Transfer bus, taxi or charter vehicle driver's licence (interstate/overseas)

To drive passengers for hire and reward in WA you need to hold an F or T driverís extension.

Provided you have held equivalent authorisations in other parts of Australia, you can apply under 'mutual recognition'. Overseas occupational licences are not eligible for recognition under 'mutual recognition'.

  Applying for an F or T extension via 'mutual recognition'

Interstate passenger transport driver's licence

Passenger transport is the transport of passengers by a vehicle for hire or reward. The vehicle used to undertake this transport is known as a Passenger Transport Vehicle (PTV).

Authorisation to drive a PTV issued by another Australian state or territory may be recognised in part when applying for a Western Australia licence under the Mutual Recognition (Western Australia) Act 2010 (WA).

Should you wish to apply by way of 'mutual recognition', please make application as outlined below.

Overseas passenger transport driver's licence

Passenger transport licences from overseas are not recognised in Western Australia for the purpose of carrying passengers for hire and reward.

If you wish to drive for hire and reward, you must apply for a new passenger transport driver's licence (F or T extension).

Opens in a new window Department of Justice: Mutual Recognition (Western Australia) Act 2010

  Step 1: Complete the relevant forms

To make an application for your F or T extension, you will need to submit a driver's licence application form, and a mutual recognition registration form.

The mutual recognition form must include the following information regarding your licences from another Australian state or territory:

  • Any licences authorising you to drive a PTV of any type (e.g. charter vehicles, taxis or buses).
  • Any prohibitions from driving a PTV e.g. any conditions on your original licences.
  • Any licence cancellations or disciplinary proceedings.
  • Consent to enquire with your home state or territory.

Please download and complete the driver's licence and mutual recognition forms.

LBU_F_DL_DLA_1_DriversLicenceApplication.pdf icon Driver's licence application (Form DLA1) Kb
LBU_F_DL_E33_MutualRecognitionPublicPassenger.pdf icon Mutual recognition registration (Form E33) Kb

  Step 2: Obtain a police and traffic report

National Police Certificate (NPC)

Application for your National Police Certificate (NPC) can be made at:

  • Australia Post, or
  • Online through an accredited organisation. A list of accredited organisations is available on the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission website.

The NPC must be no older than three months, and remain valid for the duration of the application process, approximately 10 working days, once a completed application is received.

Opens in a new window Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission: Information for individuals

  Step 3: Provide proof of identity

You will be required to submit sufficient proof of your identify for the application. Please refer to the fact sheet below for more information.

LBU_FS_YourSecureID.pdf icon Proof of identity requirements (Fact sheet) Kb

  Step 4: Submit the application in person (Form DLA1)

Applications via 'mutual recognition' for a F or T extension must be submitted in person at a Driver and Vehicle Services centre or regional agent.

You will need to provide:

  • Completed application Form DLA1.
  • Completed mutual recognition Form E33.
  • National Police Certificate.
  • Proof of identity documents.
  • Application fee.

Hire and reward extension (bus/taxi) fees

Fees are non-refundable.
Fee type Fee
F (bus) extension application $112.00
T (taxi) extension application $112.00
LBU_F_DL_DLA_1_DriversLicenceApplication.pdf icon Driver's licence application (Form DLA1) Kb
LBU_F_DL_E33_MutualRecognitionPublicPassenger.pdf icon Mutual recognition registration (Form E33) Kb

  Step 5: Issue of licence

If your application is successful, your licence record will be updated to include the F or T extension, and you will be advised of the outcome in writing.

However, a new driver's licence card will only be issued when you renew your current licence. You may wish to order a replacement licence that will reflect your updated authorisation to drive.

  Forms and documents used on this page: Transfer bus, taxi or charter vehicle driver's licence

 

Page last updated: Mon Jul 22 2019 12:42:39 PM