Commercial Passenger Vehicle and Private Bus Driver Accreditation - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this accreditation if you intend to be a driver of commercial passenger vehicles. A commercial passenger vehicle is any motor vehicle that is used or intended to be used for carrying passengers for hire or reward. This includes:

  • private, tour and charter buses
  • taxi-cabs
  • general or restricted hire cars
  • special purpose vehicles.

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 accreditation you must:

  • complete the required application forms
  • provide an acceptable proof of identification
  • have a medical assessment to ensure your fitness to drive a commercial passenger vehicle or private bus
  • provide proof that you have held your current full (non-probationary) driver licence for at least 6 months
  • have your driving history checked
  • successfully complete any training course as required by the Agency
  • pay any required fees.

Please consult the responsible agency for information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing requirements

You will need to abide by minimum industry business operational and service standards. To renew your driver accreditation, you must:

  • complete and sign the renewal form
  • have the medical certificate completed by a registered medical practitioner
  • have the vision acuteness certificate completed by a registered medical practitioner or registered optometrist
  • have a photograph taken at the Agency office.

When applying for a renewal, you may also apply for a working with children check exemption. This allows you to conduct activities around children without having to get a working with children check.


Accreditation will remain valid for a period up to 3 years.


ApplyMiscellaneousFees will increase if you do not submit a National Police Check.

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.



Your application must include the completed application form and:

  • A completed medical certificate and vision acuteness certificate;
  • Two colour passport photos that are no more than six months old;
  • Your current full (non-probationary) driver licence, and proof that you have held that licence in an Australian State or Territory for at least 12 months, or an independent driving assessment report;
  • A second acceptable proof of identification; and
  • A current, original National Police Certificate.

Please consult the Agency, their website, and the forms for full details of the application process.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Taxi Services Commission

Act(s) name

Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Transport (Taxi-Cab Industry Accreditation) Regulations 2007 (Victoria)

Contact details

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Taxi Services Commission

Operating address:
1 Spring Street

Mailing address:
PO BOX 1716
Melbourne, Victoria 3001


03 8683 0768


1800 638 802


03 8683 0717

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