Restricted Hire Vehicle licence

The Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Bill 2017 passed through the Victorian parliament on 10 August 2017. Information about the changes is available on the Industry reforms page.

As these changes will be taking effect in stages, low cost licences are not yet available to purchase.

Until further notice, existing licensing and assignment arrangements will continue to apply.

Restricted Hire Vehicle (RHV) licences are issued for pre-booked services only. This licence caters specifically for:

  • vehicles aged 25 years and over
  • motorcycle tours
  • tricycle tours
  • 4WD off-road tours
  • vehicles with a seating capacity for between 8-9 seats used in connection with a tour package.

RHVs are subject to the licence conditions that are to be with the vehicle at all times.

They are permitted to operate at Melbourne or Avalon Airports provided they are pre-booked, form part of their service route and adhere to their licence conditions.

How to apply for a Restricted Hire Vehicle licence.

Restricted Hire Vehicles can be identified by the rectangular windscreen sticker and include the vehicle's registration number (pictured below). These change colour each year.

Restricted Vehicle Sticker

Note: Restricted Hire Vehicle licences are issued under section 141B of the Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983 (Vic) and are non-transferable.