Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994 - Queensland


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.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional Information


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Administering agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads

TransLink Division

Policy and Legislation Unit

Contact details

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Mailing address: GPO Box 50
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Website: Department of Transport and Main Roads (Opens in new window)