- Your vehicle must be registered in Tasmania before a public passenger registration can be added.
- You must have your vehicle inspected as a public passenger vehicle at an approved inspection station with your accreditation certificate.
- The inspection is only valid for 30 days.
- You must apply at a service centre.
About applying to register a large public passenger vehicle
A large public passenger vehicle has 10 seats or more, including the driver's seat.
The large passenger vehicle information sheet (PDF, 155KB) has more information about large public passenger vehicle registration.
How to apply
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What you need to apply
- provide an approved public passenger inspection report
- provide an approved light vehicle inspection report
- have a proof of entitlement document
- have your current Tasmanian licence or proof of identity documents
- return any remaining plates
- pay the fee.
If the vehicle is registered in someone else's name, you also must bring:
- 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 also must bring:
- 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
You must pay the cost of registering the vehicle plus the MAIB premium for the amount of seats in the vehicle.
- if you have 10 to 16 seats, you pay the premium for a medium public passenger vehicle,
- or if you have 17 seats or more, you pay the premium for a large public passenger vehicle.
Please visit Transport Services for more information about MAIB premiums on vehicle registrations.
- When booking an inspection, it is a good idea to ask what your vehicle needs to pass the inspection.
- Vehicles with 10 or more seats must be registered as a large public passenger vehicle. If you have a vehicle of this size for private use, you will be exempt from the MAIB premium costs associated with public passenger vehicles.
- Once a vehicle is registered as a public passenger vehicle, it must be inspected on a regular basis, depending on the age and type of vehicle.
Please visit Transport Services for more information on applying to register a large public passenger vehicle.