CrimTrac fee

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The below information may be out of date as this page is currently under review.

TheTaxi Services Commission is changing the way police checks are conducted. On 1 July 2015 the TSC will introduce CrimTracallowing us to conduct police checks internally.

Applicantswill no longer need to obtain a National Police Certificate (NPC) from VictoriaPolice.

Insteadof obtaining a NPC before you submit an application to the TSC, we will conducta police check once you submit your application.

Thecurrent cost of a NPC with Victoria Police is $45.00 per person and can take up to 8 weeksto process. The TSC will incur a fee toconduct each police check on your behalf, but the process will be included innormal processing timeframes. We are therefore proposing the $45.00 fee for eachNPC be incorporated into existing TSC application fees.

For example:

Currently toapply for a Hire Car, Restricted Hire Car orSpecial Purpose Vehicle licence as an individual you must obtain a National Police certificate fromVictoria Police at a cost of $45.00, then apply to the TSC with an applicationfee of $182.70. A partnership or companythat applies for a licence must obtain a NPC for each additional 'relevantperson'.

With theIntroduction of CrimTrac you can submit your application to the TSC and the TSC will conduct a police check on your behalf.

If partnership or companyapplies for a Hire Car, Restricted Hire Car or Special Purpose Vehicle licence,a NPC is required for each 'relevant person'. This requires a partnership orcompany applying for a licence to pay an additional $45.00 for each relevant personlisted on the application.  For example,the fee for a partnership with twopeople would be $232.70 plus an additional$45.00 for the second NPC.

In shortthere will be no additional cost, however all documentation can be submitteddirectly to the TSC and the overall processing time including the police checkwill reduce to 3-4 weeks.

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