You will require this certificate if you intend to drive a public passenger vehicle that is authorised to carry passengers for reward.
A small public passenger vehicle is one with less than 10 seats (including the driver). A large public passenger vehicle is one with more than 10 seats (including the driver).
There are two types of public passenger vehicle ancillary certificates:
- Taxi: applies to both standard Taxi's and Wheelchair Accessible Taxi's; and
- Passenger Transport: including coach / bus, luxury hire car, limited passenger service and other small passenger vehicles.
A taxi ancillary certificate allows you to drive any public passenger vehicle that your driver licence class allows. However, you need to successfully have undertaken relevant training to be eligible to drive a WAT.
A passenger transport ancillary certificate allows you to drive any public passenger vehicle that your driver licence class allows, except taxis. An ancillary certificate to drive a public passenger vehicle or taxi will appear as a condition on the back of your driver's licence.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this certificate, you must:
- Be at least 20 years of age;
- If you are 20, have had an Australian driver licence (other than a learner licence) for at least two of the three years prior to your application date;
- If you are over 21, have had an Australian driver licence (other than a learner licence) for at least one of the three years prior to the date of application;
- Be familiar with the Tasmanian Road Rules;
- Pass a medical assessment;
- Provide a National Police Certificate dated within 6 months of your application;
- Complete an application form and pay the relevant fee;
- For Passenger Transport: complete a knowledge test if you have never held an ancillary certificate or it has been expired for over 2 years; or
- For Taxi: complete a literacy test and a training course.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
You must lodge a completed application form along with the following supporting documentation:
- A National Police Check (available from police stations); and
- A Commercial Drivers Health Assessment (your will need to take a health assessment form to your doctor when you have this assessment).
You must take these documents with you when you sit the knowledge test. You may sit the test at your nearest Service Tasmania outlet or at participating police stations. When you have passed the test, you may submit your application.
Note, you will need to supply your driver licence as identification. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information on these requirements.
Your application can be submitted at participating police stations, your nearest Service Tasmania outlet or by mail.
Department of State Growth
Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services
Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999 (Tasmania)
Vehicle and Traffic (Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration) Regulations 2010 (Tasmania)
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