Owner-Operator Taxi Licence - Tasmania


You will need 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.

Owner-operator licence may be obtained:

  • through an annual release by the government
  • by purchasing a licence from an existing licence holder and have it transferred with the consent of the agency.

Please note that temporary taxi licences are also available.

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 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.

Please email the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Public Passenger Vehicle and Accreditation Fees (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Act 2008 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Taxi Industry Regulations 2018 Tasmania

Approval time

15 business days

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.

Supporting information