Taxi licence changes

Following payment of Transition Assistance, changes will be made to taxi licences.

Perpetual and fixed-term taxi licences will be revoked and a new annual taxi licence issued to the operator. All assignments will cease.

The new annual licences will be issued with the same zone and type (conventional or wheelchair accessible) as the revoked licence as outlined in the table below.

All licence holders will receive a letter from the Taxi Services Commission when this change occurs.

There is no change to the licence category of current annual taxi licences.

Current licence to be revokedLicence changes/replacement annual licence to be issued
MF - Metropolitan Fixed Term

MTA - Metropolitan Taxi Annual

MT - Metropolitan Taxi
PS - Peak Service
MF5 - Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Metropolitan Fixed Term

MTA5 - Metropolitan Taxi Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Annual

M50, M51, M80 - Metropolitan Taxi Wheelchair Accessible Taxi
CTF - Country Taxi Fixed Term

CTA - Country Taxi Annual

CT - Country Taxi
C50F - Country Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Fixed Term

CTA5 - Country Taxi Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Annual

C50 - Country Wheelchair Accessible Taxi
RTF - Regional Taxi Fixed Term

RTA - Regional Taxi Annual

RT - Regional Taxi
RT5F - Regional Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Fixed Term

RTA5 - Regional Taxi Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Annual

RT5 - Regional Wheelchair Accessible Taxi
UF - Urban Fixed Term

UTA - Urban Taxi Annual

UT - Urban Taxi
UF5, UT5F - Urban Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Fixed Term

UTA5 - Urban Taxi Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Annual

UT5 - Urban Taxi Wheelchair Accessible Taxi

Taxi licence scenarios for licence holders

If you own and operate a perpetual or fixed term taxi licence, the following will apply to you.

  • Transition Assistance payments will be made to eligible licence holders.
  • Your licence will be revoked.
  • You will be issued with a new equivalent annual taxi licence.
  • Your current vehicle details will be automatically attached to your new licence.
  • You will not be charged for this taxi licence change.
  • You will receive a letter and new licence certificate in the mail.
  • You can continue to operate your business as usual.

If you own a perpetual taxi licence and assign it to an operator, the following will apply to you.

  • Transition Assistance payments will be made to eligible licence holders.
  • Your licence will be revoked and your assignment agreement will cease.
  • Your assignee will be issued with a new equivalent annual taxi licence.
  • Your assignee’s current vehicle details will be automatically attached to their new licence.
  • You will receive a letter in the mail.
  • You will no longer be a licence holder, however if you wish to operate a taxi or hire car, you will be able to apply for a low cost licence when they become available for purchase.

If you own a perpetual taxi licence which is not assigned and is currently non-operational, the following will apply to you.

  • Transition Assistance payments will be made to eligible licence holders.
  • Your current licence will be revoked.
  • You will be issued with a new equivalent non-operational annual taxi licence.
  • You will receive a letter and new licence certificate in the mail.
  • You will need to contact the TSC if you want to start operating your licence.

Taxi licence scenario for operators

If you are an operator with a current assignment agreement with a licence holder, the following will apply to you.

  • The licence you are currently operating will be revoked and your assignment agreement will cease.
  • You will become a licence holder and be issued with an equivalent annual taxi licence.
  • Your current vehicle details will be automatically attached to your new licence.
  • You will not be charged for this taxi licence change.
  • You will receive a letter and new licence certificate in the mail.
  • You can continue to operate your business as usual.