Disqualifying offences

Under the Point to Point Transport (Taxis and Hire Vehicles) Act 2016, a conviction for a disqualifying offence includes a finding that the charge for an offence is proven, or that a person is guilty of an offence, even though the court does not proceed to a conviction.

What is a disqualifying offence?

The Point to Point Transport (Taxis and Hire Vehicles) Regulation 2017 lists disqualifying offences. These offences automatically prohibit a person from driving a taxi or hire vehicle (including rideshare) being used to provide a passenger service. For more information, see the disqualifying offences fact sheet.

What if a person has committed a disqualifying offence?

Service providers have an obligation to ensure that their drivers have not committed a disqualifying offence. If a driver has committed such an offence, it is the responsibility of the service provider to ensure that they do not drive a taxi or hire vehicle. It is an offence if a person drives a taxi or hire vehicle if they have been found guilty of a disqualifying offence.

If an offence occurred in another State or Territory or overseas and would have been a disqualifying offence had it occurred in NSW, the offence is treated as a disqualifying offence.

Drivers must advise their service provider if they have been charged with a disqualifying offence within seven (7) days.

Read the Driver disqualifying offences fact sheet for more information.

Driver disqualifying offences database

The Point to Point Transport Commissioner provides an up-to-date database of all offences that are disqualifying offences. To search the database, click here.