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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.

Taxi and hire car statistics end of November 2017

Number of taxi licences


Number of hire car licences

Victorian hire car3,325

Number of drivers

Active taxi drivers*16,537
Accredited drivers (taxi, hire car and bus drivers)63,675

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

Compliance outcomes

Vehicle Inspections1,889
Infringement Notice32
Regulation 12 notice379
Official Caution (Written warning)44
Rectification Notice61

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.