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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 (Aug 2017)

Metropolitan4,624 (including 446 wheelchair accessible taxis)
Urban498 (including 80 wheelchair accessible taxis)
Regional349 (including 75 wheelchair accessible taxis)
Country164 (including 35 wheelchair accessible taxis)
Total5,635 (including 636 wheelchair accessible taxis)

Number of drivers (Aug 2017)

Active taxi drivers*16,860
Accredited drivers (taxi, hire car and bus drivers)60,956

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

Taxi and hire car licence values (Aug 2017)*

Median licence transfer price (metro taxi - monthly figure)No market based metro taxi transfers in Aug 2017. The last transfer occurred in Sep 2016 for $165,000.
Median licence transfer price (metro Hire Car)No market based metro hire car transfers in Aug 2017. The last transfer occurred in Dec 2016 for $18,000 based on one transfer.
Assignments - fee per month (metro taxi median)$1,400
Assignments - number per month (metro taxi)114
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)0
Licences issued (taxi licences)0
Licences issued (hire car licences)0
Licences issued (special vehicles)0
Licences issued (RH Vehicles)2

*Only market based licence transfers are counted above. i.e. Excludes transfers for $0

Number of hire car licences (Aug 2017)

Metropolitan hire cars1,140
Country hire cars64
Special purpose vehicles981
Restricted hire cars639

Compliance outcomes (Aug 2017)

Vehicle Inspections1,837
Infringement Notice19
Regulation 20 notice152
Official Caution (Written warning)19
Rectification Notice82