You will require this licence if you intend to operate a vehicle as a taxi. This licence enables the taxi to be hired from a taxi zone, by being hailed, or by being booked and ordered. You can either own the licence outright or lease it from someone.
The government is no longer issuing new licences, so the only way to obtain this licence is to purchase or lease one from an existing licence holder. There is no limit on the number of licences you can hold. If you purchase a licence you then own it and can either use it in your own taxi business or lease it to an accredited taxi operator. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.
The licence is ongoing, subject to an annual registration requirement.
The fee to purchase a licence varies, depending on where you intend to operate.
Notification of change of ownership.
Annual administration fees for a perpetual taxi licence vary from $278.46 to $670.14, depending on where you intend to operate.
Notification of commencement of lease or assignment.
Replacement licence number plate: $27.18; Replacement licence: $15.30.
Department of State Growth
Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services
Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Act 2008 (Tasmania)
Taxi Industry Regulations 2008 (Tasmania)
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