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Taxi and hire car industry statistics

Taxi and hire car statistics end of March 2018

Number of taxi licences

 ConventionalWATTotal
Metropolitan7,3365727,908
Urban712106818
Regional31087397
Country14537182
Total8,5038029,305

Number of hire car licences

Victorian hire car29,843

Note: The number of Victorian hire car licences increased significantly in January due to new entrants to the market applying for licence accreditation.

Number of drivers

Active taxi drivers*16,088
Accredited drivers (taxi, hire car and bus drivers)75,731

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

Compliance outcomes

Vehicle Inspections1,265
Infringement Notice12
Regulation 12 Notice390
Official Caution (Written warning)8
Rectification Notice62
Defect Notice6

Note: Following the introduction of CPV licence reforms in October 2017, licence assignments and licence transfers have ceased. Therefore there are no longer results to report against these transactions.