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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Anyone may apply for a Passenger Transport Vehicle Authorisation. Certain requirements and standards must be met, 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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Authorisation is available for 1, 3, 6 and 12-month intervals to allow for varying business demands.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $21.00 1 month
Apply Application All $40.00 3 months
Apply Application All $67.00 6 months
Apply Application All $113.00 12 months

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Customer Service

On-Demand Transport

Department of Transport

Operating address: 20 Brown Street
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: GPO BOX C102
Perth, Western Australia 6839
Phone: 1300 660 147
Website: On-Demand Transport (Opens in new window)