Application for horse powered vehicles or pedicabs carrying passengers permit - Queensland


This permit is required for horse powered carriages or pedicabs carrying passengers.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


This is an annual permit for the period 1 September to 31 August.


As stated on the application form.

Application process

This permit can be obtained by submitting a completed Horse drawn vehicles or pedicab carrying passengers permit application form together with the appropriate fees to the Chief Executive Officer.


You cannot transfer this permit.

Additional information

A statement is to be provided by the owner that the vehicle complies with the provisions of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management-Road Rules) Regulation 1999

  • Part 13 Division 2 Section 223 Using lights when riding an animal-drawn vehicle at night or in hazardous weather conditions and
  • Part 18 Division 2A Section 303B (Horse Drawn Carriages)  A person in charge of an animal drawing a vehicle must ensure that the vehicle has an efficient brake capable of stopping and holding the vehicle or
  • Part 15 Sections 246, 258 and 259 (Pedicabs) 

Provide a veterinarian certificate confirming condition of each horse.

Provide a copy of relevant stable approval.


The permit holder shall effect and maintain in force at all times a Public Liability Insurance Policy noting Council's interests as an insured party in respect of the purpose for which the permit is granted. The sum insured of such policy shall not be less than $10,000,000.00 or such other amount as determined by an authorised person. Evidence of such cover is to be provided with the application.

Administering agency

Gold Coast City Council

Contact details

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Gold Coast City Council

Operating address: 135 Bundall Road
Queensland 4217
Mailing address: PO Box 5042
Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9729
Phone: 1300 694 222
Phone: 07 5582 8211
Fax: 07 5596 3653
Website: City of Gold Coast (Opens in new window)