On-demand transport fees and charges
Find out about fees and charges for on-demand booking services, passenger transport vehicles and fares. Information on payment methods is also available here.
Each year, the Department of Transport (DoT) (with the Department of Treasury) reviews its fees and charges.
From 1 July 2023, a range of fees and charges related to passenger transport industry transactions will be increasing, including application and authorisation costs for:
- passenger transport drivers;
- passenger transport vehicles; and
- on-demand booking services.
The updated fee amount will appear on all renewal account notices for authorisations that expire from 1 July 2023.
Changes to passenger transport fees and charges require the Transport (Road Passenger Services) Regulations 2020 to be updated. The updated legislation including the new fees has been gazetted (published by the Government). You can view the upcoming fees and charges on the Western Australian Legislation website (below).
Full details of the new fees and charges will be published on this page on 1 July 2023, when the new fees commence.
|Transport Regulations Amendment (Fees and Charges) Regulations 2023|
The below payment methods are accepted by On-demand Transport.
|Online via DoTDirect||Pay all your authorisation fees online via your DoTDirect account. Mastercard and Visa payments are accepted.|
|BPAY||You may make payment using BPAY by using your phone or internet banking service. BPAY payments may take up to three business days to be processed.|
|Telephone||Please call 1300 660 147 and follow the prompts.|
Passenger transport vehicle fees
|Passenger transport vehicle annual authorisation||$127.00|
|Passenger transport vehicle monthly authorisation (1 month)||$24.00|
|Passenger transport vehicle quarterly authorisation (3 months)||$45.00|
|Passenger transport vehicle bi-annual authorisation (6 monthly)||$75.00|
|Passenger transport vehicle application||$26.00|
|Issue of on-demand transport plates||$31.10|
|Re-issue of on-demand transport plates||$18.90|
|Re-make of on-demand transport plates||$46.50|
|Passenger transport vehicle variation of authorisation conditions application||$20.70|
|Passenger transport vehicle authorisation category of service change application||$38.40|
Passenger transport driver fee
|Passenger transport driver annual authorisation||$99.00|
|Passenger transport driver application fee||$65.00|
|Passenger transport driver: Variation of authorisation conditions application||$14.40|
|Passenger transport driver authorisation document copy fee||$12.40|
To become an authorised on-demand booking service (ODBS), an application fee and, if approved, an annual authorisation fee, must be paid.
The one-off application fee is payable by applicants when they lodge their application.
The authorisation fee is an annual charge dependent on the number of vehicles the applicant expects to dispatch work to. This fee is payable when the application for the ODBS is approved.
When applying for authorisation, the ODBS applicant must indicate which fee band (number of vehicles) best meets their needs for the upcoming year. It is recommended that businesses apply for authorisation based on the highest number of vehicles they expect to dispatch work to over the next 12 months.
On-demand transport booking service authorisation fees
|On-demand booking service authorisation application fee*||$139.20|
|On-demand booking service authorisation: 1 vehicle||$267.30|
|On-demand booking service authorisation: 2-5 vehicles||$502.40|
|On-demand booking service authorisation: 6-15 vehicles||$1,475.20|
|On-demand booking service authorisation: 16-30 vehicles||$2,939.60|
|On-demand booking service authorisation: 31-50 vehicles||$4,810.30|
|On-demand booking service authorisation: 51-90 vehicles||$7,910.30|
|On-demand booking service authorisation: 91-150 vehicles||$13,148.20|
|On-demand booking service authorisation: 151-250 vehicles||$21,379.00|
|On-demand booking service authorisation: 251-500 vehicles||$35,275.50|
|On-demand booking service authorisation: Over 500 vehicles||$69,482.00|
|On-demand booking services: Addition or change of responsible officer||$24.60|
|On-demand booking services: Variation of authorisation conditions||$14.40|
Passing on a booking
If you operate an authorised ODBS (or have an association arrangement with an authorised ODBS) and pass a booking on to another authorised ODBS (i.e. the passenger and job details are fully communicated to the other provider who then takes full responsibility for liaising with the passenger), you do not need to count them in your fee band.
However, if you dispatch a job to another on-demand passenger transport service provider, but retain the booking and communication with the passenger (i.e. you remain 'the face' of the booking), then you must count this vehicle in your fee band when applying for authorisation.
It is important to understand the difference between these processes to ensure you choose the most appropriate fee band for your business when applying for ODBS authorisation. You must consider the maximum number of vehicles you are likely to dispatch work to over the year.
Regular passenger transport service fees
|Regular Passenger Transport Services Authorisation (RPTS) application (5 yearly)||$119.00|
|Application for variation of Regular Passenger Transport Services (RPTS) authorisation conditions||$159.40|
|Regular Passenger Transport Services (RPTS) approved route variation application||$159.40|
|Regular Passenger Transport Services (RPTS) transfer of authorisation application||$79.70|