Hire Car Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need a hire car vehicle licence if you intend to provide a vehicle as a hire car in the ACT. A hire car is any vehicle that is not a bus, taxi or demand responsive service vehicle that:

  • is used for the transport of passengers under a contract
  • does not stand or ply for hire for the transport of passengers along a road or road related area.

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
  • hold a Hire Car Operator Accreditation that permits you to drive the licensed vehicle
  • be at least 18 years old
  • meet the suitable persons requirements.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $100.00

Per vehicle. Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

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

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application directly with the Public Transport Regulator.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Road Transport Authority

Contact details

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