Driver Authority Training

To drive a public bus in NSW, the driver must hold a NSW’s Driver Authority. Find out about BusNSW’s monthly Driver Authority training and a list of authorised trainers here.

With an extra million people expected to live in Sydney over the next 10 years, the NSW Government is requiring private bus companies to provide hundreds of extra services to keep up with demand.

Private bus and coach companies across NSW are looking for motivated people with good customer service skills and a positive attitude to join their team and help deliver services for customers.

It is a great time to consider a career change and no prior bus driving experience is necessary.

Requirements to Drive a Bus or Coach

In New South Wales, a driver of a bus or coach must hold a NSW “Driver Authority” issued by Transport for NSW (TfNSW). This is in addition to holding the relevant class of Drivers Licence.

To obtain an Authority to drive buses in NSW, an applicant must meet the required criteria:

  • Be at least twenty-one [21] years of age
  • 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
  • Have passed an examination or assessment, in medical fitness
  • Have attended and passed a Driver Authority Training Course

For information on how to apply for a NSW Driver Authority please contact please contact TfNSW Enrolment Services at or phone (02) 8848 8700

Driver Authority Training Course at BusNSW Offices

For details regarding NSW Bus Driver Authority classroom/webinar courses delivered by Into Training Australia, click here and then select “NSW Bus Driver Authority”.

Authorised Driver Trainers

This list details authorised driver trainers who have completed the required training via Into Training Australia. Please contact a trainer in a suitable area and arrange a day to complete the required training course. The trainer will be able to provide full details on costs and other information required.