Deregulate the supply of new OOTLs, with options for the timing and stages.
Two options have been developed in relation to the availability of new OOTLs. Both options support a transitional approach to deregulation.
For more information, refer Fact sheet - taxi licences (PDF).
Deregulation of fares in the booked market will allow taxi operators to set their own fares (if they choose) in taxi areas where there is sufficient competition.
This deregulation will be subject to a range of consumer protection measures.
Regulated taxi fares will still apply for the rank and hail markets, Taxi Subsidy Program fares, and may be used by taxi operators in providing booked services.
For more information, refer Fact sheet – booked fares (PDF).
Opening up the booked class will reduce the significant restrictions that apply to booked services operating under the authority of a luxury hire car licence or restricted hire car licence.
Under the new framework, prescriptive vehicle requirements will be removed and service classes will be simplified into taxis (which includes both rank, hail and booked) and booked services only.
For more information, refer Fact sheet – booked service licences (PDF).
Regulation of booking service providers will ensure all key industry participants who benefit financially from the industry are subject to the same rules.
This includes ride‑sourcing platforms such as Uber and taxi networks.
Under the new framework these entities will be regulated and able to be held accountable for any breaches in safety.
For more information, refer Fact sheet – booking service providers (PDF).
Regulation of drivers to ensure that drivers are suitable to be providing commercial public passenger vehicle services.
For more information, refer Fact sheet – drivers (PDF).
Regulation of vehicles that focuses on vehicle safety, and avoids regulation related to comfort or aesthetics.
For more information, refer Fact sheet – vehicles (PDF).