Taxi-Cab Licence - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence to operate a taxi-cab in certain zones. These zones are defined by the agency and the agency has the right to limit the number of licences granted for each zone. The major taxi-cab zones are:

  • Melbourne Metropolitan Zone
  • Urban and Large Regional Zone
  • Regional Zone
  • Country Zone.

There may be different regions in each zone that different licences may be granted for. A licence may be assigned or transferred once it has been granted by the agency.

Accreditation focuses on the key issues of safety and service quality. There are business and service standards that must be met by accredited operators.

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:

  • submit the required form
  • undergo a national police record check
  • provide any other information required by the agency
  • pay any required fees.

You will also be required to submit an informed consent form.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Ongoing requirements

Accredited licence holders are subject to a number of ongoing requirements, including the following:

  • comply with any conditions on the licence
  • keep accurate records as required by the regulations
  • cooperate with the agency's investigation and audit activities.


ApplyLicence$23,017.00Metropolitan taxi. Fees for 2016-17.
Licence$23,017.00Urban and larger regional taxi. Fees for 2016-17.
Licence$11,509.00Regional taxi. Fees for 2016-17.
Licence$3,556.00Country taxi. Fees for 2016-17.



Please lodge your application form, fee, and any associated documents directly with the Agency. You will need to attach to your application form:

  • A copy of your notice of registration for GST purposes (if applicable);
  • A copy of your incorporation certificate, and certificate of registration of a company (if applicable);
  • A copy of your National Police Check (if applicable); and
  • Certified copies of your identification documents if you are submitting your application by mail, (if you are applying in person you must bring the original documents with you when you apply).

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Taxi Services Commission

Act(s) name

Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983 (Victoria)

Contact details

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Taxi Services Commission

Operating address:
1 Spring Street

Mailing address:
PO BOX 1716
Melbourne, Victoria 3001


03 8683 0768


1800 638 802


03 8683 0717

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