NSW Bus & Coach Driver Authority

Want to work as a bus or coach driver?

Authority Information

In New South Wales, if you intend to drive a public passenger vehicle such as a Route Bus, Coach, Mini Bus, or Shuttle Service, you must have a NSW Bus Driver Authority.



All participants must:

  • Be at least 20 years of age.
  • Hold an unrestricted/unconditional driver’s licence issued in New South Wales, and have held unrestricted Australian driver licence issues in any Australian state or territory for a total of a least 12 months of the previous 2 years.
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa allowing you to work in Australia.
  • Be medically fit (see details of medical assessment requirements in the information package).

Course Content

Workplace Legislation and Procedures Standard
Work Health and Safety Procedures Standard
Fatigue Management Standard
Breakdown or Emergency Standard
Workplace Communication Standard
Dealing with Passengers Standard

Course Duration

Approximately 4 hours

Course Assessment

The assessment includes two Sections:

Section A requires that the student correctly complete 102 ‘open book’ questions.
Section B requires that the student demonstrate that they:

  • Have a positive attitude to accepting the responsibilities associated with the concept of ‘Duty of Care’
  • Have the ability to clearly communicate in English during emergency ‘situations’
  • Have the aptitude to deal with different customers fairly and equitably
  • Have a professional approach to learning the requirements of the Bus Driver Authority Training
Assessment can be conducted “one-on-one” or in small groups.


Training conducted at our Horsley Park premises.

Course fee

Call us on 1300 521 289 or  email us anytime for our current fee schedule.