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Taxi and hire car industry statistics

This page provides statistics for the Victorian taxi and hire car industry, effective 30 October 2016.

Please note that the licence price shown in the table below is the most recent monthly median transfer price recorded for a perpetual taxi licence. It is important to note that historical transfer prices do not represent current or future taxi licence values.

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Number of taxi licences (March 2017)

Metropolitan

4,607 (including 447 wheelchair accessible taxis)

Urban

498 (including 80 wheelchair accessible taxis)

Regional

349 (including 75 wheelchair accessible taxis)

Country

163 (including 35 wheelchair accessible taxis)

Total

5,617(including 637 wheelchair accessible taxis)

Number of drivers (March 2017)*

Active taxi drivers*

16,414

Accredited drivers (taxi, hire car and bus drivers)

55,108

*Active taxi drivers are those who have recorded at least one shift in the last 12 months. 

Taxi and hire car licences (March 2017)*

Median licence transfer price (metro taxi - monthly figure)

No market based metro taxi transfers in Mar 2017. (The last transfer occurred in Sep 2016 for $150,000)

Median licence transfer price (metro Hire Car)

No metro hire car transfers in Mar 2017. (The last transfer occurred in Dec 2016 for $18,000 based on one transfer)

Assignments - fee per month (metro taxi median)

$1,360

Assignments - number per month (metro taxi)

136

Licence transfers (Metro)

0

Licence transfers (Urban)

0

Licence transfers (Regional)

0

Licence transfers (Country)

0

Licence transfers (metro hire car)

0

Licence transfers (special licence)

3

Licences issued (taxi licences)

2

Licences issued (hire car licences)

0

Licences issued (special vehicles)

3

Licences issued (RH Vehicles)

4

*Median prices (not averages) are used for licence values and assignment fees as of July 2016 onward.

Hire vehicle industry (March 2017)

Metropolitan hire cars

1,140

Country hire cars

64

Special purpose vehicles

978

Restricted hire cars

631

*Note: Urban hire car licences have been re-classified as Metropolitan Hire car licences since July 2014.

Compliance outcomes (March 2017)

Vehicle Inspections

2,297

Infringement Notice

19

Regulation 20 notice

45

Official Caution (Written warning)

24

Rectification Notice

157