On-demand transport reform

On-demand transport reform is creating a simpler environment for the industry while reducing red tape.

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The Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018 will make the on-demand transport industry safer, fairer and simpler for all. The changes will level the playing field, give customers and service providers more choice and will encourage competition.

What you need to know

What you need to know

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Western Australia's on-demand transport industry is being reformed to give customers and service providers more choice and flexibility.

Changes for passenger transport vehicle owners

Changes for passenger transport vehicle owners

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On 2 July 2019, Passenger Transport Vehicle (PTV) authorisations will be available. Anyone can apply for a PTV authorisation and there will be no limits to when and when they can operate or how many authorisations someone can hold.

Changes for On-demand Booking Services

Changes for On-demand Booking Services

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As of Monday 1 April 2019, all individuals and/or businesses that take bookings for an on-demand trip from a customer and arrange a driver and vehicle to service that trip will be required to be authorised as an On-demand Booking Service (ODBS).

Changes for passenger transport drivers

Changes for passenger transport services

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The on-demand transport reform is bringing important changes for drivers.

Changes for regional operators

Changes for regional operators

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Regional operators will have the freedom to operate across the state and during hours that best suit you.

Changes for tourism and regular passenger transport

Changes for tourism and regular passenger transport

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The Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018 (the Act) introduces changes to the authorisation of tourism and regular passenger transport services, as well as the on-demand passenger transport industry.

Changes for customers

Changes for customers

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This year, new laws will make the on-demand transport industry safer. This includes taxis, limos, rides booked through apps and charter bus services. With these new laws in place, everybody in WA will have a greater choice of modern services.

On-demand passenger transport levy

On-demand passenger transport levy

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The On-demand passenger transport Levy (the Levy) will commence on 1 April 2019 and will fund the buyback of the Perth metropolitan taxi plates. The Levy is temporary.

Voluntary buyback for taxi plate owners

Voluntary buyback for taxi plate owners

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Taxi plate owners will benefit from an end to unfair restrictions on their business and from the most generous buyback scheme in the country.

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