Renew or replace a Bus driver authority

It’s your responsibility to renew your driver authority before it expires. We’ll send you a renewal form (PDF, 400Kb) prior to the renewal date on your authority.

Renewing your driver authority

Driver authorities are valid for three years.

Roads and Maritime Services will send you a renewal form prior to the renewal date on your authority.

To renew your authority, you need to complete the renewal form then scan the completed documents on both sides and email to busapplications@rms.nsw.gov.au along with a recent colour headshot and payment confirmation.

Payment can also be made through My Records or by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Please see EFT details below:

Bank: Westpac
BSB:032-001
Account number: 170497

You must provide your driver licence number in the reference field of your financial institution when processing your payment. The receipt details provided by the bank must be scanned and sent with your renewal application so that we can confirm your payment before processing.

Medical assessments

If you require a medical assessment when you renew your driver authority, Roads and Maritime will send you a letter advising of this requirement.

Drivers over the age of 60 and drivers with specific medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiac or neurological conditions must provide annual health assessments.

Late renewal

You must renew your driver authority within six months of its expiry date. If your driver authority is expired more than three months, you will have to reapply for an authority.

Replacing your driver authority

If your driver authority is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, you can apply for a replacement.

You’ll need to provide:

There is no fee for replacing your bus driver authority.

View a list of other fees.

Until further notice, applications will only be accepted via email. Please do not mail or drop off applications at the Concierge Office at the Octagon Building Parramatta.

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