If you drive a motor vehicle providing a public passenger service in
Queensland, you must hold driver authorisation, unless the service you provide
Driver authorisation is a requirement under the Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994 that a driver
providing a public passenger service must attain and maintain to operate the
The purpose of driver authorisation is to ensure drivers of public
passenger vehicles are suitable persons, having regard to the safety of
children and other vulnerable members of the community, the personal safety of
passengers and their property, public safety and the reputation of public
There are different categories of driver authorisation for the different
types of public passenger transport services. Drivers must hold the
appropriate category of driver authorisation for the kind of public passenger
service being provided. The driver must also hold a current
driver licence for the class of vehicle they intend on driving.
Booked Hire/Taxi Driver
Authorisation - Authorises the holder to drive a vehicle being used to provide any kind of public passenger service for which DA is required.
Authorisation - Authorises the holder to drive a vehicle being used to provide any public passenger service other than a booked hire service or a taxi service.