Taxi zones

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Taxi zones

Victoria consists of four taxi zones:

  • metropolitan
  • urban and large regional (urban)
  • regional
  • country.

The zones allow taxis outside of Melbourne to work across a broader geographic area, in reaction to public demand.

This system provides opportunities and flexibility for taxis particularly in non-metropolitan areas. Taxi operating conditions and fares vary between zones.

The zones system also determines:

  • the annual fee for taxi licences
  • what fare structure may be applicable in taxis.

The following table summarises where taxis will be able to operate depending on their zone:

Type of vehicle

What they can do

Metropolitan taxi

  • Accept rank and hail work within the metropolitan zone only.
  • Pre-booked work to or from anywhere in Victoria, except for any journey where both the pick-up and drop-off are within the urban zone.

Urban taxi

  • Accept rank and hail work within the urban zone only.
  • Pre-booked work to or from anywhere in Victoria, except for any journey where both the pick-up and drop-off are within the metropolitan zone.

Regional taxi

  • Accept rank and hail work within the regional zone only.
  • Pre-booked work to or from anywhere in Victoria, except for any journey where both the pick-up and drop-off are within the metropolitan or urban zones.

Country taxi

  • Accept rank and hail work within the country zone only.
  • Pre-booked work to or from anywhere in Victoria, except for any journey where both the pick-up and drop-off are within the metropolitan, urban or regional zones.

For more detailed information on the zones and boundaries refer to the zone map.

Hire cars zones

On 9 October 2017 hire car zones were abolished.

Taxi zones map

Victorian Taxi Zones Map

Taxi zones map PDF, 826.3 KB
Taxi zones map description

Detailed maps of zone boundaries

Metropolitan

Urban

Regional

More information

Determination of Taxi Boundaries 2014 was announced on 12 June 2014 following the publication of the Victorian Government Gazette.

For information on the Declaration of Taxi Zones – Regulatory Impact Statement see Consultation papers.