TAXI DRIVER ELIGIBILITY CHECK
Read the information below on eligibility criteria and application requirements:
1) Are you eligible to become a Taxi driver in NSW? and,
2) What you will need for your application?
Then click on ''Start Online Application' button at the end of the information section to begin your application.
1. ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO BECOME A TAXI DRIVER IN NSW?
Important First step: You will need to have the T condition (passenger transport code) added to your licence.
Please read below
To qualify to be a new taxi driver, you must meet all of the following:
Have held an Australian Driver Licence for a total of at least 12 months in the previous two years. (eg. if you have been driving on an unrestricted licence in another state for a total of 12 months then you are eligible, but, you must provide driving history from the state in Australia from where you came.)
Hold an unrestricted NSW Driver Licence. (If you do not have a NSW Driver Licence yet but have been driving with a full licence in other states for over 12 months, you must apply for this first with RMS)
Be at least 20 years old.
Be medically fit to drive a passenger transport vehicle. (Service NSW will determine this).
If required, complete an English language test of conversational English (for metropolitan Sydney applicants only).
Please note: The University of Western Sydney is now providing NSW Government-endorsed assessment tests specifically for Sydney Taxi Drivers (applicants who hold an Australian/UK/NZ/USA/Canada passport, or completed their Higher School Certificate or Tertiary Degree where the course and assessments were conducted in English, may be exempt from this requirement. Further training for those who qualify under the exemption may be required under the discretion of the NSW Taxi Council on boarding team and management.
If you meet these requirements, your next steps are:
Getting a Passenger Transport Code (T condition) added to your licence
Visit your local Service NSW
Request to complete an Application to become a Point to Point Transport Passenger Vehicle Driver, you will need to apply for a Passenger Transport Licence Code. Download your application form here and lodge this to your local Service NSW outlet.
If deemed medically "fit" and safe to drive a Point to Point Transport Passenger Vehicle, Service NSW staff will notify you that you have been successful and a Passenger Transport Code (PTP Code or T Condition) will be applied to your current NSW Drivers Licence in the Roads & Maritime Service System. This code begins with a 'T'. To understand why this process has changes, please visit the Point to Point Transport for further information.
This does NOT mean you can now legally drive a Taxi.
The T condition only means you are now eligible to apply to become a Taxi Driver in NSW. Once this process is complete, you may then apply to become a NSW Taxi Driver by clicking on the "Start Application" towards the end of this information section.
2. WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR YOUR APPLICATION?
You will need 4 forms of identification for the application
Most Applicants use their:
1. NSW Drivers Licence (with an added T condition - passenger transport licence code from Service NSW)
3. Medicare Card and
4. Debit/Credit card
Any applicant who is not an Australian Citizen, will also require:
- a VEVO check for Right to Work.
- English Proficiency (IELTS or equivalent - Sydney Metro only).
Please see the Document Reference Guide below for other accepted forms of identification:
Document Reference Guide
You will require 1 x ID from Commencement of ID from the following examples
Full Australian birth certificate (not an extract or birth card)
Current Australian passport (not expired)
Australian visa current at time of entry to Australia as a resident or tourist
ImmiCard issued by Immigration and Border Protection
Certificate of identity issued by Foreign Affairs and Trade to refugees and non-Australian citizens for entry to Australia
Document of identity issued by Foreign Affairs and Trade to Australian (eg. VEVO) citizens or persons who
Have the nationality of a Commonwealth country for travel purposes
Certificate of evidence of resident status.
You will require 1 x ID from Primary Use in Community from the following examples
Current Australian drivers license, learner permit or provisional license issued by a state or territory, showing a signature and/or photo and the same name as claimed
Australian marriage certificate issued by a state or territory (church or celebrant-issued certificates are not accepted)
Current passport issued by a country other than Australia with a valid entry stamp or visa
Current proof of age or photo identity card issued by an Australian Government agency in the name of the
Applicant, with a signature and photo
Current shooters or firearms license showing a signature and photo (not minor or junior permit or license)
For persons under 18 years of age with no other Primary Use in Community Documents, a current student
Identification card with a signature or photo.
You will require 2 x ID’s from Secondary Use In Community Documents from the following examples
Certificate of identity issued by Foreign Affairs and Trade
Document of identity issued by Foreign Affairs and Trade
Convention travel document secondary (United Nations) issued by Foreign Affairs and Trade
Foreign government issued documents (for example, drivers license)
Enrolment with the Australian Electoral Commission
Security guard or crowd control photo license
Evidence of right to an Australian government benefit (Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs)
Consular photo identity card issued by Foreign Affairs and Trade
Photo identity card issued to an officer by a police force
Photo identity card issued by the Australian Defence Force
Photo identity card issued by the Australian Government or a state or territory government
Aviation Security Identification Card
Maritime Security Identification card
Credit reference check
Australian tertiary student photo identity document
Australian secondary student photo identity document
Certified academic transcript from an Australian university
Trusted referees report
START ONLINE APPLICATION
The charges for the application process are $110 AUD. This covers your Application, Verification, Online Training, Crime check and Taxi ID Card.
You can make the payment online using a Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card during the application process. You cannot pay by cash, personal or bank cheques.
Have you got all the documents for eligibility check?
Click on the button below to start your application