Passenger Transport Vehicle Authorisation - Western Australia


You will need this authorisation for any vehicle you intend to use for passenger transport. This includes the movement of passengers for hire or reward, covering on-demand rank and hail (taxis), on-demand charter, tourism passenger transport, and regular passenger transport.

Authorisation in multiple categories is available for no additional cost. However, you are unable to hold both a rank and hail and charter authorisation. A rank and hail authorisation will allow for charter transport, however a charter authorisation will not allow for rank and hail services.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You will need to meet certain requirements and standards, including:

  • a current vehicle licence
  • a current certificate of inspection
  • annual vehicle inspections
  • current compulsory third party insurance
  • approval of equipment, modifications and fittings
  • appropriate Motor Injury Insurance
  • camera surveillance
  • a fare calculation device.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Authorisation fees:

  • one month - $24.00
  • three months - $45.00
  • six months - $75.00
  • 12 months - $127.00
  • another period specified - fee is based on a pro rata amount of a 12-month authorisation fee.

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Transport (Road Passenger Services) Regulations 2020 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Transport

On-Demand Transport

Contact details

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