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    About applying to register a small public passenger vehicle

    Small public passenger vehicles have 9 seats or less (including the driver).

    Please visit Transport Services (PDF, 188KB) for more information about small public passenger vehicles.

    How to apply

    What you need to apply

    If the vehicle is already registered in Tasmania, you need:

    If the vehicle is not registered in Tasmania, you need:

    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 have a passenger transport accreditation, and the vehicle is, or is going to be, registered in Tasmania.

    If you are registering for a taxi, the vehicle cannot be older than 7 years.

    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

    If the vehicle is already registered in Tasmania, you pay a pro-rata MAIB premium for any remaining registration period. The cost depends on what type of public passenger vehicle you are registering as.

    If the vehicle is not already registered in Tasmania, you pay the cost of registering a light vehicle, plus the MAIB premium for a small public passenger vehicle.

    Please visit Transport Services for more information about MAIB premiums on vehicle registrations.

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    More Information

    • When you make a booking at an approved inspection station let them know that your vehicle needs to pass a public passenger inspection.
    • Once a vehicle is registered as a public passenger vehicle, inspections will be needed on a regular basis, depending on the age and type of vehicle.

    Please visit Transport Services (PDF, 188KB) for more information on applying to register a small public passenger vehicle.