Taxi fares

This page provides details on all taxi fares and surcharges.

  Unauthorised tip charge

Drivers could be breaking the Australian Consumer Law if a service tip is charged without the passenger's knowledge or authority.

The issue arises when a patron pays the fare using a taxi electronic pay machine that has an automated tip charge facility. It is often the case that patrons do not offer a tip and are not asked if they wish to pay a tip. It will not be clear to the patron unless they ask for a receipt or check the items at the time of payment.

Tips are not subject to taxi fare regulation requirements. However, under Australian Consumer Law, drivers cannot charge this fee unless it is offered by the patron or made clear that it is an optional payment for good service, as is the norm for tipping in other countries and service areas. Failure to do so could be an offence under the Australian Consumer Law and the patron also has the right to demand a refund for the tip charge.

On Demand Transport will refer any complaints or feedback regarding an unauthorised taxi tip to the State Government's administrators of the Australian Consumer Law, the Department of Commerce, Consumer Protection Division for further investigation.

With the increased use of taxi electronic payment systems, it is important to ensure the taxi industry maintains a professional standard of customer service and informs their patrons of all charges and options for payment.

For more information, contact the Consumer Protection Contact Centre 1300 30 40 54.

  Taxi surcharge capping at 5 per cent

The State Government has capped surcharges imposed on taxi patrons who pay their fare with non-cash methods to 5 per cent.

For further information about the surcharge capping, please see the Frequently Asked Questions document.

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  Notes and definitions

  • Flagfall: This is the minimum charge for the hire of a taxi.
  • Tariff 1: Monday to Friday, am to pm.
  • Tariff 2: Monday to Friday, pm to am. Friday pm to Monday am. 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

The Department of Transport approves the fare schedules of each Taxi Dispatch Service (TDS).

For more information concerning metropolitan taxi fares, please contact:

  • Black and White Cabs
  • Carlisle Cabs
  • LCab
  • Rainbow Taxis
  • Swan Taxis (Includes: 13 Cabs, Coastal Cabs, Easy Access Perth, Silver Service, Tricolor, Yellow Cab Co)
  • West Coast Cabs
  • White Eagle M&C
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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 24 December 2014 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.20 Applies Monday to Friday, am to pm
Tariff 1 per km $2.31 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $49.00 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.10 Monday to Friday, pm to am. Friday pm to Monday am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $2.31 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $49.00 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 3 flagfall $6.10 Applies whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Tariff 3 per km $3.41 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 3 detention per hour $76.00 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.65 Between midnight and am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.10 Between am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.70 Between pm, 31 December and am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.25 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.90 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $49.00 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage

  Goldfields/Esperance region taxi fares

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

Goldfields/Esperance region taxi fares - Effective from 24 December 2014 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.20 Applies Monday to Friday, am to pm
Tariff 1 per km $1.80 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $49.00 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.10 Monday to Friday, pm to am. Friday pm to Monday am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $1.80 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $49.00 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 $76.00 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.65 Between midnight and am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.10 Between am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.70 Between pm, 31 December and am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.15 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.66 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $49.00 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage

  Great Southern region taxi fares

Albany, Denmark, Katanning and Mount Barker.

Great Southern region taxi fares - Effective from 24 December 2014 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.20 Applies Monday to Friday, am to pm
Tariff 1 per km $1.75 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $49.00 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.10 Monday to Friday, pm to am. Friday pm to Monday am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $1.75 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $49.00 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 3 flagfall $6.10 Applies whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Tariff 3 per km $2.60 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 3 detention per hour $76.00 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.65 Between midnight and am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.10 Between am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.70 Between pm, 31 December and am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.05 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.60 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $49.00 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage

  Kimberley region taxi fares

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

Kimberley region taxi fares - Effective from 24 December 2014 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.20 Applies Monday to Friday, am to pm
Tariff 1 per km $2.27 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $49.00 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.10 Monday to Friday, pm to am. Friday pm to Monday am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $2.27 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $49.00 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 3 flagfall $6.10 Applies whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Tariff 3 per km $3.35 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 3 detention per hour $76.00 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.65 Between midnight and am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.10 Between am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.70 Between pm, 31 December and am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.26 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.92 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $49.00 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage

  Mid West region taxi fares

Dongara, Geraldton, Kalbarri and Meekatharra.

Mid West region taxi fares - Effective from 24 December 2014 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.30 Applies Monday to Friday, am to pm
Tariff 1 per km $1.76 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $49.50 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.20 Monday to Friday, pm to am. Friday pm to Monday am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $1.76 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $49.50 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 3 flagfall $6.20 Applies whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Tariff 3 per km $2.60 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 3 detention per hour $76.60 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.65 Between midnight and am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.10 Between am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.80 Between pm, 31 December and am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.05 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.60 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $49.45 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage

  Peel region taxi fares

Mandurah, Pinjarra and Waroona.

Peel region taxi fares - Effective from 24 December 2014 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.20 Applies Monday to Friday, am to
Tariff 1 per km $1.75 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $49.00 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.10 Monday to Friday, pm to am. Friday pm to Monday am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $1.75 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $49.00 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 3 flagfall $6.10 Applies whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Tariff 3 per km $2.60 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 3 detention per hour $76.00 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.65 Between midnight and am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.10 Between am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.70 Between pm, 31 December and am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.05 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.60 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $49.00 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage

  Pilbara region taxi fares

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

Pilbara region taxi fares - Effective from 24 December 2014 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.20 Applies Monday to Friday, am to pm
Tariff 1 per km $2.31 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $49.00 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.10 Monday to Friday, pm to am. Friday pm to Monday am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $2.31 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $49.00 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 3 flagfall $6.10 Applies whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Tariff 3 per km $3.41 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 3 detention per hour $76.00 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.65 Between midnight and am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.10 Between am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.70 Between pm, 31 December and am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.25 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.90 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $49.00 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage

  South West region taxi fares

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

South West region taxi fares - Effective from 24 December 2014 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.20 Applies Monday to Friday, am to pm
Tariff 1 per km $1.75 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $49.00 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.10 Monday to Friday, pm to am. Friday pm to Monday am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $1.75 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $49.00 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 3 flagfall $6.10 Applies whenever 5 or more passengers are carried
Tariff 3 per km $2.60 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 3 detention per hour $76.00 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.65 Between midnight and am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.10 Between am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.70 Between pm, 31 December and am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.05 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.60 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $49.00 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage

  Wheatbelt region taxi fares

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

Wheatbelt region taxi fares - Effective from 24 December 2014 (GST inclusive)

Item Rate Description
Tariff 1 flagfall $4.20 Applies Monday to Friday, am to pm
Tariff 1 per km $1.80 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 1 detention per hour $49.00 Waiting time per hour
Tariff 2 flagfall $6.10 Monday to Friday, pm to am. Friday pm to Monday am. All day public holidays
Tariff 2 per km $1.80 Rate per kilometre
Tariff 2 detention per hour $49.00 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 $76.00 Waiting time per hour
Ultra-peak surcharge $2.65 Between midnight and am on Friday or Saturday nights
Christmas Day surcharge $5.10 Between am to 12 midnight, 25 December
New Year's Eve surcharge $5.70 Between pm, 31 December and am, 1 January
Call Out Fee $1.50 Only to be charged when the taxi has been booked through the taxi company
Off meter rates $1.15 Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Off meter rates $1.66 Five (5) or more adult passengers. Rate per kilometre travelled both ways
Cleaning fee $49.00 Rate per hour when the taxi is soiled during hiring
Luggage Free Includes other baggage

 

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