Applying for a taxi driver authority

How to become a taxi driver

Application process

The criteria for taxi driver authorisation are the requirements that applicants must meet before a taxi driver authority can be issued by Roads and Maritime Services. 

Applicants must:

  • Hold a NSW driver licence (fully unrestricted).
  • Have attended and successfully completed an assessment of English language applicable to taxi drivers at the Adult Migrant English Service (AMES) if driving in the Sydney metropolitan area.
  • Be medically fit
  • Submit the completed and signed Application for an Authority to Drive Taxi-Cab  Link to external website, and attach all of the documents requested to RMS with a $45 payment (non-refundable).

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