Omnibus - Chartered Vehicles (CV) Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to operate Omnibus - Chartered Vehicles (CV). A CV is any vehicle used to carry passengers for hire and reward, which is not a taxi, or a regular passenger transport vehicle.

A licensed CV may:

  • operate state-wide, including off-road or in remote areas provided there is a safety management plan in place
  • have any number of seats
  • charge any fares provided they are in written form, transparent and have been calculated or agreed in advance with the hirer prior to commencement of the journey.

To differentiate from services provided by taxis, CV's are not permitted to operate from taxi ranks, or for the purposes of hire or display signage that presents it in a manner resembling a taxi.

A CV licence may be issued to any type of vehicle so long as the vehicle is designed for the principal purpose of carrying passengers and is maintained in a fit and serviceable state. The vehicle must be able to pass a visual and mechanical inspection on initial licensing and every twelve (12) months thereafter.

Vehicles with non-standard configurations such as side-facing seats or left-hand drive vehicles may continue to meet CV licensing criteria so long as they are deemed to be safe.

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

If you do not hold an F or T Extension on your Western Australian driver?s licence, you will need to provide a National Police Certificate that is less than 3 months old.

Where the application is made in the name of a company of trust you will need to provide a Company Extract, which is no more than 3 months old or a certified copy of the Trust Deed.

If the vehicle is not registered in your name, you will need to complete a Confirmation of Vehicle Financial Agreement (ODT 6) form.

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

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

Your vehicle will require an annual vehicle examination to continue to operate as a charted vehicle.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $272.00

Fees vary depending on the number of passenger seats in the vehicle up to a maximum of $272 for the 2016-17 financial year. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Apply Miscellaneous Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $43.75

Plate fee.

Administering agency

Department of Transport

Transport Services

Passenger Services

Contact details

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

Customer Service

Operating address: 20 Brown Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: General Post Office Box C102
Perth, Western Australia
Phone: 1300 660 147
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