Passenger Transport Act 1990 No 39


As amended to Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (No 25). Sch 5.28 commenced 29 June 2018. Current to 21 August 2018.


The Passenger Transport Act 2014 has not yet commenced in full (see below). The 1990 version remains in force.


Section 60(1): Proceedings for an offence against the Act or regulations may be dealt with summarily before the Local Court or before the Supreme Court in its summary jurisdiction.

Section 60(2): The maximum monetary penalty that may be imposed by the Local Court for an offence under the Act or regulations is 500 pu or the maximum monetary penalty provided for the offence, whichever is less.

Time for commencement

Section 60(3): Proceedings for an offence may be commenced not later than one year after the date alleged to be the date on which the offence was committed.

7(1) Unaccredited person carry out public passenger service 500 pu*
[1000 pu]
9B(3) Service operator contravene/fail to comply with accreditation 500 pu
9D(5) Accredited bus service operator fail to comply with condition re safety system 500 pu*
[1000 pu]
11(1) Drive public passenger vehicle (other than a ferry) without appropriate authority 100 pu
11B(3) Holder of authority contravene/fail to comply with condition 100 pu
53A Unauthorised advertising for non-accredited/non-authorised service/service involving unlicensed vehicle 50 pu
53B(1) Not return accreditation/authority etc relating to bus/taxi-cab/private hire vehicle 25 pu
54 Fraudulently alter/obtain/use etc accreditation/authority/authorisation 20 pu
55(2) Fail to comply with request to state name/address; state incorrect name, address 5 pu
56 Hinder etc authorised officer in execution of functions Corp 500 pu*; Indiv 500 pu
[1000 pu]
63(4) Regulations may create offences 50 pu
Sch 5, cl 3(2) Regulations creating offences relating to carrying out of transport safety work by transport safety employee while under influence of alcohol/drugs etc 50 pu and/or 9 mths

Maximum penalty in the Local Court: s 60(2).