From 1 November 2017, Roads and Maritime provide service and information for drivers and operators of buses and coaches that have 13 seats or MORE; if their vehicles have fewer seats and they hold current Roads and Maritime Accreditation they remain until transfer to the Point to Point Transport Commission by no later than 1 November 2018.

From 1 November 2017, the Point to Point Transport (Taxis and Hire Vehicles) Act 2016 and Point to Point Transport (Taxis and Hire Vehicles) Regulation 2017 provides a new regulatory framework for passenger services undertaken in any vehicle with 12 seats or less (including the driver). From this date, the Act, the Regulation and the powers of the new industry regulator, the Point to Point Transport Commissioner, will come into effect.

An Operator or a small vehicle service operating under contract with Transport for NSW will continue until the release of the new Passenger Transport Regulation.

Report: Bus roadworthiness trends and patterns.

A report has been released: Bus roadworthiness: Trends and patterns 2009-2014 (PDF, 353Kb). The report provides information to industry on the safety and roadworthiness of buses along with trends and improvements to vehicle maintenance standards.


All operators of buses holding MORE than 13 seats must be authorised under the Passenger Transport Act 1990 or 2014.  (The 1990 Act will expire with the enactment of the new Passenger Transport Regulation in the near future.)

Find out more about becoming a bus driver.

Roads and Maritime is responsible for regulating buses and coaches in NSW.

More information for bus operators.

Bus passengers

Visit the Transport Info website for public transport information, including:

You can also call Transport Info on 131500.

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