Point to Point Transport (Taxis and Hire Vehicles) Regulation 2017
25 Ineligible drivers
(1) A person must not drive a taxi or hire vehicle that is being used to provide a passenger service unless—(a) the person has held an unrestricted Australian driver licence for a total of at least 12 months in the preceding 2 years, and(b) the person meets the medical standards for commercial vehicle drivers set out in Assessing Fitness to Drive, published by Austroads and the National Transport Commission, as in force from time to time.(2) A person must not drive a taxi or hire vehicle that is being used to provide a passenger service if the person is a person—(a) who last held a driver authority under the Passenger Transport Act 1990 or the Passenger Transport Act 2014 that was cancelled (other than on medical grounds), or(b) whose most recent application for a driver authority under either of those Acts was rejected (within the preceding 10 years) on the grounds that the person was not considered to be of good repute and in all other respects a fit and proper person to be the driver of a public vehicle used for a public passenger service.(3) The following are responsible persons for the safety standard specified by this clause—(a) the provider of a taxi service (other than an affiliated provider), if the driver drives taxis for the service,(b) the facilitator of an affiliated service, if the driver drives taxis for the service,(c) the provider of a booking service, in the case of the driver of a taxi or hire vehicle used to provide a related booked service.(4) In this clause—unrestricted Australian driver licence means—(a) an unrestricted driver licence within the meaning of the Road Transport Act 2013, or(b) a licence issued under a law in force in a State or internal Territory authorising the holder to drive a motor vehicle on a road or road related area, being a licence that is equivalent to an unrestricted driver licence within the meaning of that Act.