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Key info

  • Your vehicle must be registered in Tasmania to be registered as a hire and drive vehicle.
  • Your vehicle may need to be inspected.
  • You must be accredited to operate as a hire and drive passenger service.
  • You must apply at a service centre.
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    About applying to register a hire and drive vehicle

    A passenger vehicle that is let or rented out for hire to be driven by the hirer must be registered as a hire and drive vehicle.

    There are 2 types of hire and drive vehicles:

    • less than 10 seats, or
    • 10 or more seats.

    The hire and drive operations information sheet (PDF, 154KB) has more information on hire and drive vehicle registration.

    How to apply

    What you need to apply

    For vehicles with less than 10 seats

    If the vehicle is already registered in Tasmania and less than 3 years old, you must provide:

    • your current Tasmanian licence or proof of identity documents
    • payment.

    If the vehicle is already registered in Tasmania and more than 3 years old, in addition to the above, you must also provide:

    If the vehicle is not registered in Tasmania, in addition to all of the above, you must also:

    For vehicles with 10 or more seats

    If the vehicle is registered in Tasmania, you must provide:

    If the vehicle is not registered in Tasmania, in addition to the above, you must also:

    If the vehicle is registered in someone else's name

    You must also provide:

    • a letter of authority from the registered owner clearly stating that you have permission act on their behalf
    • a copy of the registered owner's current Tasmanian licence or proof of identity documents.

    If the vehicle is registered in a company name

    You must also provide:

    • proof that you are from the company with either:
      • a letter of authority on company letterhead clearly stating that you have permission act on their behalf, or
      • being in company uniform when you attend a service centre, or
      • a business card printed with the company logo and your name

    Can I apply?

    You can apply if you are accredited and the vehicle is, or is going to be, registered in Tasmania.

    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

    To find out how much you need to pay, please visit Transport Services.

    Payment options

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    More Information

    • When booking an inspection, it is a good idea to check what your vehicle needs to pass the inspection.
    • If you are looking to let or rent out your car through the car next door program, please visit car next door for more information.
    • Once a vehicle is registered as a hire and drive vehicle, it must be inspected on a regular basis, depending on:
      • how many seats the vehicle has
      • the age and type of vehicle.

    Please visit Transport Services for more information on applying to register a hire and drive vehicle.