Taxi fares

Taxi fare and surcharge information

Notes and definitions

  • Flagfall - This is the minimum charge for the hire of a taxi.
  • Tariff 1 - Monday to Friday, 6am to 6pm
  • Tariff 2 - Monday to Friday, 6pm to 6am. Friday 6pm to Monday 6am. All day public holidays
  • Tariff 3 - Applies when ever five (5) or more passengers are carried (only applies to vehicles manufactured to carry six (6)or more adult passengers)
  • Airport Surcharge - Taxi operators are permitted to pass on the Airport surcharge and any other toll paid during the hire. Previously, the Airport levy was added to the fare at the conclusion of a taxi journey over and above the fare shown on the meter. Historically, some passengers were unwilling to pay the cost quoted by the driver as it was inconsistent with the meter reading. Adding the levy to the meter not only ensures that the cost quoted by the driver is consistent with the meter reading. It also means the levy is recorded on a receipt that can be followed-up where compliance action is required.
  • Call Out Fee (only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through a registered Taxi Dispatch Service or booking service advertised by a country taxi plate operator)
  • Country running Whenever 5 or more passengers are carried (only applies to vehicles manufactured to carry six (6) or more adult passengers)

Metropolitan taxi fares

Metropolitan taxi fares - Effective from 1 December 2013 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.10 Applies Monday to Friday, 6am to 6pm
Tariff 1 per km $1.69 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.00 Monday to Friday, 6pm to 6am. Friday 6pm to Monday 6am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $1.69 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 3 flagfall $6.00 Applies whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Tariff 3 per km $2.51 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 3 detention per hour $74.60 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $3.50 Between midnight and 5am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.00 Between 12am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.70 Between 6pm, 31 December and 6am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through a registered Taxi Dispatch Service.
Multiple Hiring 75% of metered fare payable at each destination
Cleaning fee $48.10 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Airport Surcharge $2.00
Country running $1.02 Rate per kilometre, based on return journey.
Country running $1.55 Whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Metropolitan tours $72.50 Charge for first hour (undertaken by qualified tour guides)
Metropolitan tours $17.60 For each additional quarter hour (undertaken by qualified tour guides)
Weddings $133.60 For the first two hours, or part thereof
Weddings $16.60 For each additional quarter hour
Funerals $66.90 For the first two hours, or part thereof
Funerals $16.60 For each additional quarter hour
Luggage Free Includes other baggage
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About the nine regional taxi fare zones

On 14 December 2013, and following consultation with industry, the Department of Transport changed the way regional taxi fares are calculated. Historically, the fares were increased annually by the same percentage as metropolitan fares. However, this method did not take into account the differing costs of living in the regions.

The decision was made to realign the six (6) original regional taxi fare zones into nine (9).

  1. Gascoyne
  2. Goldfields/Esperance
  3. Great Southern
  4. Kimberley
  5. Mid West
  6. Peel
  7. Pilbara
  8. South West
  9. Wheatbelt

This change reflects the number of regions that are used by the Department of Regional Development when calculating the Regional Price Index (RPI).

This realignment made it possible for the RPI figures to be used to calculate new fares that would better service each region. As a result, the Kalbarri region was abolished and four new Taxi fare regions were created: Gascoyne, Wheatbelt, Great Southern and Peel.

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Gascoyne region taxi fares

Carnarvon, Denham and Exmouth.

Gascoyne region taxi fares - Effective from 14 December 2013 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.10 Applies Monday to Friday, 6am to 6pm
Tariff 1 per km $2.27 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.00 Monday to Friday, 6pm to 6am. Friday 6pm to Monday 6am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $2.27 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 3 flagfall $6.00 Applies whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Tariff 3 per km $3.35 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 3 detention per hour $74.60 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.60 Between midnight and 5am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.00 Between 12am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.60 Between 6pm, 31 December and 6am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.22 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.85 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $48.10 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage
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Goldfields/Esperance region taxi fares

Coolgardie, Esperance, Hopetoun, Kalgoorlie/Boulder and Kambalda.

Goldfields/Esperance region taxi fares - Effective from 14 December 2013 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.10 Applies Monday to Friday, 6am to 6pm
Tariff 1 per km $1.75 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.00 Monday to Friday, 6pm to 6am. Friday 6pm to Monday 6am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $1.75 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 3 flagfall $6.00 Applies whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Tariff 3 per km $2.51 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 3 detention per hour $74.60 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.60 Between midnight and 5am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.00 Between 12am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.60 Between 6pm, 31 December and 6am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.11 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.63 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $48.10 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage
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Great Southern region

Albany, Denmark, Katanning and Mount Barker.

Great Southern region taxi fares - Effective from 14 December 2013 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.10 Applies Monday to Friday, 6am to 6pm
Tariff 1 per km $1.71 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.00 Monday to Friday, 6pm to 6am. Friday 6pm to Monday 6am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $1.71 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 3 flagfall $6.00 Applies whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Tariff 3 per km $2.54 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 3 detention per hour $74.60 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.60 Between midnight and 5am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.00 Between 12am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.60 Between 6pm, 31 December and 6am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.02 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.55 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $48.10 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage
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Kimberley region taxi fares

Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Kununurra and Wyndham.

Kimberley region taxi fares - Effective from 14 December 2013 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.10 Applies Monday to Friday, 6am to 6pm
Tariff 1 per km $2.23 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.00 Monday to Friday, 6pm to 6am. Friday 6pm to Monday 6am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $2.23 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 3 flagfall $6.00 Applies whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Tariff 3 per km $3.28 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 3 detention per hour $74.60 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.60 Between midnight and 5am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.00 Between12am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.60 Between 6pm, 31 December and 6am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.24 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.88 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $48.10 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage
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Mid West region taxi fares

Dongara, Geraldton, Kalbarri and Meekatharra.

Mid West region taxi fares - Effective from 14 December 2013 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.20 Applies Monday to Friday, 6am to 6pm
Tariff 1 per km $1.73 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $48.50 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.10 Monday to Friday, 6pm to 6am. Friday 6pm to Monday 6am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $1.73 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $48.50 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 3 flagfall $6.10 Applies whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Tariff 3 per km $2.55 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 3 detention per hour $75.10 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.60 Between midnight and 5am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.00 Between 12am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.70 Between 6pm, 31 December and 6am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.03 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.56 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $48.50 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage
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Peel region

Mandurah, Pinjarra and Waroona.

Peel region taxi fares - Effective from 14 December 2013 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.10 Applies Monday to Friday, 6am to 6pm
Tariff 1 per km $1.71 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.00 Monday to Friday, 6pm to 6am. Friday 6pm to Monday 6am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $1.71 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 3 flagfall $6.00 Applies whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Tariff 3 per km $2.54 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 3 detention per hour $74.60 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.60 Between midnight and 5am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.00 Between 12am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.60 Between 6pm, 31 December and 6am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.02 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.55 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $48.10 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage
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Pilbara region taxi fares

Dampier, Karratha, Newman, Onslow, Port Hedland, Roebourne, Wickham and Tom Price.

Pilbara region taxi fares - Effective from 14 December 2013 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.10 Applies Monday to Friday, 6am to 6pm
Tariff 1 per km $2.27 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.00 Monday to Friday, 6pm to 6am. Friday 6pm to Monday 6am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $2.27 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 3 flagfall $6.00 Applies whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Tariff 3 per km $3.35 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 3 detention per hour $74.60 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.60 Between midnight and 5am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.00 Between 12am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.60 Between 6pm, 31 December and 6am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.22 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.85 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $48.10 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage
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South West region taxi fares

Augusta, Bridgetown, Bunbury, Busselton, Collie, Dunsborough, Harvey, Manjimup and Margaret River.

South West region taxi fares - Effective from 14 December 2013 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.10 Applies Monday to Friday, 6am to 6pm
Tariff 1 per km $1.71 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.00 Monday to Friday, 6pm to 6am. Friday 6pm to Monday 6am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $1.71 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 3 flagfall $6.00 Applies whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Tariff 3 per km $2.54 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 3 detention per hour $74.60 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.60 Between midnight and 5am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.00 Between 12am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.60 Between 6pm, 31 December and 6am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.02 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.55 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $48.10 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage
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Wheatbelt region

Jurien, Merredin, Narrogin, Northam, Toodyay, Wongan Hills and York.

Wheatbelt region taxi fares - Effective from 14 December 2013 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.10 Applies Monday to Friday, 6am to 6pm
Tariff 1 per km $1.75 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.00 Monday to Friday, 6pm to 6am. Friday 6pm to Monday 6am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $1.75 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $48.10 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 3 flagfall $6.00 Applies whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Tariff 3 per km $2.51 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 3 detention per hour $74.60 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.60 Between midnight and 5am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.00 Between 12am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.60 Between 6pm, 31 December and 6am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.11 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.63 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $48.10 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage
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