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 the Bpoint to make a payment.
Expression of Interest: Participate in a trial of Purpose-built Taxis.
The Department of Transport (DoT) is seeking applications from current metropolitan taxi driver to participate in a trial of approved Purpose-built Taxis. (EOI Reference Number: 0006/13)
DoT seeks to trial Purpose-built Taxis in the Perth Taxi Control Area. The trial will 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 1 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
- Performance metrics (number of jobs completed per hour etc.)
Successful applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Previously unsuccessful applicants for the trial need not apply.
To access the application form and all terms and conditions of the trial please visit our website at http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/pbt
Please contact 1300 660 147 if you have any queries.
Applications must be hand delivered to Passenger Services.
- 20 Brown Street
Western Australia 6004
Applications close 5pm Tuesday 24th December 2013.
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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.
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 (external website) each Wednesday and Saturday.