What documentation do I need to start driving?
- Unrestricted Australian Driver Licence
You must have held a full Australian Driver Licence for a minimum of 12 months. The Driver Licence must be current and valid. International, probationary or learner’s Driver Licences are not permitted.
- NSW Private Hire Vehicle Driver Authority
For more information, visit this website. If you currently hold a valid Taxi or Bus Driver Authority, please fill out this form.
Otherwise, please complete the following forms, organise an appointment with your General Practitioner, undergo a National Police History Check, and submit your application to the Roads and Maritime Services:
- Vehicle Insurance
Please provide a full copy of your valid Third Party Property (Fire and Theft), Third Party Property Damage, or Comprehensive vehicle insurance certificate. CTP is not adequate vehicle insurance.
The document must have your name printed as the policy holder or nominated driver, and it must display the vehicle’s registration number, details, type of cover, and a future expiry date.
NOTE: The document is often called a ‘Certificate of Currency’ or ‘Certificate of Insurance’.
- Profile Photo
Please provide a recent, clear and well-lit image of yourself. Your photo will allow passengers to easily identify you, so make sure you smile and dress smart.
When are the peak hours?
The graphic below shows the peak periods when most passengers are on their daily commute to and from work, or are going out on the weekend.
The evening peak times also apply to the night before a Public Holiday. All other hours are classified and charged as off-peak.
How do fares get calculated?