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Horse drawn vehicles or pedicabs carrying passengers

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Due to capacity constraints, City Laws are unable to approve any further applications for horse drawn vehicle or pedicab permits.

Application requirements (including forms and fees)


Find the link to the application for a non-motorised passenger carrier permit below.


No fees are required for licensing or processing if the applicant's business operates from a rateable property within the city.

For more information about how the City is making it easier for business, refer to the Nil Fees initiative.

Note: If a fee is applicable, please refer to the application costs outlined on the application form.


Not applicable.


Veterinary certification stating the animal/s' details, condition and fitness.


Public Liability Insurance - please enclose a copy of your Public Liability Insurance Certificate of Currency. The City will need to be noted as an interested party on the policy. The sum insured is to be a minimum of $10 million.


Not applicable.


Statement to be provided by the owner that the vehicle complies with the provisions of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management-Road Rules) Regulation 1999 – Part 13 Division 2 Section 223 and Part 18 Division 2A Section 303B (Horse Drawn Carriages) or Part 15 Sections 246, 258 and 259 (Pedicabs).

Copies of relevant stable approvals

How to submit an application

Applications can be submitted in person at City offices or by mail.

Related applications

Not applicable.

Application process

  1. The applicant is responsible for ensuring the application is complete - please refer to application requirements.
  2. The applicant submits the application - please refer to how to submit an application.
  3. The City will then process the application within legislative or agreed time frames. The City will contact the applicant should additional information be required to process the application.
  4. The City will forward the approval to the applicant.

Note: Only a properly made application will be accepted by the City.

Service level

Council of the City of Gold Coast and other South East Queensland councils have been developing an ALARMS risk-based framework aimed at prioritising workloads for Councils.

Horse drawn vehicles or pedicabs carrying passengers have a minimum of one audit every year (re-inspections and complaint investigations are additional).


For more information about legislation, refer to our Local Laws.

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