Leasing taxi plates

There are four types of taxi plates available for lease in the metropolitan area: Conventional taxis, Multi-purpose taxis, Peak-period taxis and Restricted-area taxis. Here you will also find Bpoint, which enables Taxi Drivers to pay invoices on-line.

Pay your taxi invoice online via Bpoint

Bpoint logo

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.

External Link Bpoint

Expression of Interest: Participate in the Purpose-built Taxi Trial (0002/14)

The Department of Transport (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.

The DoT is seeking applications from current metropolitan taxi drivers to participate in a trial of approved Purpose-built Taxis. This may be the last opportunity to join the trial.

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:

  • experience,
  • compliance, complaint and payment history, and
  • performance metrics (number of jobs completed per hour, etc).

Expressions of Interest are invited to fill the remaining places in the trial.

All previous applicants are welcome to apply.

Please call 1300 660 147 if you have any queries.

Applications must be hand delivered to Passenger Services by 5pm AWST Friday 16 May 2014.

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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.

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Taxis_F_Pbt_InVehicleLogFuel.pdf icon Kb
Taxis_F_Pbt_InVehicleLogOperatorCosts.pdf icon Kb
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Taxis_F_PbT_SampleLeaseAgreement.pdf icon Kb
Taxis_B_PbT_SamplePlateOperatingConditions.pdf icon Kb

Purpose-built Taxi Trial - How to prepare and submit monthly reporting data (video)

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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
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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)
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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
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Find out more

For more information and plate availability check the Government Tenders sections of The West Australian each Wednesday and Saturday.

External Link The West Australian Newspaper

 

Page last updated: Wed Apr 23 2014 11:28:53 AM