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Peak service taxis - hours of operation

Sections of the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017 relating to commercial passenger vehicle licences are now law. Information about the changes is available on the Industry reforms page.

The below information may be out of date as this page is currently under review.

Peak service taxi at nightPeak service taxis were introduced in Melbourne to improve the availability of taxis at night and during special events. Peak service taxis have distinctive green roofs and are commonly referred to as 'Green Tops'.

Hours of operation

Peak service taxis operate between the hours of 3 pm and 7 am.

They are also authorised to operate 24 hours on the following days:

  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix
  • Melbourne Cup Day
  • Oaks Day.