Public Passenger Vehicle Ancillary Certificate - Tasmania

Description

You will need this certificate if you intend to drive a public passenger vehicle that is authorised to carry passengers for reward. A small public passenger vehicle is one with less than 10 seats (including the driver). A large public passenger vehicle is one with more than 10 seats (including the driver).

There are two types of public passenger vehicle ancillary certificates:

  • Taxi - applies to both standard taxi's and wheelchair accessible taxi's (WATs).
  • Passenger transport - including coach / bus, luxury hire car, limited passenger service and other small passenger vehicles.

A taxi ancillary certificate allows you to drive any public passenger vehicle that your driver licence class allows. However, you need to successfully have undertaken relevant training to be eligible to drive a WAT.

A passenger transport ancillary certificate allows you to drive any public passenger vehicle that your driver licence class allows, except taxis. An ancillary certificate to drive a public passenger vehicle or taxi will appear as a condition on the back of your driver's licence.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this certificate you must:

  • be at least 20 years of age
  • if you are 20, have had an Australian driver licence (other than a learner licence) for at least two of the three years before your application
  • if you are over 21, have had an Australian driver licence (other than a learner licence) for at least one of the three years before your application
  • be familiar with the Tasmanian road rules
  • pass a medical assessment
  • provide a National Police Certificate dated within six months of your application.

In addition:

  • For a taxi type certificate, you must complete a literacy test and a training course.
  • For a passenger transport type certificate, you must complete a knowledge test if you have never held an ancillary certificate or it has been expired for over two years.

Duration

12 months

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $19.80

Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $19.80

Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Vehicle and Traffic (Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration) Regulations 2010 Tasmania

Application process

Apply

You must lodge a completed application form along with the following supporting documentation a:

  • National Police Check (available from police stations)
  • Commercial Drivers Health Assessment (you will need to take a health assessment form to your doctor when you have this assessment).

You must take these documents with you when you sit the knowledge test. You may sit the test at your nearest Service Tasmania outlet or at participating police stations. When you have passed the test, you may submit your application.

You will need to supply your driver licence as identification.

Lodgement process

Lodge

Your application can be submitted at participating police stations, your nearest Service Tasmania outlet or by mail.

Administering agency

Department of State Growth

Transport

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:

Driver Licensing

Transport

Department of State Growth

Tasmania
Operating address: 4 Salamanca Place
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 536
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 1300 135 513
Email: dlu@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
Website: Driver Licensing (Opens in new window)