Taxi-Cab Licence - Victoria


You will require this licence to operate a taxi-cab in certain zones. These zones are defined by the agency and the agency has the right to limit the number of licences granted for each zone. The major taxi-cab zones are:

  • Melbourne Metropolitan Zone
  • Urban and Large Regional Zone
  • Regional Zone
  • Country Zone.

There may be different regions in each zone that different licences may be granted for. A licence may be assigned or transferred once it has been granted by the agency. Accreditation focuses on the key issues of safety and service quality. There are business and service standards that must be met by accredited operators.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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:

  • submit the required form
  • undergo a national police record check
  • provide any other information required by the agency
  • pay any required fees.

You will also be required to submit an informed consent form.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Accredited licence holders are subject to a number of ongoing requirements, including the following:

  • comply with any conditions on the licence
  • keep accurate records as required by the regulations
  • cooperate with the agency's investigation and audit activities.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $52.90

Fees for 2017-18.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Taxi Licence - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.
Apply All Vehicle Nomination - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Informed Consent Form - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983 VIC

Application process


Please lodge your application form, fee, and any associated documents directly with the Agency. You will need to attach to your application form:

  • a copy of your notice of registration for GST purposes (if applicable)
  • a copy of your incorporation certificate, and certificate of registration of a company (if applicable)
  • a copy of your National Police Check (if applicable)
  • certified copies of your identification documents if you are submitting your application by mail, (if you are applying in person you must bring the original documents with you when you apply).

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Taxi Services Commission

Contact details

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


Taxi Services Commission

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address: 1 Spring Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: PO BOX 1716
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Toll Free: 1800 638 802
Phone: 03 8683 0768
Fax: 03 8683 0717
Website: Taxi Services Commission (Opens in new window)