The object of this legislative Instrument is to achieve the provision of the best possible public passenger transport at reasonable cost to the community and government, keeping government regulation to a minimum. The Act recognises that market entry restrictions may be needed in the public interest.
The Act regulates the operation and provision of certain public passenger services in Queensland including:
- general route services
- school bus services
- long distance bus services
- charter bus services
- tourist services
- taxi services
- administration of taxi services (i.e. taxi booking companies)
- limousine services
- courtesy transport services
- community transport services
- accommodation transfer services
- tourist transfer services
- air services
- ferry services
The Act requires most operators of road-based public passenger services to be accredited and their drivers authorised before providing a service. Some public passenger services may be exempt from these requirements.
In certain circumstances service licences or service contracts may be required.