Country Taxi-Car Licence - Western Australia

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a taxi-car in a country area. A taxi-car is a vehicle used to transport passengers for profit or reward.

There are a number of different country taxi licences issued in the country. Each licence is based on local requirements. The current taxi licence types include:

  • Conventional taxi: requires a standard vehicle to be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week;
  • Multi-purpose taxi (MPT): capable of carrying at least one wheelchair. There are a number of grants and subsidies available to MPT drivers;
  • Peak-period taxi: only permitted to operate during peak periods, usually Friday and Saturday; and
  • Peak-season taxi: only permitted to operate during peak seasons and special events.

Licences may comprise a combination of the above types depending on the local requirements. There are a fixed number of licences available in each country area. In all towns that currently have taxis, a review of the need for additional licences is held every three years.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Your application will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Business capacity and experience;
  • Experience in customer service;
  • Fitness and capacity;
  • Capacity to enhance current competition; and
  • Whether you own the vehicle you will operate.

Your application will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Business capacity and experience;
  • Experience in customer service;
  • Fitness and capacity;
  • Capacity to enhance current competition; and
  • Whether you own the vehicle you will operate.

To be eligible to drive a taxi you must have a T extension on your driver's licence to carry paying passengers in a taxi. To obtain a T extension you must:

  • Be at least 20 years of age;
  • Have held an unrestricted driver's licence for at least 1 year;
  • Not be a provisional driver;
  • Be able to provide suitable personal identification (photographic evidence);
  • Be able to provide contact details for 2 referees who have known you for at least 4 years; and
  • Be a person of good character.

You will need to complete the application and identification forms, undergo a medical examination by your doctor, and pass a criminal / traffic check. Once the above have been successfully completed, you will receive a letter that provides your T extension and identification card. This qualifies you to drive a taxi.

Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for further information on any eligibility requirements specific to your approval.

Duration

12 months. Temporary licences are available.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application $213.70 -
General Miscellaneous $43.75

Issuing of number plates.

General Miscellaneous $75.30 Use another vehicle while licensed vehicle is being repaired.
Renew Renewal $213.70 -
Transfer Transfer $224.85 -

Act(s) name

Transport Co-ordination Act 1966 WA

Regulation(s) name

Transport (Country Taxi-car) Regulations 1982 WA

Approval time

Approximately two months.

Administering agency

Department of Transport

Transport Services

Passenger Services

Contact details

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

Enquiries

Passenger Services

Transport Services

Department of Transport

Operating address: 20 Brown Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: GPO BOX C102
Perth, Western Australia 6839
Phone: 1300 660 147
Fax: 08 9218 3661
Email: compliance@transport.wa.gov.au