Bus Driver Authority Licence

Dames Driving School is a leading provider of bus driver training. If you want to drive public passenger vehicles, you are required to hold this licence. To apply for your bus driver authority licence, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 20 years of age
  • Hold an unrestricted/unconditional licence issued in NSW
  • Have held an unrestricted Australian driver licence for a total of at least twelve (12) months in the two (2) years immediately preceding the date of the application; and
  • Have passed an examination or assessment, at a level determined by the Director-General, in medical fitness

You also need to satisfy that you:

  • May lawfully work in Australia
  • Have knowledge of the Act and Regulations relating to the operation of a bus
  • Is of good repute and in all other respects a fit and proper person to be the driver of the vehicle concerned (your criminal record will be checked)
  • Have sufficient responsibility to drive the vehicle concerned in accordance with law and custom

In order to obtain the Bus Driver Authority Licence, you will be required to undergo and pass a medical. You will also be subjected to a police check, and your driving history will be reviewed. You must also be able to communicate in English. If you have any concerns about any of this, please lodge your application with Transport for NSW before booking your BDA course with Dames Driving School.

If you have determined that you meet all the above criteria and would like to complete the training course, please contact Dames Driving School. Upon successful completion you will be provided with a “Proficiency” certificate. You can lodge this once all checks have been carried out by Transport for NSW and has advised you of the outcome.

Dames Driving School – Bus Driver Training and Assessment

Dames Driving School administers the course, and there is no practical element. We will teach you how to operate public passenger vehicles in a safe and responsible manner. The course is theory based, and will be conducted in our classroom at Prestons, NSW. Upon completion, you will receive a “Completion of Training” certificate.

Courses operate throughout the year, please contact us to enquire about course availability.

Once you have completed the bus driver authority training course, you can then proceed to lodge your documents with Transport for NSW or the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

  • Driver Authority Application Form, (completed and signed);
  • Medical Assessment Form (completed – following medical examination);
  • photocopy of applicant’s driving licence;
  • two recent colour photographs (65mmx65mm);
  • non-refundable cheque or money order payable to RMS;
  • Proficiency Certificate supplied upon successful completion of the Bus Driver Authority training course
  • Birth Certificate, Passport of Citizenship Certificate

Ministry of Transport processes the application and either:

  1. Forwards the appropriate Driver Authority to the applicant; or
  2. Advises the applicant that their application was unsuccessful.

Book your Bus Driver Authority Licence Course Today!

The staff at Dames Driving School are proud to serve the local Indian community, and all team members speak Hindi Punjabi, Sri Lankan and English.

If you would like to undertake the bus driver authority training course, please contact us today to enquire about course dates.