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

There is an application fee for commercial and local bus service operator accreditation. An invoice will be sent to your nominated email address for payment of the fee.

ServiceApplication fee
Commercial bus service$601.20
Local bus service$601.20

These fees are accurate from 1 July 2021.

Payment methods

These payment options will be listed on your invoice along with your reference number.

Credit card

Pay securely by Visa/Mastercard via phone or online:

BPAY

You will need the Biller Code and Reference number shown on your invoice. Contact your bank or financial institution to make this payment from your cheque, savings, debit card or transaction account.

Learn more on the BPAY website

Electronic funds transfer

Please include the Reference number shown on your invoice.

BSB: 033-222
Account: 180001

Remit to: accounts.receivable@transport.vic.gov.au

Cheque payment

Please include the Reference number shown on your invoice.

Payable to: Department of Transport

Remit to: Bus Safety Victoria, PO Box 2392, Melbourne VIC 3001

Post Billpay

Pay in person by taking a copy of your invoice to any Australia Post Office (credit card not accepted for this payment option).

Learn about Post Billpay on the Australia Post website

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.

ServiceAnnual fee
Commercial bus service$300.60 (which includes the first bus). Plus $82.70 for each additional bus.
Local bus service$300.60 (which includes the first bus). Plus $82.70 for each additional bus.

These fees are accurate from 1 July 2021.

How are fees calculated?

Bus operator annual accreditation fees are calculated using the formula provided in Part 9 of the Bus Safety Regulations 2020 (Vic).

The formula references the term 'fee unit', the value of which is established under the Monetary Units Act 2004 (Vic). 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.

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