Bus Operator Accreditation - Victoria


You will require this accreditation if you intend to operate a commercial or local bus service. A commercial bus service is one that operates a bus built with seating positions for thirteen or more adults and provides one of the following services:

  • route bus service
  • demand responsive bus service
  • tour and charter bus service
  • courtesy bus service (other than a non-commercial courtesy bus service)
  • local bus service.

A local bus service is operated for the general public. A local bus service is not operated for hire or reward.

Service type


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


You may apply for an exemption from a number of services with the appropriate application form.

Eligibility requirements

Any person can apply to be accredited to be a bus operator.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $578.00

Fees for 2018-19.

Apply Licence All -

The annual accreditation fee is calculated based on the number of buses to be operated. Please consult the responsible agency for more information.

Act(s) name

Bus Safety Act 2009 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Bus Safety Regulations 2010 VIC

Disqualified persons or entities

Accreditation may be refused if you:

  • have been found guilty of a Tier 1 offence;
  • have had previous accreditation cancelled;
  • are insolvent, in receivership, under administration or winding up.

Administering agency

Department of Transport

Transport Safety Victoria

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Bus Safety

Transport Safety Victoria

Department of Transport

Operating address: 121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Other: 1800 223 022
Email: information@transportsafety.vic.gov.au
Contact us website: https://transportsafety.vic.gov.au/contact-us (Opens in new window)