All drivers of public passenger buses seating 13 or more must be authorised under the Passenger Transport Act 1990.
Apply for a Bus Driver Authority
To become a bus driver in NSW, you need to have a Bus Driver Authority.
Bus driver medicals
Bus drivers need a medical assessment to apply for a driver authority. Their age or health conditions may necessitate regular assessments.
Converting an interstate or New Zealand bus driver authority (or equivalent) to NSW
If you hold a current bus driver authority from another Australian state or from New Zealand, you can apply for Mutual Recognition.
Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR)
If you hold an interstate Bus Driver Authority, you may be able to work temporarily in NSW under Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR).
Conditions and responsibilities
If you hold a bus or coach driver authority, you must abide by the conditions and responsibilities of the authority.