Queensland state regulations
The Queensland Government requires all driver-partners using the Uber app to hold a current Booked Hire Driver Authorisation (DA) and Booked Hire Service Licence (BHSL) for their vehicle(s). Here's how you can get the required authorisations as quickly as possible.
The authorisation process
What you need to do
Get a Driver’s Authorisation
All driver-partners in Queensland must hold a valid Booked Hire / Taxi (BHTX) Driver’s Authorisation (DA). You can start the application online but you'll need to complete a medical assessment before you can submit your application in-person at a TMR branch.
Get a Certificate of Inspection
All vehicles must have a current Certificate of Inspection (COI) or be eligible for an exemption. To be eligible for an exemption, the vehicle must have been registered for less than 12 months.
Get a Booked Hire Service Licence
The DTMR also requires driver-partners to hold a current Booked Hire Service licence for every vehicle they choose to drive on the Uber app. To apply, the vehicle must have a current Certificate of Inspection (COI) and the relevant class of CTP insurance.
Steps in detail
Getting a driver's authorisation
Driver’s authorisation application
Start by completing an online Driver’s Authorisation application. You can access the form through your Uber account here. When complete, print your DA application form and take it with you to get a medical assessment.
Submit application to the TMR
Submit your application in-person to the TMR, along with your medical assessment and application fee. It typically takes 2-3 weeks for this to be approved.
Get a medical assessment
You can book a discount medical at the Uber Greenlight Hub in Brisbane for $75. Alternatively, you can complete a medical with your preferred GP, though prices may vary. Don't forget to take your application for your Driver’s Authorisation with you to the medical assessment.
Upload your DA to your Uber account
We will give you a courtesy call once your DA has been approved by TMR. If it has been over three weeks since submitting your application and you haven't heard from us, you can contact TMR on 13 23 80.
Once you’ve received your Driver’s Authorisation, upload it to your driver-partner profile.
Getting a booked hire service licence (BHSL)
Before you apply
In order to apply for a BHSL, you first need to get a Certificate of Inspection and have the relevant class of Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTP) for the vehicle you intend to drive.
Get a Certificate of Inspection
Visit our Inspections page to see local inspection stations and book an appointment and obtain your Certificate of Inspection.
Obtain the required CTP
All Vehicles must have the relevant class of CTP, as indicated below:
- Privately Held Vehicle: Class 26 CTP
- Rental of Leased Vehicles: Class 4 CTP
Planning to rent a vehicle? Talk to the vehicle provider to see if they include the Booked Hire Service Licence.
Apply for a BHSL
ABN and GST Registration
Driver-partners must be GST registered and provide an Australian Business Number (ABN) in order to access the Uber app. If you haven’t already, you can register for GST via the Australian Tax Office (ATO) website. Alternatively, you can do this through services like AirTax, which are free of charge.
You can provide your ABN details and confirm that you are registered for GST in the ‘Invoice Settings’ section of your Partner Dashboard. Scroll down to fill in the field marked “Australian Business Number (ABN)”, Company/Legal name, and confirm that you are registered for GST.