Owner-Operator Taxi Licence - Tasmania

Service summary

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. This licence must not be leased or assigned to another person.

There are two ways to obtain one of these licences. You may tender for one as part of an annual release by the government, or subject to the consent of the Agency, an existing licence holder can transfer their licence to you. Please note that temporary taxi licences are also available. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Be a natural person (as this licence is not issued to a company);
  • Be accredited to operate a taxi;
  • Be a registered operator of a suitable vehicle that is not used to provide a taxi service under the authority of another taxi licence;
  • Demonstrate that you will be the operator of the taxi;
  • Have no outstanding fees due to the Agency;
  • Submit the required application form and any associated documents; and
  • Pay the prescribed fees.

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

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$153.00
Licence

Annual administration fees vary and depend on the area(s) in which you intend to operate.

TransferTransfer$15.30
GeneralMiscellaneous

Issue of replacement plate: $27.54; Issue of replacement label: $15.30.

Forms

 Resources
Transfer Owner-Operator Taxi Licence: Application to Transfer Licence to Another Person - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window
Apply

Application for a Owner-Operator Taxi Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Application

Apply

You will need to submit a tender to the Agency when licence tenders are advertised.


Administering agency

Department of State Growth
Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services
Transport

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
Transport


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 536
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Phone:

03 6233 8011

Phone:

1300 135 513
info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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