the journey begins.

Limousine service licence

a licence issued by the chief executive under which the holder is required to provide a limousine service in an area in a way that meets or exceeds specified performance levels.

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 will remain in effect for 5 years and you may renew it for successive terms of 5 years. (However if you request it, it may be issued for a shorter period.)



Annual licence fee


Renewal fee


Criminal history check

Other resources


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.

From September 2017, limousine service licences will continue to be renewable for periods of up to five years, continue to be transferable and able to be leased.

Transfer details

You must transfer to a person who holds an operator accreditation for limousine services, and you must advise the transfer of the licence to the Department within 14 days using the appropriate form. You can obtain copies of the transfer form from your regional office.

When a taxi licence or limousine licence in Queensland is transferred or agreed to be transferred, you are required to pay transfer duty. Information on transfer duty can be obtained on the Office of State Revenue (OSR) 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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