Leased Hire Car Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will require a hire car vehicle licence if you intend to use a vehicle as a hire car in the ACT. If you only intend to use your vehicle as a hire car for weddings and school formals then you are able to apply for a Restricted Hire Car Licence. 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.

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;
  • Hold a Hire Car Operator Accreditation that permits you to drive the licensed vehicle;
  • Be at least 18 years of age; and
  • Meet the suitable persons requirements.

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




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application $100.00

Per vehicle licence.


Task Resources
Apply Application for Leased Hire Car Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Renew Application for Renewal of Leased Hire Car Licence - PDF

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: 13 22 81
Phone: 02 6207 7171
Phone: 02 6207 7101