Taxis and ride sourcing
Tasmania has a range of hire vehicle services:
You can catch a taxi:
Multi-hiring of taxis is where two or more people travel in a taxi from a common starting point to different destinations. In Tasmania the taxi driver is not permitted to collect separate fares for a journey
which may have more than one destination. The full amount shown on the taximeter must be paid at the final destination.
When you hire a taxi, the driver must not allow anyone else to travel in the taxi without your permission.
The taxi driver must take you unless:
The driver must take the route that you want to travel as long as it is legal and safe.
If you don't tell the driver which way to go, the driver must take the most direct route to your destination.
The driver must carry your guide dog or other assistance animal that travels with you.
An assistance animal must meet the legal definition of an 'assistance animal'.
You do not have to pay any extra to travel with your guide dog or assistance animal.
You can hire a wheelchair accessible taxi if is available for hire. You do not need to use a mobility aid.
There are many ride-sourcing services that you can choose from.
Ride-sourcing platform providers Uber, Shebah, Oscar and Ola have commenced operations in Tasmania. You can visit the platform provider’s website to find out more:
If you choose to use a ride-sourcing service you will need to download the app to your mobile phone.
To use a ride-sourcing vehicle you must pre-book it through the app on your phone. When you book your ride sourcing vehicle, the driver will collect you from the nominated place.
For your safety do not approach a vehicle that you believe is a ride-sourcing vehicle.
You cannot hail a ride sourcing vehicle in the street or be picked up at a taxi rank.