Temporary Taxi Licence - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to provide taxi services to the public. This licence has the same effect as an owner-operator taxi licence, except a temporary taxi licence is limited to the period it is in force, and is not transferable.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Be accredited to operate a taxi service;
  • Ensure that the vehicle proposed to be used is suitable for use as a taxi;
  • Submit the required application form; and
  • Pay the prescribed fees.

The proposed vehicle must:

  • Be a currently registered small passenger vehicle (a vehicle with a capacity of 12 seats or less including the driver);
  • Be approved for use as a taxi and under current inspection; and
  • Have Class 6 MAIB premium.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the licence.


GeneralDuplicate Certificate$15.50

Issue of replacement licence.



Your completed application form should be forwarded or mailed to the Agency. You will be advised in writing whether your application is successful. The appropriate fees should then be paid at any Service Tasmania outlet in order to finalise the application.

Administering agency

Department of State Growth
Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services

Act(s) name

Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Act 2008 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Taxi Industry Regulations 2008 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Registration and Licensing
Department of State Growth
Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services

Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


03 6233 8011


1300 135 513

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