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Hire car drivers

Sections of the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017 relating to commercial passenger vehicle licences are now law. Information about the changes is available on the Industry reforms page.

The below information may be out of date as this page is currently under review.

This section provides an overview of the processes for becoming a hire car driver.

Becoming a hire car driver

The following Commercial Passenger Vehicles are classified as hire cars:

  • route, tour and charter buses
  • wedding vehicles
  • tour vehicles
  • other special purpose vehicles
  • restricted hire car vehicles, such motorcycles and vehicles manufactured more than 25 years ago.

More information on how to apply is available on the page Accreditation to drive a hire car.