Bus / Charter Vehicle Driver Licence (F-Extension) - Western Australia

Service summary

If you intend to drive a bus or small charter vehicle for commercial purposes, you will require an F-extension to your current driver's licence. An F-extension is required to:

  • Drive a motor vehicle carrying passengers during working hours as part of your general employment;
  • Drive a motor vehicle carrying passengers during working hours which is incidental to your general employment and the motor vehicle seats more than 12 persons; or
  • Drive a passenger carrying motor vehicle being operated as an omnibus, charter bus, or limousine.

You will not require an F-extension if you are carrying passengers in a voluntary capacity, if you are driving in the course of providing a child care service, or if you hold a T-extension to your driver's licence (a T-extension authorises you to drive a taxi). If you intend to operate an omnibus, charter bus, or limousine hire business you will also require an omnibus licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence extension you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old;
  • Have held a driver's licence for at least four years;
  • Hold the class of licence for the vehicle you intend to drive;
  • Be a person of good character;
  • Pass a medical assessment to demonstrate you are mentally and physically fit to drive a vehicle for the purpose of carrying passengers;
  • Provide a National Police Certificate;
  • Submit the required form; and
  • Pay any required fees.

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

Prerequisites

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$108.50

Other resources

 Resources
Comply F-Extension FAQ - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Application

Apply

You must submit your completed application in person, accompanied by appropriate identification documents.


Administering agency

Department of Transport
Transport Services
Driver and Vehicle Services

Act(s) name

Road Traffic (Authorisation to Drive) Act 2008 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Road Traffic (Authorisation to Drive) Regulations 2008 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, Vehicle Licensing
Department of Transport
Transport Services
Driver and Vehicle Services

Operating address:
Tassels Place
Innaloo
Western Australia 6018

Phone:

13 11 56

Fax:

08 6551 6001

Supporting information

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