Bus accreditation fees

This page provides information about application fee for commercial and local bus services; payment methods; annual accreditation fees; and how fees are calculated.

Application fees for bus operator accreditation

The table provides the application fee for commercial and local bus services. This fee must accompany your application for bus operator accreditation. 

Service Application fee
Commercial bus service

$568.80

Local bus service

$568.80

Payment methods

  • Cheques made payable to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
  • Credit card (MasterCard or Visa only)

Mail your payment/details with your application form to:

Transport Safety Victoria
PO Box 2797
Melbourne VIC 3001

Annual accreditation fees 

Accredited bus operators will receive an invoice for annual accreditation fees from Transport Safety Victoria. The invoice will provide details about your payment options. Annual fees are not required to be paid if applying for accreditation.

The table provides details of the annual fee for commercial and local bus services. 

Service Annual fee

Commercial bus service

$284.40 (which includes the first bus). Plus $78.21 for each additional bus.

Local bus service

$284.40 (which includes the first bus). Plus $78.21 for each additional bus.

How are fees calculated?

Bus operator annual accreditation fees are calculated using the formula provided in Schedule 3 of the Bus Safety Regulations 2010 (Vic).

The formula references the term 'fee unit', the value of which is established under the Monetary Units Act 2004 (Vic). The value of a fee unit for the 2017-18 financial year is $14.22. All fees are exempt from GST.

You can read more about the Victorian Government's indexation of fees and penalties on the Department of Treasury and Finance website.