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There are four types of taxi licences:

1Perpetual Taxi Licence

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:

2Owner-Operator Taxi Licence

There are two ways to obtain one of these licences:

  • through the annual release of licences by the Transport Commission
  • by purchasing from an existing licence holder. This requires consent from the Transport Commission for the transfer of the licence.
  • To apply for the transfer of a licence from another operator use this form

  • be a natural person
  • be accredited
  • be registered operator of a suitable vehicle that is not used to provide a taxi service under another licence
  • have no outstanding fees due to the Commission.

3Release of unsold Owner-Operator Taxi Licences

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: operator.accreditation@stategrowth.tas.gov.au.

Taxi area

Price

Hobart

$60 000

Launceston

$35 000

Devonport

$23 000

Burnie

$23 000

Ulverstone

$17 250

George Town

$17 250

Perth

$12 500

West Tamar

$12 500

Meander Valley

$12 500

Circular Head

$11 250

Break O’Day

$10 800

New Norfolk

$10 800

Huon Valley

$7 500

Glamorgan/Spring Bay North

$3 750

Kentish

$3 750

Penguin

$3 750

Tasman

$3750

Dorset

$2 250

Glamorgan/Spring Bay South

$1 875

Bruny Island

$1 000

Central Highlands

$1 000

Flinders Island

$1 000

King Island

$1 000

West Coast

$1 000

4Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Licence

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:

  • be a natural person
  • be accredited
  • be the registered operator of a vehicle that is suitable to be used as a wheelchair accessible taxi.

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

5Temporary Taxi Licence

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:

  • be accredited
  • ensure that the vehicle proposed to be used is suitable for use as a taxi.

A temporary taxi licence is issued for a limited period of time from the Transport Commission