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Ancillary Certificate types and activities

What is an Ancillary Certificate to drive a public passenger vehicle?

A Public Passenger Vehicle Ancillary Certificate authorises you to drive a Public Passenger Vehicle that carries passengers, you will require an Ancillary Certificate if:

  • the passenger service is a transport concern within the meaning of the Passenger Transport Services Act 2011 (Act.);      
  • the passenger services is available for use by any member of the general public:      
  • the passengers, or any of them, have to pay a fare within the meaning of that Act:      

Do I need an ancillary certificate?

Ancillary Certificates have restrictions on the type of PPV you can operate and/or the tasks you can undertake.

Main activities

There are 4 main activities you can apply to perform.

Ancillary Certificate – Taxi  (PPV- Taxi)

  • Allows the holder to operator all public passenger vehicles* including taxis for all vehicle types they are licensed to operate – see licence classes.       

Ancillary Certificate – Other (PPV – Other)

  • Allows the holder to operator any public passenger vehicles* excluding taxis for all vehicle types they are licensed to operate – see licence classes.       

Ancillary Certificate – Ride-Source  (PPV-Other and “X condition”)

  • Allows the holder to operate a nominated Ride-Source Vehicle (The Vehicle registration number is noted on the X Condition attached to the Ancillary Certificate)

    To operate any other Public Passenger Vehicles the holder must  make an application for PPV-Taxi or PPV-Other

Ancillary Certificate – Driving Instruction (PPV –Instructor)

  • Allows the holder to provide paid instruction to learner drivers.  More Information - Driving Instruction.      

* If you hold a current Ancillary Certificate and you wish to operate as a ride-source driver you need to apply for ride-sourcing  contact a Platform Provider for more information.