Bus Service Accreditation - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this accreditation if you intend to operate a bus service for hire and reward within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The types of bus services which need accreditation include:

  • long distance or interstate bus services that picks up passengers within the ACT
  • regular route bus services which operate to a timetable
  • demand response bus services
  • tour and charter bus services which collect passengers within the ACT.

Please use the contact details below to find out 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 accreditation you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be at least 18 years old
  • meet the suitable persons requirements
  • hold a certificate of Transport Management (if operating 5 or more buses).

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


3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $200.00

Up to 5 vehicles.

Apply Miscellaneous All -

Other fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Renew Application All $400.00

6 or more vehicles.

Act(s) name

Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Act 2001 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Regulation 2002 Australian Capital Territory

Disqualified persons or entities

This accreditation is not for a bus service entering the ACT which sets down and picks up the same passengers which originally embarked the service interstate.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

Road Transport Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.