Perpetual 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. You can either own the licence outright or lease it from someone.

The government is no longer issuing new licences, so the only way to obtain this licence is to purchase or lease one from an existing licence holder. There is no limit on the number of licences you can hold. If you purchase a licence you then own it and can either use it in your own taxi business or lease it to an accredited taxi operator.

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 with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


The licence is ongoing, subject to an annual registration requirement.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
General Miscellaneous All -

Replacement licence number plate: $29.16; Replacement licence: $16.20.

General Miscellaneous All $16.20

Notification of commencement of lease or assignment.

Renew Licence All -

Annual administration fees for a perpetual taxi licence vary from $294.84 to $709.56, depending on where you intend to operate.

Transfer Transfer All $16.20

Notification of change of ownership.

Act(s) name

Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Act 2008 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Taxi Industry Regulations 2018 Tasmania

Additional information

Please note that new perpetual licences are no longer available.

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
Website: Driver Licensing (Opens in new window)