Taxi Service Operator Accreditation - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this accreditation if you intend to operate a taxi service. You can apply for either:

  • taxi service operator accreditation to operate standard and/or wheelchair accessible taxis
  • independent taxi service operator accreditation.

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, or if a temporary resident, hold the appropriate visa and working rights
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • meet the suitable person's requirements.

You will need to provide with your application form:

  • proposed service standards
  • a National Police Certificate.

It is recommended that you do not lodge your application until you have a lease arrangement with the owner of a perpetual taxi plate or have received the offer of a leased licence plate from the ACT Government.


Up to 6 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

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 Road Transport Authority.

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Contact details

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