Application process for bus accreditation

This page explains how you can apply to become an accredited bus operator in Victoria.

The bus operator accreditation application form can be downloaded below in PDF or Word format. You can complete the form online, save it to your computer and email to us. Alternatively you can print the completed form and return it to us by the method of your choice using the details provided in the form.

Supporting documents

Your application form must be accompanied with supporting evidence that demonstrates your competence and capacity to safely operate a commercial or local bus service.

A checklist of what is required is provided on page 5 of the application form. More information is also provided on the Methods of demonstrating competence page.

Before you submit your application, contact the bus accreditation and registration team to clarify what supporting evidence you are required to submit.

Refusing bus operator accreditation

Accreditation may be refused if the applicant or relevant person:

  • Has been found guilty of a tier 1 offence
  • Has previously had accreditation cancelled
  • Is insolvent, in receivership, under administration or winding up.