Industry on board with new laws
9 Feb 2018
Victoria’s new taxi and hire car laws are being embraced by industry with UberBLACK, UberX and Taxify now accredited with the Taxi Services Commission to manage bookings for commercial passenger vehicles.
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New Commissioner attends her first Taxi Services Commission meeting
25 Jan 2018
Hire car licence applications required for drivers wishing to operate in 2018
21 Dec 2017
Hire car operators, including rideshare drivers, are reminded that from 1 January 2018 they must have applied to the Taxi Services Commission for a hire car licence and driver accreditation in order to operate.
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TSC announces new CEO
9 Jun 2015
Mr Graeme Samuel AC, Chair of the Taxi Services Commission (TSC) today announced the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer, Aaron de Rozario, who will commence on 24 August 2015.
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More knowledgeable and better paid cabbies from today
1 Jul 2014
New cabbies will be put through their paces
before being able to apply to become a taxi driver, with the new Knowledge test
now in effect, Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder said today.
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$300,000 safety boost for eight taxi ranks
16 Apr 2014
local councils across Victoria will once again receive funding to enhance
security and safety at taxi ranks thanks to the Victorian Coalition
Government's Taxi Rank Safety Program, Minister for Public Transport Terry
Mulder announced today.
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Fairer fare for a better taxi industry
11 Apr 2014
An additional cost for taxi passengers will be
introduced to deliver a better taxi service across Victoria, Minister for
Public Transport Terry Mulder announced today.
Mr Mulder said that the taxi fare increase
across Victoria will support the industry and help deliver better customer
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Media release - Early licence release
20 Mar 2014
The Taxi Services Commission (TSC) today announced that up to 60 metropolitan licences will be available via a lottery for a 12 month fixed term. The release of licences will include up to 46 conventional licences and 14 wheelchair accessible taxis, meaning that all members of the community will benefit from additional taxi services on our roads.
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Media release - Knowledge test a step closer
19 Mar 2014
The new taxi Knowledge test is a step closer, with the Taxi Services Commission today announcing Genix has been selected to deliver the Knowledge test to taxi and hire car drivers in metro Melbourne.
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Taxi passengers win as reforms slash card fees
31 Jan 2014
Taxi passengers paying their fare with a credit or debit card will pay less from 1 February 2014, with the fee for paying electronically to drop from 10 per cent to a maximum of five per cent inclusive of GST.
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Opening up the hire car industry
10 Dec 2013
Media release - VTA Conference vision
10 Sep 2013
In an address to the Victorian Taxi Association's annual conference today, Graeme Samuel, Chair of the Taxi Services Commission, reiterated how the reforms to the taxi and hire car industry are transforming the industry.
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Media release - advertising in taxis
10 Sep 2013