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Public transport service registration

Waikato Regional Council (WRC) is responsible for the registration of public transport services in the region.

In accordance with Part 5, Subpart 2, Section 130 of the Land Transport Management Act 2003 (the Act), operators are required to register all public transport services operating in the Waikato region including bus services provided by commercial operators that pick up or drop off passengers, and are available to members of the public.

Operators are required to give written notice to WRC of the details of the service. The period of notice is not less than 15 working days before the commercial public transport service is to start. WRC may, however, decline to register a passenger service under Section 134 of the Act.

Having registered their service, operators are required to notify WRC of any changes to fares, timetables, routes and operating areas that may occur. The register of Waikato public transport services is available for viewing at the BUSIT counter inside the Hamilton Transport Centre on the corner of Bryce and Anglesea streets.

For more information, please contact the WRC Passenger Transport Operations team, on 0800 800 401.

How to register a public transport service

If you are operating any type of passenger transport operation either in, or passing through the Waikato region, you must register your service. The application must be received no less than 15 days before the service starts.

There is no cost to register services.

The application form is available here:

Application to register a public transport service – online form

Application to register a public transport service – download printable form (64kb)

How to alter or withdraw services 

WRC needs to be advised of any changes to a registered service including the intention to withdraw it. The notification must be received no less than 15 days before the change occurs.

The required notification forms are available here:

Alter services

Application to alter a public transport service – online form

Application to alter a public transport service – download printable form (66kb)

Withdraw services

Application to withdraw a public transport service – online form

Application to withdraw a public transport service – download printable form (64kb)

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