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Key info

  • You must successfully complete a literacy assessment and taxi driver course before you apply.
  • You must be at least 20 years of age and have held an Australian driver licence for at least 12 months.
  • You must complete a medical declaration and understand the Tasmanian road rules.
  • You must apply at a service centre.
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About applying for a taxi licence

A taxi ancillary certificate is a licence which allows you to drive taxis and public passenger vehicles carrying up to 10 passengers (including the driver) for hire or reward.

Please use the online ancillary certificate tool to understand if you need to apply for this licence.

Before you apply, you must successfully complete a literacy assessment and taxi driver course at either:

How to apply

What you need to apply

Can I apply?

You can apply if you:

  • have successfully completed a literacy and training course through 13CABS or combined training
  • have held a current Australian driver licence for at least 12 months
  • are at least 20 years of age and have held your driver licence for at least 2 out of 3 years before you make an application, or
  • are 21 years or older and have held your driver licence for at least one year out of the 3 years before you make application
  • are an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident, or hold a visa allowing you to work in Australia
  • can provide a nationally coordinated criminal history check
  • hold a current working with vulnerable people card issued by the Department of Justice
  • be medically fit at the commercial standards
  • understand the Tasmanian road rules (PDF, 4.4MB) and the public passenger vehicle operating requirements.

Proving your identity

To prove your identity you must show at least:

  • One category A document and 2 category B documents, or
  • Two category A documents and one category B document.

These documents must:

  • show your current Tasmanian address
  • be the originals (not photocopies or certified copies)
  • be in English or provided with an English translation from an accredited translator.

  • Australian birth certificate (not an extract or commemorative certificate)
  • Australian citizenship papers
  • Australian passport (can be expired up to 2 years)
  • Overseas passport or visa (can be expired up to 2 years if accompanied by a current Australian visa)
  • Australian photo driver licence (can be expired up to 2 years)
  • Australian firearms licence
  • Tasmanian Government personal information card (showing your full name)
  • Department of Home Affairs travel documents or Australian Government issued Immicard
  • Department of Home Affairs certificate of evidence of resident status.

  • Medicare card
  • Bank or credit card, with signature
  • Student identity card with photo, issued by an Australian educational institution
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs or Centrelink - pensioner concession or other current entitlement card issued by the Australian Government
  • Births, Deaths and Marriages change of name/marriage certificate (not a church or celebrant document) or deed poll
  • High risk work licence issued by WorkSafe Tasmania
  • Government issued working with vulnerable people or children card.

If you have changed your address or name

If your name or address is incorrect on your licence or any documents you use to prove your identity, you must show proof of:

  • your address, and/or
  • change of name documents.

To show proof of change of address you must provide one of the following documents:

  • financial institution statement
  • lease or rent agreement
  • council rate notice
  • utility account (electricity, water, sewerage, telephone, gas)
  • land tax valuation notice
  • Australian Taxation Office assessment (current or last financial year)
  • certificate of title.

To show proof of change of name you must provide one of the following documents:

  • adoption paper issued by court
  • divorce paper issued by court, showing your original name
  • change of name registration issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages or deed poll
  • guardianship order
  • marriage certificate issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages (not a church or celebrant issued document).

Body corporate (a company or an incorporated association)

At least one of the documents from the section below must be provided. Additional documents may also be required to prove the current:

  • residential address
  • garage address
  • change of name of the body corporate.

  • Certificate of registration with an Australian Company Number (ACN)
  • Certificate of registration of change of name with an ACN
  • Extract of company with ACN
  • Certificate of registration of foreign company with Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN)
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Written authorisation on letterhead by the issuing authority, stating the Act under which it was established.

  • Certificate of registration of change of name with an ACN
  • Written authorisation on letterhead by the issuing authority, stating the Act under which established.

If you cannot provide the required identity documents, please contact us on 1300 135 513.

How much it costs

Type of certificateCost 

Ancillary certificate to drive public passenger vehicle

$20.40

Ancillary certificate in driving instruction

$51

Duplicate or replacement ancillary certificate

$17

Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

Payment options

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More Information

  • Please note that completing the training does not guarantee your application will be approved, you must meet all the eligibility criteria.
  • If your application is approved, you can begin driving a taxi straightaway.
  • If there is a problem with your application it will be sent to Transport Services for consideration and you will be contacted within 7 days.

Please visit Transport Services for more information on applying for a taxi licence.