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Taxi drivers

Over the coming months, the Victorian Government will be working with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to finalise arrangements for how eligible Multi Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP) members will receive transport support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

During this time, there will be no change to the way MPTP members access their subsidy. In addition, Wheelchair Accessible Taxi operators and drivers will continue to be paid the lifting fee.

Once the Victorian Government finalises these arrangements with the NDIA, affected MPTP members will be notified prior to any changes taking effect.

The NDIS supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. For more information see the NDIS webpage.

We administer a strong driver accreditation regime to ensure those behind the wheel of a commercial passenger vehicle are suitable to provide safe and reliable services to the Victorian Community.

Drivers of all commercial passenger vehicles, including taxis, are regulated via a common commercial passenger vehicle driver accreditation scheme.

This section contains information for prospective taxi drivers including driver accreditation and training.

Becoming a taxi driver

In order to drive a taxi, you must hold the appropriate accreditation for the zone you wish to drive in. There are four separate taxi zones:

  • Metropolitan
  • Urban and large regional
  • Regional
  • Country.

In order to apply for accreditation, you must submit completed documentation and relevant fees to the TSC. See Applications for driver accreditation for details on the process.