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					                                                                                                                                                                                           DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT, ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE                                                              MR 325
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               06/06
                                                                                                                                                                                                    www.dtei.sa.gov.au ABN 92 366 288 135
                                         ATTENTION ALL NEW OPERATORS                                                                                                                                            PASSENGER TRANSPORT ACT 1994
You are required to obtain independent professional advice from an Accountant, Bank Manager,
Financial Advisor or a similarly qualified person in relation to the viability of your proposed                                                                                                                PLAN OF OPERATION
services. This should include a comprehensive evaluation of your business and marketing plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                      FOR ALL ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL
covering all aspects of your proposed service.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTRE OR TELEPHONE 13 10 84.
Please note that your application for accreditation will not be processed unless the
provider of the advice has indicated that an evaluation of your proposed service has been                                                                       PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
undertaken.
                                                                                                                                                               This Plan of Operation is a requirement of accreditation for all Small and Large Passenger
                                                                                                                                                               Vehicle Operators and Horse Drawn Vehicle Operators.
                                                                                                                                                               A PLAN OF OPERATION IS REQUIRED IN THE FOLLOWING INSTANCES:
                                            ATTENTION ADVICE PROVIDER                                                                                            • first time applicant for Small and Large Passenger Vehicle Operator Accreditation
                                                                                                                                                                   and Horse Drawn Vehicle Operator Accreditation;
In order to obtain an Operator Accreditation, an applicant is required to seek independent                                                                       • renewals of Small Passenger Vehicle Operator Accreditation;
professional business advice regarding the viability of the proposed service. Please note that                                                                   • the adding of a Small Passenger Vehicle to the Operator’s fleet*;
you are not required to approve the Plan of Operation, but rather to assist in ensuring that                                                                     • a revised Plan if the nature of the service or any aspect of a previous Plan of
the new operator is aware of the key issues related to their proposed business venture.                                                                            Operation has changed; and
The following areas must be addressed in the evaluation of the business and marketing                                                                            • the adding of a Large Passenger Vehicle to the Operator’s fleet which will result in
plan:                                                                                                                                                              the previous Plan changing.*
   • Initial financial status                                                                                                                                  *In these instances, an “Application to Add or Delete a Vehicle” (form MR312) also needs
                                                                                                                                                               to be completed.
   • Financial management (including tax liability)
   • Operational management                                                                                                                                    Vehicles operating under the Small Passenger Vehicle Operator Accreditation that are involved
                                                                                                                                                               in the provision of different types of services (i.e. one vehicle in SPV Metropolitan and one in
   • Staffing and Administration                                                                                                                               SPV Traditional), will be required to a have a separate Plan of Operation for each service
   • Advertising                                                                                                                                               indicating the vehicles involved. This is to enable the correct categorisation for accreditation purposes.
   • Market research                                                                                                                                           A Plan of Operation not properly completed will be returned to the applicant, resulting in
                                                                                                                                                               delays with processing.
                                                                                                                                                               Operators who intend to provide a regular passenger service (e.g. according to regular routes
                                                ADVICE PROVIDER DETAILS                                                                                        and timetables) should contact the Accreditation and Licensing Centre (telephone 8226 8020)
                                                                                                                                                               as these services require Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI) approval.
Name ..................................................................................................................................................
                                                                                                                                                               An approval from the Accreditation and Licensing Centre is necessary before this completed
Address ..................................................................................................................................................     Plan of Operation can be accepted at a DTEI Office with other relevant documentation.

Position/Qualifications ........................................................................................................................                                                                APPLICANT INFORMATION

Phone Number.................................................................................................................................                  Name of Applicant/Operator................................................................................................................

Date..................................................................................................................................................         Address................................................................................................Postcode...........................

                                                                                                                                                               Driver’s Licence No./Accreditation No................................................................................................

A further resource for general information and business training is the Department of                                                                                PLAN OF OPERATION APPROVED BY ACCREDITATION AND LICENSING
Trade and Economic Development. General telephone number is freecall 1800 188 018;                                                                                              CENTRE FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORY:
The Department of Trade and Economic Development will not provide specific                                                                                          SPV Metropolitan                                         SPV Traditional                                   SPV Special Purpose
advice on the Plan of Operation.                                                                                                                                    SPV Non-Metropolitan                                     Large Passenger Vehicles                          Horse Drawn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Official
                                                                                                                                                             ............................................................................   ........../........../..........                 Stamp
                                                                                                                                                                          Signature of Authorised Person                                                Date
1.   Indicate details of the nature and range of services to be provided.                                                                                      5.        Provide an address and contact number for your nominated booking office (where
                                                                                                                                                                         bookings are received and dispatched). If you are operating from another operator’s
         Fast response low fare metro                                                              Fast response low fare non-metro
                                                                                                                                                                         booking office, a letter of approval granting the use of the booking office is required from
         Tourism related metro                                                                     Tourism related non-metro
                                                                                                                                                                         the operator. This letter must be attached to your application.
         Weddings, special occasions                                                               Corporate contracts
         Support for other service (e.g. Bed & Breakfast)                                          4WD off road                                                          .......................................................................................................................................................
         Horse Drawn                                                                               Motorcycle                                                            .......................................................................................................................................................
         Novelty (provide details below)                                                           Tour & Charter
         Regular Passenger Service                                                                 School Bus
                                                                                                                                                               6.       Provide the address(es) of where the vehicles will be stored or garaged.
     Where appropriate, elaborate on the nature of services to be provided and/or include details
     of other services not indicated above.                                                                                                                             .......................................................................................................................................................
     .......................................................................................................................................................            .......................................................................................................................................................
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                                                                                                                                                               7.       THIS SECTION ONLY APPLIES TO SMALL PASSENGER VEHICLE OPERATORS.
2.   Provide details of the time that the service will be available to customers (i.e. period of                                                                        Will you operate a service that charges less than $20.00 per hiring?
     week and/or year).
                                                                                                                                                                        Please tick                              Yes                                  No
     ......................................................................................................................................................
                                                                                                                                                                        Do you anticipate any of your vehicles will travel in excess of 40,000 km per year?
     .......................................................................................................................................................
                                                                                                                                                                        Please tick                              Yes                                  No

3.                                                                                                                                                                      If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, please provide details of the circumstances.
     Provide details of the vehicles to be used in association with this Plan of Operation.
                                                                                                                                                                        .......................................................................................................................................................
          Registration No.                                         Make                                       Model                           Year
     ......................................     ................................................       ..........................      .....................            .......................................................................................................................................................

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                                                                                                                                                                    It is a condition of accreditation that the services proposed in this Plan of Operation as lodged with DTEI
     ......................................     ................................................       ..........................      .....................        are provided as stated. You must notify DTEI of any significant variations to your operations.

                                                                                                                                                                    DECLARATION
4.   All Small and Large Passenger Vehicles are required to display the name of the
     accredited operator or trading name on the vehicle. Small Passenger Vehicle operators                                                                          I,............................................................................,Accreditation No............,declare that the foregoing
     are required to provide samples for approval (e.g. photocopy of sign or a photograph of                                                                        particulars relating to my Plan of Operation are true and correct. I also understand that the
                                                                                                                                                                    submission of a FALSE DECLARATION to obtain accreditation under the Passenger Transport Act
     signage on vehicle) and details of all current and/or proposed signage to be attached to                                                                       1994, carries a maximum penalty of $15,000.
     the inside or outside of the vehicle(s).
                                                                                                                                                                                               Declared this......................day of..........................(year)..............
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     .......................................................................................................................................................                                                                              Signature




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