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

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Western Australia's on-demand transport industry has been faced with a range of challenges in recent years. Changing consumer expectations, technological advances and the emergence of new providers within the industry is driving a need for reform.

Changes for passenger transport vehicle owners

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

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

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

Changes for regional operators

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You 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 licensing of tourism and regular passenger transport industries, as well as the on-demand passenger transport industry.

Changes for customers

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Planned changes to WA's on-demand transport industry will give you more choice and easier access to safer and smarter 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

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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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Page last updated: Wed Jan 16 2019 12:09:03 PM