Restricted Hire Vehicle Licence - Tasmania


You may need this licence if you intend to operate a restricted hire vehicle service. Restricted vehicles must be a currently registered small passenger vehicle (a vehicle with a capacity of 9 seats or fewer including the driver) and have Class 16 MAIB premium. There are two kinds of restricted hire vehicle (RHV) services:

  • general RHV services, which are pre-booked general hire services that may only be provided by prescribed types of vehicles
  • specific RHV services, which may be provided by any type of vehicle, but which are limited to prescribed events such as weddings, funerals, tours, etc.

The prescribed types of vehicles that may be approved for use as a restricted hire vehicle include:

  • motor vehicles that are unique, classic or customised and more than 30 years old
  • street-rods, modified for safe road use and either built prior to 1949, or a replica of a vehicle whose body and frame were built prior to 1949
  • veteran or vintage motor vehicles
  • motorcycles or tricycles.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be accredited to operate a passenger transport service
  • be the operator of the Restricted Hire Vehicle service that will be provided under the authority of this licence
  • provide proof of your accreditation as a Restricted Hire Vehicle Operator
  • hold appropriate current professional indemnity insurance.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Public Passenger Vehicle and Accreditation Fees (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Act 2008 Tasmania

Application process


To apply as an accredited operator you must:

  • complete the application forms relevant to your operation
  • provide any associated documents as requested
  • provide personal identification
  • pay the fees.

Approval time

10 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.