Private Hire Vehicle Driver Authority - New South Wales


You will require this authorisation if you intend to drive a hire car for business purposes. A private hire vehicle can provide a service that responds to customer bookings. Services include ridesharing and point-to-point services.

A hire car cannot stand or advertise for hire on any road or road related area. Only vehicles in excellent condition and of an approved type approved may be used as unrestricted hire cars.

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 authorisation you must:

  • Hold a current NSW driver's licence
  • Have held the driver's licence for at least 12 months in the last 2 years
  • Be of good repute and in all other respects a fit and proper person to be the driver of a public passenger vehicle
  • Advise if you hold authorisation for another public passenger service.

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


First issue: 1 year. Renewals: 3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount
Apply Application $45.00
Renew Renewal $45.00

Act(s) name

Passenger Transport Act 1990 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Passenger Transport Regulation 2007 NSW

Lodgement process


You will need to supply the following documentation with your application:

  • A National Criminal History Record Check
  • Two identical 65mm x 65mm photos.

Approval time

Two to four 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

Transport for NSW

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