require this licence if you intend to operate Omnibus - Chartered Vehicles (CV).
A CV is any vehicle used to carry passengers for hire and reward, which is not
a taxi, or a Regular Passenger Transport vehicle.
licensed CV may:
- operate state-wide,
including off-road or in remote areas provided there is a safety
management plan in place
- have any number of seats
- charge any fares provided
they are in written form, transparent and have been calculated or agreed
in advance with the hirer prior to commencement of the journey.
differentiate from services provided by taxis, CV's are not permitted to operate
from taxi ranks, or for the purposes of hire or display signage that presents
it in a manner resembling a taxi.
licence may be issued to any type of vehicle so long as the vehicle is designed
for the principal purpose of carrying passengers and is maintained in a fit and
serviceable state. The vehicle must be able to pass a visual and mechanical
inspection on initial licensing and every twelve (12) months thereafter.
with non-standard configurations such as side-facing seats or left-hand drive vehicles
may continue to meet CV licensing criteria so long as they are deemed to be
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.
If you do
not hold an F or T Extension on your Western Australian driver?s licence, you
will need to provide a National Police Certificate, which must be less than 3
application is made in the name of a company of trust you will need to provide
a Company Extract, which is no more than 3 months old or a
certified copy of the Trust Deed.
If the vehicle
is not registered in your name, you will need to complete a Confirmation of
Vehicle Financial Agreement (ODT 6) form.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
vehicle will require an annual vehicle examination to continue to operate as a
Fees vary depending on the number of passenger seats in the vehicle up to a maximum of $272 for the 2016-17 financial year. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
registration needs the correct Motor Vehicle Injury Insurance (formerly
compulsory third party insurance) class appropriate for your vehicle type and
area of operation. The applicable insurance classes are:
- 3(a) for charter vehicles licensed
to carry eight or more people normally operating within the 40 kilometre
radius of the GPO Perth
- 3(b) for charter vehicles
licensed to carry eight or more people normally operating outside the 40
kilometre radius of the GPO Perth
- 3(f) for charter vehicles
licensed to carry less than eight people.
To update your insurance class you will need to complete the Statutory Declaration of Motor Injury Insurance Class (ODT 5) form.
Once you have received pre-approval for your CV application
you will be required to have your vehicle inspected. When your vehicle
has passed the vehicle examination, you will be automatically issued
with a CV licence account, which contains your operating conditions.
Examination fees will vary depending on your vehicle type.
All new Charter Vehicle licence applicants will have the option to
apply for new CV plates or continue to operate with the
current plate type attached to their vehicle.
New applicants after 1 July 2016 are required to complete an Application for a Charter Vehicle Licence Plate (ODT 12) form and pay a fee for the application of CV plates. Existing holders of Omnibus licences are not required to pay application fees if applications are made prior to 1 May 2017.
Department of Transport
Transport Co-ordination Act 1966 (Western Australia)
Transport Co-ordination Regulations 1985 (Western Australia)
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