Passenger Transport Service Operator Accreditation - Tasmania


You will need this accreditation if you intend to operate a passenger transport service. Accreditation is a compulsory scheme for operators of passenger transport services. Passenger transport services include:

  • taxis
  • luxury hire cars
  • restricted hire cars
  • buses
  • hiring out self-drive vehicles (e.g. rental cars, vans, motor homes).

Accreditation is a legal requirement and acknowledges that you have in place systems and processes that meet approved standards to ensure safety of the service you intend to provide.

If you intend to operate a passenger transport service that involves taxis, luxury hire cars or restricted hire vehicles you will also need the appropriate operational licence in addition to holding accreditation. Services operated using large vehicles (10 or more seats) do not need an operational licence.

To determine which category of service you will provide, you can complete the 'Operator Accreditation Self-Assessment Tool' in the other resources section below.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Accreditation is ongoing unless it is surrendered or cancelled by the agency.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Other, Sole Trader National Police Certificate (NPC) for Accreditation - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Public Passenger Vehicle and Accreditation Fees (Opens in new window)
General Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Operator Accreditation Self Assessment Tool (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Passenger Transport Services Act 2011 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Passenger Transport Services Regulations 2018 Tasmania

Transfer process


Accreditation is not transferable.

Approval time

20 business days

Administering agency

Department of State Growth


Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.