Taxi Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will require this licence if you intend to use a vehicle as a taxi within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). This includes standard taxi licences and wheelchair-accessible taxi licences. In the ACT, there are a limited amount of taxi licences available. The Minister may, in writing, determine the number of taxi licences. Therefore only the amount of taxi licences, determined by the Minister, may be issued.

Please use the contact details below to find out 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 an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Hold an ACT Taxi Service Operator Accreditation which permits you to operate a taxi service;
  • Be at least 18 years of age; and
  • Meet the suitable persons requirements.

Standard taxi licences or wheelchair-accessible taxi licences require an application for pre-approval to the road transport authority. Pre-approval application must:

  • Be in writing;
  • State the name of the pre-approval holder; and
  • State whether the pre-approval is for a standard taxi licence or a wheelchair-accessible taxi licence.

Once you have been granted pre-approval you will be placed on a taxi licence waiting list, as there are limited taxi licences available in the ACT. A pre-approval holder who is given an availability notice about a taxi licence may apply to the road transport authority for the taxi licence. Application for a taxi licence must be in writing and state any changes in details which have occurred since the pre-approval application was made.

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



Up to 6 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $50.00

Accreditation (including renewal) to operate a taxi, hire car or ride share service.

Apply Application All -

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Transfer Transfer All $50.00 -

Act(s) name

Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Act 2001 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Regulation 2002 ACT

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

Road Transport Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

General Enquiries

Road Transport Authority

Access Canberra

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Mailing address: PO BOX 582
Dickson, Australian Capital Territory 2602
Phone: 13 22 81
Phone: 02 6207 7171
Phone: 02 6207 7101