Taxi-Cab Licence - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to use a motor vehicle as a taxi in New South Wales. Please be aware that holding this licence does not mean you must own or operate a taxi. You may lease the use of your licence to another operator to run the business.

There are three types of taxi licences that can be obtained:

  • Ordinary taxi licence
  • Short-term taxi licence
  • Wheelchair accessible taxi-cab (WAT) licence.

Please note that conditions can be placed on licences (for example: the licensee may only be able to operate in a specified area).

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

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


Variable, according to the type of licence you apply for.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

Transport for NSW

Contact details

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

Enrolment Processing

Operating address: Level 4
16-18 Wentworth Street
New South Wales 2150
Mailing address: Locked Bag 5085
New South Wales 2124
Toll Free: 1800 227 774
Phone: 02 9689 8888
Fax: 02 9689 8813