Special purpose vehicle licences are issued for specific vehicle hire activities. The approved vehicles do not have meters and can only operate if bookings are taken from the place of business of the owner prior to the trip. They cannot accept direct hiring from taxi ranks or public areas.
Types of vehicles covered by this licence are restricted to the following:
- Wedding Cars: for the carriage of a bridal party in the course of the wedding day activities, or for debutante or school formal or funeral transport activities;
- Tour Vehicles: for the carriage of passengers in a tour or tour package; and
- Special Purpose Vehicles: for the carriage of passengers for a specific purpose to be stated in the licence, and where no other licence is appropriate, e.g. a specially equipped vehicle to carry bicycles to the start of a ride.
Special purpose vehicle licences will not be issued to vehicles which meet the requirements for a standard hire car licence.
A separate driver accreditation may be required.