Owner-Operator Taxi Licence - Tasmania

Description

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

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $155.00 -
Apply Licence All -

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

General Miscellaneous All -

Issue of replacement plate: $27.90; Issue of replacement label: $15.50.

Transfer Transfer All $15.50 -

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Owner-Operator Taxi Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Transfer All Owner-Operator Taxi Licence: Application to Transfer Licence to Another Person - PDF

Other resources

Act(s) name

Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Act 2008 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Taxi Industry Regulations 2008 TAS

Application process

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

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Registration and Licensing

Transport

Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services

Department of State Growth

Mailing address: GPO BOX 536
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 1300 135 513
Phone: 03 6233 8011
Email: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au