Special Purpose Vehicle Licence - Victoria


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
  • 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.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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:

  • a fit and proper person
  • financially stable and possessing the appropriate insurance
  • willing to abide by industry standards of best practice
  • intending to offer vehicles for hire which do not fit in any other hire car category
  • able to pay the licence fee.

You will also be required to submit an informed consent form.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $52.90 Fees for 2017-18.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Relevant Person Form - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Application for a Non-Taxi Vehicle Licence - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.
Apply All Informed Consent Form - PDF (Opens in new window)
Transfer All Application for Transfer of a Commercial Passenger Vehicle Licence - Special Purpose Vehicle Licence - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983 VIC

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application and associated documentation directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Taxi Services Commission

Contact details

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


Taxi Services Commission

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address: 1 Spring Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: PO BOX 1716
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Toll Free: 1800 638 802
Phone: 03 8683 0768
Fax: 03 8683 0717
Email: contact@taxi.vic.gov.au
Website: Taxi Services Commission (Opens in new window)