Leasing taxi plates
Pay your taxi invoice online via Bpoint
Bpoint is a payment option provided by the Commonwealth Bank which enables Taxi Drivers to pay invoices on-line using a credit card.
Please use Bpoint to make your Taxi Driver invoice payment.
Please use the link below and enter your biller code to get started.
Expression of Interest: Participate in the Purpose-built Taxi Trial (0001/14)
The Department of Transport (DoT) is seeking applications from current metropolitan taxi drivers to participate in a trial of approved Purpose-built Taxis.
DoT is trialling Purpose-built Taxis in the Perth Taxi Control Area. The trial seeks to measure the relative merits of Purpose-built Taxis in comparison to other vehicle types.
Driver applicants must have been registered as a Perth taxi driver for at least one year and be able provide written evidence that a purchase/lease agreement has been discussed with an approved vehicle dealer.
Applicants will be assessed on the basis of certain historical performance as a driver, including:
- compliance, complaint and payment history, and
- performance metrics (number of jobs completed per hour, etc).
Expression of interest (EOI) are being invited to fill the remaining 50 places in the trial.
Drivers who applied for the trial through a previous EOI and who received written confirmation that they have been placed on the waiting list need not re-apply. Wait-listed applicants will be re-assessed along with new applicants.
Previously unsuccessful applicants for the trial need not apply.
Please call 1300 660 147 if you have any queries.
Applications closed at 5pm AWST Wednesday 26 February 2014.
Purpose-built Taxi Trial participant's resources
The Department of Transport (DoT) is currently conducting a 4 year trial of Purpose-built Taxis in the Perth Control Area. The trial will measure the relative merits of Purpose-Built Taxis in comparison to other vehicle types.
If successful in being offered a place on the trial, you would enter into a five (5) year Purpose-built Taxis (PbT) lease agreement with the DoT. The trial will run for the first 4 of these 5 years.
Your main commitments as a trial participant are;
- Always operating the taxi plates on an approved PbT vehicle
- Ensuring anyone driving the vehicle has completed a Vehicle Familiarisation Course with the dealer
- Keeping records of operator costs for the vehicle, specifically;
- Fuel costs
- Repair and maintenance costs
- Vehicle registration and examination fees
- Insurance costs
- Any other costs paid towards the vehicle
- Submitting your records to the DoT at the end of every calendar month.
- Assisting the DoT gather passenger feedback by advertising the trial survey in the vehicle and requesting that passengers complete the survey
- Driving the vehicle yourself for at least 36 hours per week.
The following resources are for taxi drivers who are participating in the trial.
Purpose-built Taxi Trial - How to prepare and submit monthly reporting data (video)
Taxis maximum lease rates - metropolitan
As of: 1 June 2013
Shift lease rates (plate and vehicle)
|Shift||Amount (GST included)|
|Friday or Saturday night shift (includes $3 TCSU surcharge)||$144.00|
|Any other 12 hour shift||$90.23|
Plate lease rates (plate only)
|Time period||Amount (including GST)|
|Peak period taxi plate lease per week (Friday and Saturday night)||$71.50|
|Peak period taxi plate lease rate per shift (other than Friday and Saturday night)||$35.75|
|Taxi plate lease rate per week (other than Peak Period Taxis)||$355.00 (GST excluded)|
Taxi plates for the metropolitan area
There are 4 types of taxi plates available for lease in the metropolitan area. (current as of: 2013)
Taxi plates for the metropolitan area
|Taxi type||Lease period||Cost||Available plates|
|Conventional taxis||8 years||$200 per week (vans) and $250 per week (sedans)||0|
|Multi-purpose taxis||10 years||$100 per week||0|
|Peak-period taxis||10 years||$40 per week (vans) and $50 per week (sedans)||0|
|Restricted-area taxis||10 years||$100 per week||0|
Find out more
For more information and plate availability check the Government Tenders sections of The West Australian each Wednesday and Saturday.
|The West Australian Newspaper|