Passenger Transport Service Accreditation - Tasmania


You will need 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 public.

These services include:

  • taxis
  • luxury hire cars
  • restricted hire vehicles.

You will also need 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 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 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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees are listed on the attached document.

Act(s) name

Passenger Transport Services Act 2011 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Passenger Transport Services Regulations 2018 Tasmania

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Operator Accreditation


Department of State Growth

Operating address: 4 Salamanca Place
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 536
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6166 3275
Website: Transport (Opens in new window)