Eligibility and how to apply


To be a COMCAR driver you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen at time of application (Permanent residents are not eligible)
  • hold a valid Australian unrestricted driver’s licence
  • hold, or have the ability to obtain a security clearance at the required level
  • pass a pre-employment medical and functional assessment
  • pass driver training assessments.

Security clearance

Successful applicants are required to:

  • undergo a security clearance process via the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA), facilitated by the Department of Finance
  • complete an online security application, providing copies of personal documents, in the required timeframe.

Note: The AGSVA assessment can take up to six weeks to complete once all information is correctly submitted and applicants cannot undertake duties with COMCAR until the clearance is granted.

Pre-employment medical assessment

Given the physical nature of the work, including the requirements to handle client luggage, applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical and functional assessment, which will include lifting 23 kilograms. Applicants must be assessed as ‘Fit to Perform the Role’ to progress through the recruitment process.

There is no cost to applicants for the medical assessment. However, the cost of specialist, other medical referral or evidence required by the assessing medical provider is the responsibility of the applicant.

Note: Applicants will not be paid for the time attending the assessment.

Driver Training

Applicants will undertake a two-day driver training course during the recruitment process, the course cost is met by COMCAR. The course is conducted by an external Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and covers knowledge of basic road rules, road awareness and general driving skills. Applicants must achieve a rating of competent to progress through the recruitment process.

Note:  Applicants will not be paid for the time attending the driver training.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to meet all the eligibility criteria and satisfactorily complete the required assessments to be selected to become a COMCAR driver?


Do I need specific qualifications and experience to become a COMCAR driver?

A valid Australian unrestricted driver’s licence is mandatory, with both manual and automatic licences accepted.

No prior experience or specific qualifications are necessary, although a sound knowledge of road rules is essential. COMCAR will provide driver training prior to engagement, which must be passed prior to being offered work.

I hold a P plate driver's licence can I still apply for a driver’s role?

No, an unrestricted driver’s licence is mandatory.

How to apply

ACT applicants, register interest via our Temporary Register on the Department of Finance Careers Page.

All other applicants, register interest through PERSOLKELLY at comcar@persolkelly.com.au.


Queries about opportunities at COMCAR can be emailed to COMCAR.HR@finance.gov.au.

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