Department of State GrowthTransport

Owner-operator Taxi Licences

Unsold licences from 2018 Tender

The Transport Commission withdrew all remaining Owner-Operator Taxi Licences (OOTLS) remaining from the 2018 Tender that were unsold on 28 September 2019 (section 23(7) of the Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Act 2008).

The Commission is required by legislation to make available OOTLs in each Tasmanian taxi area each year.  The number of OOTLs to be released in 2019 for each particular taxi area and minimum tender price is:

Taxi area

Number of OOTLs
to be released

Minimum
tender price

Hobart

16

$60 000

Launceston

5

$35 000

Devonport

1

$23 000

Burnie

1

$23 000

Ulverstone

1

$17 250

George Town

1

$12 500

Perth

1

$12 500

West Tamar

1

$12 500

Meander Valley

1

$12 500

Circular Head

1

$11 250

Break O’Day

1

$10 800

New Norfolk

1

$10 800

Huon Valley

1

$7 500

Glamorgan Spring Bay North

1

$3 750

Kentish

1

$3 750

Penguin

1

$3 750

Tasman

1

$3 750

Dorset

1

$2 250

Glamorgan Spring Bay South

1

$1 875

Bruny Island

1

$1 000

Central Highlands

1

$1 000

Flinders Island

1

$1 000

King Island

1

$1 000

West Coast

1

$1 000

Total

43

 

The OOTLs will be available by tender.  The tender will be open between 28 September 2019 and 2.00 pm on 16 October 2019 and will be advertised in the major Tasmanian newspapers and at www.tenders.tas.gov.au.

The Commission must make OOTLs available for all taxi areas including Hobart.  OOTLs must be made available as the moratorium on release of licences has ended.  The moratorium prevented any additional OOTLs being made available in all taxi areas for the years 2016 and 2017 and prevented release of OOTLs in Hobart in 2018.