Hire Car Operator Accreditation - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You will require this accreditation if you intend to operate a hire car service in the Australian Capital Territory. 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; and
  • Does not stand or ply for hire for the transport of passengers along a road or road related area.

There are new interim arrangements in place for rideshare services such as Uber and UberX, read the attached document for an overview of the new arrangements. Please use the contact details below to find out 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 accreditation you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Meet the suitable persons requirements;
  • Have a public vehicle condition on driver licence.

You will be required to provide with your application form:

  • Proposed service standards; and
  • A statement supplied by a police officer about the criminal history and infringement notices, if any, that you have received.

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

Duration

Accreditation is valid for 6 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $50.00

Approval Time

Up to six weeks.

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.

General Enquiries

Mailing address: PO BOX 582
Dickson, Australian Capital Territory 2602
Phone: 132281
Phone: 02 62077171
Phone: 02 62077101
Email: roaduserservices@act.gov.au
Website: Road Transport Authority (Opens in new window)