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Public Passenger Vehicle Driver Authority - New South Wales


You will need this authority if you intend to drive a public passenger vehicle, other than a ferry. A public passenger vehicle is a bus or other motor vehicle that carries passengers along a road or transitway in return for a fee.

Public passenger vehicle drivers must comply with a number of general obligations specified in the regulations, including but not limited to:

  • to not eat or drink in the vehicle
  • to ensure vehicles are clean
  • to behave in an orderly manner
  • to drive vehicles carefully
  • to undertake relevant training courses as specified by the agency.

Please be aware that further accreditation is required if you intend to operate a public passenger service.

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 authority, you must:

  • hold a current Australian driver license
  • be at least 20 years of age
  • have held a full (unrestricted) Australian driver licence for more than 12 months in the last two years,


  • be at least 25 years old
  • hold a relevant Australian drivers licence
  • have held an unrestricted Australian drivers licence or recognised overseas driver licence for a period of at least 3 years during the 4 years immediately preceding your application

You must also:

  • have passed a medical examination as specified by the agency
  • be able to lawfully work in Australia
  • be a fit and proper person
  • have sufficient responsibility to drive the relevant vehicle according to law and custom.



As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $70.00

Fees for 2024-25

Renew Renewal All $70.00

Fees for 2024-25

Act(s) name

Passenger Transport Act 1990 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Passenger Transport (General) Regulation 2017 New South Wales

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.

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