COVID-19: Updates on Department of Transport services

On-demand Transport

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COVID-19 information for passenger transport industry

Find COVID-19 information for the WA passenger transport industry.


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Get ready for passenger transport driver (PTD) authorisations

PTD authorisations are replacing bus (F) and taxi (T) licence extensions. You will need a PTD authorisation if you transport passengers as part of your paid or volunteer work.


Check PTV

Confirm your passenger transport vehicle (PTV) authorisation

You may confirm your PTV details online using DoTDirect.



On-demand transport includes a taxi, charter vehicle or regular passenger transport vehicle, which provides a passenger with flexibility around the route they take and the time they travel.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Keeping drivers and passengers safe

The WA Department of Health website has up-to-date information about coronavirus (COVID-19) in WA.

End of ban on surge pricing

For the purposes of Regulation 129(2) of the Transport (Road Passenger Services) Regulations 2020, which prohibits surge pricing in an emergency area, the whole state of Western Australia has been declared an exempt area from the State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This means on-demand booking services can now re-commence surge pricing at times of high demand in Western Australia, even with the COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration still being in effect.

If an emergency of a different nature (such as a flood, bush fire or major security incident) is declared within Western Australia, surge pricing in relation to that emergency will not be permitted.

Read the CEO Department of Transportís determination on surge pricing prohibition.

About on-demand transport

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Read more about: About on-demand transport

On-demand transport is the transport of passengers for hire or reward where the passenger or hirer determines the locations for the beginning and end of the journey, as well as the time of travel.

On-demand booking services

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Read more about: On-demand booking services

All individuals and/or businesses that take bookings for an on-demand trip from a customer and arrange a driver and vehicle to service that trip are required to be authorised as an On-demand Booking Service (ODBS).

Passenger transport drivers (PTD)

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Read more about: Passenger transport drivers (PTD)

This section includes information on licence requirements, responsibilities, compliance checks and safety for drivers in the passenger transport industry.

On-demand transport passengers

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Read more about: On-demand transport passengers

Find out about the different types of transport options for passengers, safety, fares, subsidies and transport for people with a disability.

Passenger transport vehicles (PTV)

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Read more about: Passenger transport vehicles (PTV)

This section provides information on requirements and responsibilities for Passenger Transport Vehicles (PTVs), how to get a PTV authorisation, camera surveillance units and fees and charges for vehicles operating in the passenger transport industry.

Tourism passenger transport services

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Read more about: Tourism passenger transport services

The Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018 (the Act) introduces changes to the licensing of tourism, as well as the regular and on-demand passenger transport industries.

Regular passenger transport services

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Read more about: Regular passenger transport services

The Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018 (the Act) introduces changes to the licensing of regular, as well as the tourism and on-demand passenger transport industries.

On-demand transport resources

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Read more about: On-demand transport resources

Here you will find forms and publications available relating to on-demand transport services in Western Australia.

COVID-19 information for passenger transport industry

COVID-19 relief for passenger transport

Read more about: COVID-19 information for passenger transport industry

Find COVID-19 information for the WA passenger transport industry.

Contact On-demand Transport

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Read more about: Contact On-demand Transport

Contact On-demand Transport for feedback or queries about the passenger transport industry in WA. We also administer and can provide advice on various travel subsidies.

On-demand transport site map

Use this page to help locate key areas of the On-demand Transport site.

Go to On-demand transport site map
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Page last updated: Thu May 13 2021 4:09:34 PM