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Taxi Services Commission

The Taxi Services Commission (TSC) regulates the taxi and hire vehicle industries. It also issues Driving Instructor Authorities.

On 20 July 2016, the Victorian Government announced Yehudi Blacher (Chair), Janet Dore and Monique Conheady as the new Taxi Services Commissioners, effective 1 August 2016.

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Industries regulated

TSC is the regulator of Victorian taxis and hire vehicles. It also issues Driving Instructor Authorities. For more information see:

Main functions

The key functions of the TSC include:

  • Taxi and hire vehicle licensing
  • Issuing taxi and hire vehicle driver accreditations
  • Issuing taxi industry accreditations
  • Issuing driving instructor authorities
  • Administering the Multi Purpose Taxi Program and country wheelchair accessible taxi subsidy scheme
  • Developing policy and reviewing regulations
  • Monitoring the industries it regulates to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulations
  • Liaising and consulting with these industries and with consumers
  • Providing business and information technology support to the industries it regulates
  • Implementation of the government supported reforms from the Taxi Industry Inquiry's final report.

The Victorian Government does not deliver the services provided by its regulated industries or employ the people who work within them.