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Taxi and hire car industry statistics

Taxi and hire car statistics end of May 2018

Number of taxi licences


Number of hire car licences

Victorian hire car34,879

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*16,012
Accredited drivers (taxi, hire car and bus drivers)79,234

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

Compliance outcomes

Vehicle Inspections1,007
Infringement Notice104
Official Caution (Written warning)27
Rectification Notice49
Defect Notice3
Regulation 12 Notice252

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.