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Surrender your driver accreditation

When a driver is granted accreditation, it’s ongoing and doesn’t have an expiry date.

Driver accreditation will remain current unless it’s cancelled by us or surrendered by the driver.

If you don’t intend to continue driving a commercial passenger vehicle or bus, and no longer require your accreditation, please email your request to surrender to driveraccreditation@cpv.vic.gov.au

What to include in your surrender request

You will need to include your name, date of birth, address and driver accreditation (DC) number.

You must also confirm that all your accreditation certificate and your photo ID card and Multi Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP) card (if you have these) have been returned to us. If you can’t return them because they have been lost, stolen or destroyed, please let us know.

Your email will generally be processed within 2-5 business days and your accreditation will be surrendered effective immediately upon actioning your request. If you have not included all the above required information, we will not be able to process your request immediately.

Once processed, you will receive an email confirmation and your DC number will no longer appear on the Public Register.

Once your accreditation has been surrendered, you must not drive a commercial passenger vehicle. It is illegal for a person to drive a commercial passenger vehicle without holding current driver accreditation.

If you want to resume driving again

If you wish to begin driving commercial passenger vehicle services after your accreditation has been surrendered, you will need to visit our web page Applying for Driver Accreditation to submit a new application including undertaking a new medical assessment and satisfying all other application requirements.

Further information

To surrender either your commercial passenger vehicle registration or Booking Service Provider registration, visit:

Surrender your commercial passenger vehicle registration

Surrender your Booking Service Provider registration