Registration as Regular Passenger Transport Service Operator - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to operate a regular passenger transport service, such as a school bus route. A regular passenger service is defined as one that:

  • Carries fare-paying passengers in a large passenger vehicle (vehicle with 10 or more seats); and
  • Operates at regular or substantially regular intervals according to a publicised route and timetable.

Regular passenger transport services do not include passenger services that form the whole or part of a tourist activity. The process of accreditation ensures that appropriate levels of service are provided, and that unreasonable competition on a route does not make the service unviable to the detriment of all operators and the public. Core services that are essential for the public's needs will normally be subsidised and operated under contract to the Commission.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration, you must:

  • Provide the application form complete with route details;
  • Provide proof of other vehicle and accreditation registration as appropriate;
  • Hold appropriate current professional indemnity insurance; and
  • Pay any required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Issue revised accreditation certificate.

Approval time

Minimum of 3 months notice prior to the operation of any new service.

Administering agency

Department of State Growth
Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services

Act(s) name

Passenger Transport Services Act 2011 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Passenger Transport Regulations 2013 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Registration and Licensing
Department of State Growth
Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services

Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


03 6233 8011


1300 135 513


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