What is driver authorisation and operator accreditation

Under the Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994, all Queensland public passenger service:

  • drivers must be authorised—to drive
  • operators must be accredited.

Driver authorisation

Driver authorisation is a qualification that allows you to drive a public passenger service—including taxis, buses, limousines or booked hire services.

Find out more about passenger transport driver authorisation.

Operator accreditation

Operator accreditation is a qualification that allows you to operate a public passenger service.

Operators of (road-based) public passenger services in Queensland are required to hold operator accreditation unless an exemption applies. Exempt services include:

  • booked hire services (including booked hire services provided in limousines)
  • taxi services
  • some courtesy and community transport services.

Read more about operator accreditation for public passenger services, including what accreditation is needed for different service types.

More information

For more information on driver authorisation and operator accreditation, you can contact a: