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Taxi and hire car industry statistics

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

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Number of taxi licences (September 2016)

Metropolitan 4,588 (including 444 wheelchair accessible taxis)
Urban497 (including 80 wheelchair accessible taxis)
Regional343 (including 72 wheelchair accessible taxis)
Country162 (including 35 wheelchair accessible taxis)
Total5,590 (including 631 wheelchair accessible taxis)

Number of drivers (September 2016)

Active taxi drivers*14,872
Accredited drivers (taxi, hire car and bus drivers)48,358

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

Taxi and hire car licences (September 2016)*

Median market value (metro taxi - monthly figure)$150,000
Median licence transfer value (metro Hire Car)$32,000
Assignments - fee per month (metro taxi median)$1,700
Assignments - number per month (metro taxi)113
Licence transfers (Metro)3
Licence transfers (Urban)7
Licence transfers (Regional)3
Licence transfers (Country)0
Licence transfers (metro hire car)0
Licence transfers (special licence)0
Licences issued (taxi licences)1
Licences issued (hire car licences)0
Licences issued (special vehicles)0
Licences issued (RH Vehicles)6

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

Hire vehicle industry (September 2016)

Metropolitan hire cars1,145
Country hire cars67
Special purpose vehicles972
Restricted hire cars620

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

Compliance outcomes (September 2016)

Vehicle Inspections2,072
Rectification Notice56
Infringement Notice28
Official Caution (Written warning)15