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In New South Wales a driver of a public passenger vehicle must hold a NSW “Driver Authority for drivers of public passenger”. Transport for NSW has approved a Bus Driver Authority course jointly developed by BusNSW, the Association representing New South Wales bus operators, and Into Training Australia.

To obtain an Authority to drive buses, an applicant must meet the required criteria:

  • Be at least twenty [20] years of age

  • Hold an unrestricted/unconditional driver licence issued in NSW

  • Have held an unrestricted Australian driver licencefor a total of at least twelve [12] months in the two [2] years immediately preceding the date of the application

  • Have passed an examination or assessment, at a level determined by the Director-General, in medical fitness


Satisfy that he or she:

  • May lawfully work in Australia

  • Have knowledge of the Act and Regulations relating to the operation of a bus (copies of the Act & Regulations are available on the Internet)

  • Is of good repute and in all other respects a fit and proper person to be the driver of the vehicle concerned (RMS will check to see whether an applicant has a criminal record)

  • Has sufficient responsibility to drive the vehicle concerned in accordance with law and custom

Once an applicant has determined that they meet the criteria, they must lodge the following with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS):

  • Driver Authority Application Form (completed and signed)

  • Medical Assessment Form (completed) – this will involve a medical examination and, if a further medical referral is required, a completed Medical Specialist Assessment Report Form

  • Photocopy of the applicant’s driving licence

  • Two [2] recent colour photographs (65mm x 65mm) that comply with the requirements indicated on the Driver Authority Application Form

  • Non-refundable cheque or money order payable to RMS

  • Evidence of the successful completion of a Bus Driver Authority training course

  • Birth Certificate, Passport or Citizenship Certificate


Click here to view the list of active Bus Driver Authority trainers.

Please contact Into Training Australia to register your interest in our next NSW Bus Driver Authority Trainer course.

Please note, to attend a NSW Bus Driver Authority Trainer course, you must hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110). For further information regarding this course, please contact our office via email bda@intotraining.com.au or phone 1300 739 881