You will require this accreditation if you intend to operate a passenger transport service. Passenger transport services are defined as those that operate passenger vehicle (less than 10 seats) on a public street for the purpose of carrying passengers where:
- the passengers have to pay a fair
- the passenger service is available to any member of the general public.
These services include:
- luxury hire cars
- restricted hire vehicles.
You will also require accreditation if you intend to operate a passenger transport service using a large passenger vehicle (10 or more seats). It does not matter whether passengers have to pay a fare or if the service is available to the general public.
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 require the appropriate operational licence in addition to holding accreditation. Services operated using large vehicles (10 or more seats) do not require an operational licence.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.