4WD Tourist Vehicle Operator Accreditation - New South Wales


You will require this accreditation if you intend to operate a tour service using four-wheel drive vehicles. A tour service is a public passenger pre-booked service that is designed for the carriage of tourists to destinations listed on a publicly available tour itinerary, or a service designed for the carriage of tourists where all passengers journeys have a common origin or a common destination, or both.

Each tour offered by a four-wheel drive tourist service must involve the carriage of passengers on a surface other than a sealed road.

You must only use vehicles that comply with the Australian Design Standards for off-road passenger vehicles (also known as "MC" vehicles).

Please consult the Contact Officer for 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 considered fit and proper
  • have completed the necessary training
  • demonstrate evidence of your financial viability from a qualified accountant
  • provide details of the premises at which the vehicles will be kept when not in use
  • provide details of the premises of repairer and repairer's licence number to be used for maintenance and repairs of the vehicles
  • nominate the number of vehicles you intend to operate and the make and registration numbers of each vehicle
  • show evidence of any accreditation for another public passenger service
  • provide details of any civil or criminal offences in the last 5 years
  • pay the relevant application fees.

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


For a term to be determined by the Director-General.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $100.00

Approval Time

1 to 3 weeks.

Administering agency

Transport for NSW

Contact details

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

Enrolment Processing

Operating address: Level 4
16-18 Wentworth Street
New South Wales 2150
Mailing address: Locked Bag 5085
New South Wales 2124
Toll Free: 1800 227 774
Phone: 02 9689 8888
Fax: 02 9689 8813
Email: licensing@transport.nsw.gov.au