Home > About us > News

News

Media releases - Taxi Services Commission media releases are published to the website following release. To be kept up-to-date on taxi and hire car industry news, subscribe to our eNews.

Media enquiries - Information for journalists and students on submitting media enquires.

28 Jun 2016

Taxi Services Commission will operate reduced hours on Thursday 30 June 2016

The Taxi Services Commission will operate reduced hours on Thursday 30 June 2016:

  • Quality Assurance Centre closes at 12:00pm for the remainder of the day
  • Customer Service Centre closes at 12:30pm for the remainder of the day
  • Call Centre closes at 1:30pm for the remainder of the day

Normal operating hours will resume on Friday 1 July 2016.

17 Jun 2016

ESC final report into taxi fares 2016

On Friday 17 June 2016, the Essential Services Commission (ESC) released its final report on its review of maximum taxi fares.

Under the Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983, the Essential Services Commission (ESC) is responsible for determining the maximum charges for taxi services in the Melbourne metropolitan taxi zone (the metropolitan zone) and the urban and large regional taxi zone (the urban zone). The ESC is required to review maximum taxi fares every two years.

To view the final report and associated materials, visit the ESC website.

25 May 2016

TSC response to County Court Matter

Statement from Aaron de Rozario, CEO of the Taxi Services Commission, in response to the County Court's decision in the matter of Brenner

"The Taxi Services Commission (TSC) is disappointed in the County Court's decision today to find Nathan Brenner not guilty of operating a commercial passenger vehicle illegally."

"A strong case had been mounted by the TSC, however, the appeal was won on an obscure technical argument."

"The TSC is considering its options, including an appeal, and will work with the government and Department of Economic Development to further assess the impacts of this decision and our next steps."

03 May 2016

ESC’s Taxi Fare Review 2016 - submissions close 23 May 2016

Under the Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983, the Essential Services Commission (ESC) is responsible for determining the maximum charges for taxi services in the Melbourne metropolitan taxi zone (the metropolitan zone) and the urban and large regional taxi zone (the urban zone).

The ESC is required to review maximum taxi fare determinations within two years of their making. The completion of this review is due by 19 June 2016.

A draft report has been published with the ESC's draft decision.

The draft report consists of two volumes: Volume 1 provides a summary of our draft decision, while Volume 2 provides the detailed analysis underpinning our draft decision.

Interested parties are invited to provide submissions in response to the draft decision and report by 23 May 2016.

For more visit the ESC website.

18 Mar 2016

Peak Service Taxis to operate between 7:00am and 3:00pm Monday 21 March, 2016

There will be an increased  demand for taxis on Monday 21 March 2016 due to the Grand Prix. The Taxi Services Commission (TSC) has authorised Peak Services taxis (green tops) to operate additional hours from 7am to 3pm on Monday 21 March 2016 for carrying passengers.