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 guide to bus operator accreditation

We've created a video explaining who needs to apply for bus operator accreditation, how to apply, and the criteria you must meet to become accredited. The Bus Operator Accreditation video includes closed captions.

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