On-demand transport industry portals

A range of tools and processes have been developed to help the passenger transport industry meet their safety obligations. Find out how to access and use these tools to contribute to the safety of the WA passenger transport industry.

  Driver and Vehicle Industry Dashboard

Authorised service providers can access the Driver and Vehicle Industry Dashboard (DVID) via DoTDirect to confirm authorisation information about the drivers and vehicles they dispatch work to.

For more information visit the Driver and Vehicle Industry Dashboard page.
 

Passenger transport web services


Passenger transport web services allow on-demand booking services to integrate passenger transport vehicle (PTV) and passenger transport driver (PTD) authorisation data into their own applications.  

Passenger transport web services provide access to the same information as the Driver and Vehicle Industry Dashboard, but allow ODBSs to integrate this data with their own digital systems (such as dispatch software).

Read more on Passenger transport web services.

  Notifiable occurrence reporting

What is a notifiable occurrence?

A notifiable occurrence is an incident of a serious nature that involves, or has the potential to result in injury, violence or abuse of a person. 

Notifiable occurrences include:

  • an incident involving the vehicle being used to provide a passenger transport service that must be reported to the police under section 56 of the Road Traffic Act 1974;
  • an accident or incident involving a vehicle being used to provide a passenger transport service that results in:
    • an injury that is treated by an ambulance officer; or
    • an injured person being treated at a hospital;
  • a collision involving a vehicle being used to provide a passenger transport service that results in damage to the vehicle that is sufficient to prevent the completion of the journey in that vehicle;
  • a mechanical or other fault in a vehicle being used to provide a passenger transport service that renders the vehicle unsuitable to be used to provide a passenger transport service without substantial or significant mechanical repairs or services;
  • an incident involving a driver or a passenger of a vehicle being used to provide a passenger transport service that results in a complaint to the police involving allegations of:
    • sexual assault; or
    • indecent exposure; or
    • assault; or
    • physical threats or other intimidation;
  • an incident involving the conduct of a driver while driving a vehicle being used to provide a passenger transport service that results in the driver being charged with a serious offence. Serious offences are defined in the Transport (Road Passenger Services) Regulations 2020, including specific provisions under the Road Traffic Act 1974 and The Criminal Code;
  • an incident involving:
    • the misplacement of a visual, audiovisual or audio recording from a camera surveillance unit installed in a passenger transport vehicle; or
    • the use in contravention of regulation 111 of a visual, audiovisual or audio recording from a camera surveillance unit fitted in a passenger transport vehicle; or
    • the viewing, downloading, copying, playing, editing or erasing of a visual, audiovisual or audio recording in contravention of regulation 113.

What is a notifiable occurrence report?

On-demand booking services (ODBSs) and passenger transport drivers are required to report notifiable occurrences to the Department of Transport (DoT) via DoTDirect. Reporting notifiable occurrences facilitates the monitoring of safety and causes of incidents in the passenger transport industry. 

Notifiable occurrence reports must be made as soon as practicable after the ODBS or the driver becomes aware of the notifiable occurrence.

Who needs to submit a notifiable occurrence report?

Authorised ODBSs and authorised passenger transport drivers have a responsibility to submit notifiable occurrence reports and must do this through their DoTDirect account. 

All authorised ODBSs are required to also keep a register of all notifiable occurrences they become aware of.

How to submit a notifiable occurrence report

Notifiable occurrence reports can only be made via DoTDirect.

You will be asked to complete details of the incident and select the category that best matches the incident. Notifiable occurrences can fit under the below categories.

Category Description
Vehicle accident: Trip was completed and no ambulance or hospital treatment required Vehicle accident: minor.
Vehicle accident: Trip was unable to be completed, no ambulance or hospital treatment required. Vehicle accident: moderate.
Vehicle accident resulting in ambulance or hospital treatment required. Vehicle accident: serious.
Vehicle unable to be used due to mechanical failure. Mechanical failure.
Complaint made to police about driver behaviour (e.g. physical or sexual assault, intimidation). Driver conduct: criminal complaint.
Complaint made to police about passenger behaviour (e.g. physical or sexual assault, intimidation). Passenger conduct: criminal complaint.
Driver charged by police with serious offence related to conduct while driving. Driver conduct: criminal charge.
Misuse of camera surveillance unit device or recording. Camera misuse.

Read the Notifiable occurrences and alleged driver conducting reporting user guide (below) for more information on how to submit a report.

  Alleged driver conduct reporting

What is an alleged driver conduct report?

An alleged driver conduct report is a report made by an authorised ODBS to notify DoT of allegations that a driver of an on-demand passenger transport vehicle was engaged in conduct that would affect the driverís suitability to drive in the on-demand transport industry. Alleged driver conduct reports must be made within 48 hours of the ODBS becoming aware of the alleged conduct. 

Submitting an alleged driver conduct report

Authorised ODBSs have a responsibility to submit alleged driver conduct reports and must do this through their DoTDirect account.

The report is made online via the ODBS DoTDirect account. It must contain the details of any driver that has (or is alleged to have) engaged in any conduct or omission which a reasonable person would consider affecting their suitability to be an authorised driver. This includes information pertaining to either their character or adherence to road safety principles.

Read the Notifiable occurrences and alleged driver conducting reporting user guide (below) for more information on how to submit a report.

 

  On-demand transport provider authorisation status look-up

It is important that passengers only take on-demand transport trips with authorised providers. 

Check the authorisation status of any passenger transport driver or on-demand booking service using DoTís online look-ups Ė visit Check your on-demand transport provider is authorised for more information.

Check your driverís authorisation status
List of authorised on-demand booking service providers
Page last updated: Tue Oct 3 2023 10:03:56 AM