If you intend to drive a bus or small charter vehicle for commercial purposes, you will require an F-extension to your current driver's licence. An F-extension is required to either:
- drive a motor vehicle carrying passengers during working hours as part of your general employment
- drive a motor vehicle carrying passengers during working hours which is incidental to your general employment and the motor vehicle seats more than 12 persons
- drive a passenger carrying motor vehicle being operated as an omnibus, charter bus, or limousine.
You will not require an F-extension if you are carrying passengers in a voluntary capacity, if you are driving in the course of providing a child care service, or if you hold a T-extension to your driver's licence (a T-extension authorises you to drive a taxi). If you intend to operate an omnibus, charter bus, or limousine hire business you will also require an omnibus licence.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.