Wheelchair-Accessible Taxi Licence - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you drive a small passenger vehicle and you intend to operate as a wheelchair-accessible taxi (WAT) service. This licence authorises the vehicle to be hired within or between taxi zones that the licence relates too. Services may be offered to all taxi users, whether wheelchair-reliant or not.

Please note that this licence will be specific to your vehicle and you must not lease or assign this licence to another person. You may transfer the licence with the permission of the Agency. You do not have to drive the vehicle yourself, but you always remain responsible for the licence.

You are strongly encouraged to consult the Agency before submitting your application.

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:

  • complete a specified training course
  • complete the application forms relevant to your proposed operation
  • specify the area to which your application applies
  • provide proof of your accreditation as a passenger transport operator
  • have an appropriate wheelchair accessible vehicle
  • hold appropriate current professional indemnity insurance.

Requirements for particular operations may vary.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding 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

Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Act 2008 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Taxi Industry 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
Email: operator.accreditation@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
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