Private Hire Vehicle Operator Accreditation - New South Wales


You will require this accreditation if you intend to operate a pre-booked private hire vehicle service, other than a taxi-cab or bus. For example, pre-booked for general hiring or used for weddings or other special events.

A private hire vehicle cannot stand or ply for hire on any road or road related area. Please note that only cars of a type approved by the Director-General may be used as a private hire vehicle.

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 fit and proper for the purposes of accreditation
  • Possess the necessary knowledge and level of competency to operate a private hire vehicle service
  • Demonstrate evidence of your financial viability from a qualified accountant
  • Show evidence that you have third party insurance to the amount of at least $5 million in respect to any damage which may be caused by your vehicle
  • Nominate the number of vehicles you intend to operate and the make and registration as well as the vehicle identification number (including rented vehicles)
  • Show evidence of any accreditation you may hold for another public passenger service
  • Provide details of the premises in which the vehicles will be kept when not in use
  • Pay the relevant application fees.

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


As designated.


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 $45.00
Renew Renewal Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $45.00

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