Owner-Operator Taxi Licence - Tasmania


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


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
  • pay the prescribed fees.

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $162.00 -
Apply Licence All -

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

General Miscellaneous All $16.20 Replacement of owner-operator taxi licence.
General Miscellaneous All $29.16 Replacement licence number plate.
Transfer Transfer All $16.20 -


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for an Owner-Operator Taxi Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Comply All Consent to Check and Release a National Police Certificate - PDF (Opens in new window)
Transfer All Owner-Operator Taxi Licence: Application to Transfer Licence to Another Person - PDF (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Act(s) name

Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Act 2008 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Taxi Industry Regulations 2018 Tasmania

Application process


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

Administering agency

Department of State Growth


Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Driver Licensing


Department of State Growth

Operating address: 4 Salamanca Place
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 536
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 1300 135 513
Email: dlu@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
Website: Driver Licensing (Opens in new window)