A taxi operator must be accredited and be the responsible person for a taxi licence.
The maximum age a taxi can operate in Tasmania depends on the type of vehicle and location. See Maximum Operating Age.
These licences are no longer being issued. The only way to obtain one of these licences is to purchase or lease one from an existing licence holder.
If you purchase a licence you own it and can either use it in your own taxi service or lease it from another operator.
When you lease a perpetual taxi licence, you need to:
When you purchase a perpetual taxi licence, you need to:
There are two ways to obtain one of these licences:
To apply for the transfer of a licence from another operator use this form
The tender to purchase a new owner operator taxi licence (OOTL) will not go ahead in 2020. If you want to purchase an OOTL you will need to make an application for an OOTL before September 2020.
To obtain an information and application pack, contact the Regulations and Concessions Unit by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glamorgan/Spring Bay North
Glamorgan/Spring Bay South
A wheelchair accessible taxi licence can be obtained from the Transport Commission or purchased from an existing operator. These licences cannot be leased.
Licences from the Commission are free (there is an application fee).
To be eligible you must:
If you want to obtain a wheelchair accessible taxi licence from the Commission, you need to make an application for a licence
If you want to transfer a wheelchair accessible taxi licence from another operator you will need approval from the Transport Commission. You will need to complete this form
If you have a wheelchair accessible taxi licence and you want to transfer the licence to another vehicle, you need to complete this form
This licence has the same effect as an owner operator taxi licence, except a temporary taxi licence is limited to the period that it is issued and is not transferable.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
A temporary taxi licence is issued for a limited period of time from the Transport Commission