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?
- Do you need and Ancillary Certificate? (PDF, 163.61 KB)
- Self-Assessment – Ancillary Certificate Tool (online tool)
Ancillary Certificates have restrictions on the type of PPV you can operate and/or the tasks you can undertake.
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.
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