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Acts, regulations & other legislative instruments

New regulations

The Taxi Services Commission regulates the industry in accordance with various acts, regulations and other legislative instruments.

On 26 June 2017, the new Transport (Buses, Taxi-Cabs and Other Commercial Passenger Vehicles) (Taxi-Cab Industry Accreditation and Other Matters) Regulations 2017 came into effect.

These new Regulations streamline and replace five sets of expiring and redundant regulations, including the:

  • Transport (Taxi-Cabs, Buses and Other Commercial Passenger Vehicles) Regulations 2016
  • Transport (Taxi-Cab Industry Accreditation) Regulations 2007.

The new Regulations relieve the industry of compliance with a number of technical requirements.

The purpose of the new Regulations is to support safe commercial passenger vehicle services and ensure consumer protections are in place, while enabling the industry to compete in an evolving operating environment. The key changes focus on:

  • driver responsibilities and passenger behaviour
  • vehicles and vehicle safety
  • fares and charges
  • operational oversight
  • record keeping.

A Regulatory Impact Statement was prepared regarding the new Regulations. The Statement was advertised on Tuesday 2 May 2016 seeking public comment, and 13 submissions were received and considered.

For more information on the changes a schedule and a summary are provided.

Acts, regulations and other legislative instruments

The Taxi Services Commission regulates the industry in accordance with various acts, regulations and other legislative instruments including those listed below.

Acts

Act TitleAct Number
Road Safety Act 1986127/1986
Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 19839921/1983
Transport Integration Act 20106/201

Regulations

RegulationsStatutory Regulation Number

Transport (Buses, Taxi-Cabs and Other Commercial Passenger Vehicles) (Taxi-Cab Industry Accreditation and Other Matters) Regulations 2017

50/2017

See the Victorian Law Today Library for the latest version of relevant Acts and Regulations.