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Taxi and hire car industry statistics

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

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Number of taxi licences (June 2016)

Metropolitan4,660 including 443 wheelchair accessible taxis)
Urban505 (including 85 wheelchair accessible taxis)
Regional336 (including 72 wheelchair accessible taxis)
Country162 (including 35 wheelchair accessible taxis)
Total5,663 (including 635 wheelchair accessible taxis)

Number of drivers (June 2016)

Active taxi drivers*14,771
Accredited drivers (taxi, hire car and bus drivers)46,325

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

Taxi and hire car licences (June 2016)

Average market value (metro taxi - monthly figure)$158,688
Average licence transfer value (metro Hire Car)$35,250
Assignments - fee per month (metro taxi average)$1,716
Assignments - number per month (metro taxi)143
Licence transfers (Metro)8
Licence transfers (Urban)3
Licence transfers (Regional)0
Licence transfers (Country)0
Licence transfers (metro hire car)7
Licence transfers (special licence)2
Licences issued (taxi licences)9
Licences issued (hire car licences)0
Licences issued (special vehicles)1
Licences issued (RH Vehicles)1

Hire vehicle industry (June 2016)

Metropolitan hire cars1,136
Country hire cars63
Special purpose vehicles966
Restricted hire cars610

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

Compliance outcomes (June 2016)

Vehicle Inspections1,028
Rectification Notice117
Infringement Notice18
Official Caution (Written warning)2