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Land Transport Rule: Operator Licensing 2017

Published: | Category: Operator licensing , Land transport rules | Audience: General

This Rule sets out the requirements for obtaining and retaining a licence to operate a large passenger service, small passenger service, rental service, vehicle recovery service, or goods service. It also contains requirements that apply to transport service drivers and hirers of rental service vehicles.

About the rule

The rule currently available is a principal rule. If it is amended in future a consolidated format (including amendments) will also be made available on this website. The electronic versions of legislation on this website, and any legislation printed from the website:

  • have no official status
  • are made available for information only and should not be relied on as the authoritative text.

About the questions and answers

Questions and answers are provided to accompany a new rule or amendment rule when it is signed. These versions of the questions and answers are not updated to take into account any later amendments to the rule and are retained for historic interest only.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Rules Team by emailing

Publication details

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  • Published: 31 August 2017
  • Reference: Rule 81001/2017

Printed copies are available from Blue Star. 

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