On-demand transport fees and charges

Fees and charges are based on a cost model that was developed to enable the Department of Transport to forecast the operational cost of its regulatory function.

  On-demand vehicle fees and charges (2018/2019)

Charter or RPT vehicle fees

Charter (omnibus) or RPT (omnibus) vehicles annual licence fees. Transport Coordination Act 1966 Part III Division 2 - Omnibuses.
Fee type Fee
Charter or RPT vehicles: 1 seat annual licence fee $70.25 [1]
Charter or RPT vehicles: 2 seats annual licence fee $140.50 [1]
Charter or RPT vehicles: 3 seats annual licence fee $210.75 [1]
Charter or RPT vehicles: 4 seats annual licence fee $281.00 [1]
Charter or RPT vehicles: 5 - 14 seats annual licence fee $281.00 [1]
Charter or RPT vehicles: 15 - 24 seats annual licence fee $281.00 [1]
Charter or RPT vehicles: 25 - 34 seats annual licence fee $281.00 [1]
Charter or RPT vehicles: 35 - 44 seats annual licence fee $281.00 [1]
Charter or RPT vehicles: 45 - 59 seats annual licence fee $281.00 [1]
Charter or RPT vehicles: 60 or more seats annual licence fee $281.00 [1]
Charter or RPT vehicles: Omnibus, issue of a pair of number plates annual licence fee $44.00 [2]

[1] Transport Co-ordination Regulations 1985 - r.8A (a) (ii)

[2] Transport Co-ordination Regulations 1985 - r.8B (b)

Country Taxi fees

Transport Coordination Act 1966 Part IIIB - Taxi-cars in country districts.
Fee type Fee
Country taxi: Administration fee for issuing a new taxi-car licence $217.00 [1]
Country taxi: Issuing or renewing an ordinary taxi-car licence fee $217.00 [2]
Country taxi: Transferring an ordinary taxi-car licence fee $228.00 [3]
Country taxi: Issuing number plates for a vehicle licensed as a taxi-car (pair) fee $44.00 [4]
Country taxi: Authorising the operation of another vehicle in substitution for a vehicle under repair fee $76.00 [5]

[1] Transport (Country Taxi-car) Regulations 1982 - Schedule 1: item 1

[2] Transport (Country Taxi-car) Regulations 1982 - Schedule 1: item 2

[3] Transport (Country Taxi-car) Regulations 1982 - Schedule 1: item 3

[4] Transport (Country Taxi-car) Regulations 1982 - Schedule 1: item 4

[5] Transport (Country Taxi-car) Regulations 1982 - Schedule 1: item 5

Hire and reward extension (bus/taxi) fees

Fees are non-refundable.
Fee type Fee
F (bus) extension application $110.10
T (taxi) extension application $110.10

Metropolitan Taxi plate fees

Taxi Act 1994 - Metropolitan Taxis
Fee type Fee
Metropolitan taxi plate: Annual taxi plate fee $217.00 [1]
Metropolitan taxi plate: Transfer and deceased estate fee $76.00 [2]
Metropolitan taxi plate: Issue of taxi plates or the issue of replacements for lost, damaged or stolen taxi plates $44.00 [3]

[1] Taxi Regulations 1995 - r.19(1)

[2] Taxi Regulations 1995 - r.19(2)

[3] Taxi Regulations 1995 - r.19(4)

Periodic Government leased plate fees

Taxi Act 1994. Note: The annual taxi plate fee applies to government leased plate holders. Total annual fee for conventional, MPT, Peak Period, Area Restricted = $1,013.00 + $217.00 = $1,230.00. Total annual fee for PBT TRIAL = $1.00 + $217.00 = $218.00. $1,013.00 = $253.25 per quarter.
Fee type Fee
Periodic Government leased plate fees: Conventional taxis, sedan $1,013.00 [1]
Periodic Government leased plate fees: Conventional taxis, van $1,013.00 [1]
Periodic Government leased plate fees: Conventional taxis, green taxi trial $1,013.00 [1]
Periodic Government leased plate fees: Multi-purpose taxis $1,013.00 [1]
Periodic Government leased plate fees: Restricted hours taxis (peak period), sedan $1,013.00 [1]
Periodic Government leased plate fees: Restricted hours taxis (peak period), van $1,013.00 [1]
Periodic Government leased plate fees: Restricted area taxis, Swan/Kalamunda $1,013.00 [1]
Periodic Government leased plate fees: Restricted area taxis, Armadale/Gosnells, Wanneroo, Rockingham/Kwinana $1,013.00 [1]
Periodic Government leased plate fees: Purpose-built Taxi (PBT) $1,013.00 [1]
Periodic Government leased plate fees: Purpose-built Taxi TRIAL (PBT) $1.00 [1]

[1] Taxi Industry Development Account Authorised by sections 16(2) and 41(2) of the Taxi Act

  Fees and charges for on-demand booking services

The ODBS authorisation fee for the first 12 months will be waived for those authorisations granted before Sunday 30 June 2019. All annual fees for  on-demand booking service authorisations will be payable after this date.

An application fee of $113 is payable at the time of application lodgement. The application fee only applies to new applications, i.e. it will not apply to the annual renewal of ODBS authorisation.

When applying for authorisation, the ODBS applicant must indicate which fee band best meets their needs for the upcoming year. It is recommended that businesses apply for authorisation based on the highest number of vehicles they expect to dispatch work to over the 12 months.

From Monday 1 July 2019, the relevant annual authorisation fee will be payable once the application for the ODBS authorisation is approved:

On demand transport authorisation fees

Fee type Fee
On-demand booking service authorisation application fee* $113.00 [1]
On-demand booking service authorisation: 1 vehicle $250.00
On-demand booking service authorisation: 2-5 vehicles $470.00
On-demand booking service authorisation: 6-15 vehicles $1,380.00
On-demand booking service authorisation: 16-30 vehicles $2,750.00
On-demand booking service authorisation: 31-50 vehicles $4,500.00
On-demand booking service authorisation: 51-90 vehicles $7,400.00
On-demand booking service authorisation: 91-150 vehicles $12,300.00
On-demand booking service authorisation: 151-250 vehicles $20,000.00
On-demand booking service authorisation: 251-500 vehicles $33,000.00
On-demand booking service authorisation: Over 500 vehicles $65,000.00
On-demand booking services: Change of Responsible Officer $23.00

[1] *Applicable from Thursday 28 February 2019.

If you operate an authorised ODBS (or have an association arrangement with an authorised ODBS) and pass a booking on to another authorised ODBS (i.e. the passenger and job details are fully communicated to the other provider who then takes full responsibility for liaising with the passenger), you do not need to count them in your fee band.

However, if you dispatch a job to another on-demand passenger transport service provider, but retain the booking and communication with the passenger (i.e. you remain “the face” of the booking), then you must count this vehicle in your fee band when applying for authorisation.
It is important to understand the difference between these processes to ensure you choose the most appropriate fee band for your business when applying for ODBS authorisation. You must consider the maximum number of vehicles you are likely to dispatch work to over the year.

Fees relating to taxi and charter vehicle licences will remain unchanged until implementation of Passenger Transport Vehicle authorisations in mid-2019. Visit Changes for passenger transport vehicle owners for further details.

Fees relating to hire and reward driver licence extensions (F/T) will not change until 2020 with the transition to Passenger Transport Driver authorisations. Visit Changes for passenger transport drivers for further details.

Visit On-demand Transport fees and charges for further information.

  On-demand vehicle fees and charges 2019/2020

From mid-2019, all taxi plates, taxi-car, Regular Passenger Transport licences and charter vehicle licences will be replaced by a single Passenger Transport Vehicle (PTV) authorisation with four categories of service:

  • On-demand rank or hail passenger transport service (OD-RH);
  • On-demand charter passenger transport service (OD-C);
  • Tourism passenger transport service (TPT); and
  • Regular passenger transport service (RPT).

Existing taxi plates and licences will be automatically transitioned in July 2019, with PTV application fees waived. The transitioned PTV authorisation will have the same expiry as their previous licence.

PTV authorisations will be valid for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months.

The PTV authorisation fee will be up to approximately $115 for a 12 month authorisation, with a one-time application fee of approximately $15 per application.

Fees relating to hire and reward driver licence extensions (F/T) will not change until 2020 with the transition to on-demand driver authorisations.

  Bpoint payment option

Bpoint logo
Bpoint logo

Bpoint is a payment option provided by the Commonwealth Bank which enables Drivers to pay invoices on-line using a credit card.

You may use Bpoint to make your Taxi Driver invoice payment.

Bpoint is fully mobile phone friendly so you can make payment when on the road.

To get started

  • Open Bpoint link below.
  • Enter your biller code.
External Link Bpoint - bill payment

  Fees associated with On-demand transport reform

The reform will see the implementation of new fees and charges relating to the authorisation of on-demand booking services, regular passenger transport service providers and all passenger transport vehicles and drivers.

The first stage to be implemented is the authorisation of on-demand booking services (ODBS).

The annual ODBS authorisation fee will be waived for authorisations approved before Sunday 30 June 2019. Any on-demand booking service authorisations after this will incur the full authorisation fee.

An application fee of $113 is payable at the time of application lodgement.

When applying for authorisation, the ODBS applicant will indicate which fee band best meets their needs for the upcoming year. It is recommended that businesses apply for authorisation based on the highest number of vehicles they expect to dispatch work to over the 12 months.

From Monday 1 July 2019, the relevant annual authorisation fee will be payable once the application for the ODBS authorisation is approved.

Fees relating to taxi and charter vehicle licences will remain unchanged until implementation of Passenger Transport Vehicle authorisations in mid-2019. Visit Changes for passenger transport vehicle owners for further details.

Fees relating to hire and reward driver licence extensions (F/T) will not change until 2020 with the transition to Passenger Transport Driver authorisations. Visit Changes for passenger transport drivers for further details.

 

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