Apply to be an accredited bus operator

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You must apply for bus operator accreditation if you intend to operate a commercial bus service using buses with 13 or more seats which provides a:

  • Route bus service
  • Demand responsive bus service
  • Tour and charter bus service
  • Courtesy bus service (other than a non-commercial courtesy bus service)
  • Local bus service

Find out more about the types of bus service and operator requirements.

This section contains information on the bus operator accreditation application process, including:

The video below is a good starting point if you are thinking about applying for accreditation. It is also worth checking out the frequently asked questions about bus operator accreditation on this website.

A short guide to bus operator accreditation

This video explains who needs to apply for bus operator accreditation, how to apply, and the criteria you must meet to become accredited.

Since this video was made, the regulations have been updated to the Bus Safety Regulations 2020 (Vic) and the Taxi Services Commission has become Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV).

View the video transcript

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