Driver Accreditation - South Australia

Description

You will need driver accreditation if you drive a public passenger vehicle for hire, fare or reward in South Australia. A public passenger vehicle includes taxis, rideshare vehicles, chauffeured vehicles and buses.

You may apply for driver accreditation in any of the following categories:

  • taxi
  • small passenger
  • large passenger
  • motorcycle
  • horse drawn.

Please contact the agency for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To become an accredited driver you will need to:

  • hold a current full South Australian driver's licence, not subject to any conditions
  • have held a full Australian driver's licence for a minimum of six months
  • be eligible to work within Australia
  • be able to speak, read and write English competently
  • have a valid Working with Children Check
  • have a National Criminal History Check
  • meet minimum requirements for fitness, medical and eyesight assessed by a medical practitioner in accordance with the National Assessing Fitness to Drive guidelines for commercial vehicle drivers.

If you intend to provide rideshare services, you will also need operator accreditation.

If you are applying for taxi driver accreditation, you will need to complete an approved training course.

If you are applying for motorcycle accreditation, you will need to complete the Commercial Operators Motorcycle Course.

Please contact the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

While working as an accredited driver you must:

  • have a blood alcohol level of zero and be drug free
  • display your photo ID accreditation
  • not drive if your driver's licence is expired, suspended, disqualified or cancelled
  • not refuse a passenger with an assistance dog
  • not discriminate because of a person's race, sex, disability, age, marital status, sexuality or pregnancy.

You may be required to comply with other ongoing requirements depending on your category of accreditation. Details can be found on the agency website.

Please consult the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Maximum 3 years

Fees

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Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees will vary depending on your licence category. Please consult the agency for more information.

Application process

Apply

You must lodge your completed application with:

  • a copy of your Working with Children Check
  • a copy of your National Criminal History Check
  • your Certificate of Fitness - Commercial Vehicle Driver's completed by your doctor 
  • if applicable, a copy of your Taxi Driver Training Course Completion Certificate
  • if applicable, a copy of your certificate of Completion - Commercial Operator Motorcycle Course.

Transfer

This licence may be transferred in some circumstances.

Administering agency

Department for Infrastructure and Transport

Accreditation and Licensing Centre

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries

Accreditation and Licensing Centre

Department for Infrastructure and Transport

Operating address: 71 Richmond Road
Mile End, South Australia 5031
Mailing address: PO BOX 9
Marleston, South Australia 5033
Phone: 08 7109 8117
Email: dpti.alcenquiries@sa.gov.au