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AUSTRALIA

NT
QLD

WA
SA
NSW

VIC

Australia Taxi Industry


Statistics, Trends and Policy Regulations
Australia Taxi Market : Key Statistics
No. of Taxis 2012 2013 2014 2015* 2016* CAGR 2010-2014
NSW 7006 7162 7347 7479 7614 15% No. of Taxis Avg. Fare ($) Licence Price (Metro)
VIC 5145 5231 5778 6013 6258
QLD 3262 3262 3264 3267 3269 10%
SA 1288 1321 1273 1310 1349
WA 2531 2573 2572 2692 2819 5%
TAS 553 585 585 598 612
ACT 306 320 316 312 309 0%
NT 177 204 209 219 229 NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS ACT NT AUST
-5%
AUST 20268 20658 21344 21866 22400
Avg. -10%
Fare ($) 2012 2013 2014 2015* 2016*
Key Observations:
NSW $24 $24 $25 $25 $26
VIC $22 $22 $24 $24 $24 • In 2016, approx. 430 Mn passengers and 22,400
QLD $21 $21 $24 $25 $27 taxis were on road. Thus approx. 19,224
SA $21 $21 $22 $22 $23 passengers per taxi travelled across Australia.
WA NA NA NA NA NA Total active taxi driver count stands at 15,500
TAS NA NA NA NA NA
ACT $21 $24 $21 $21 $21 • New South Wales(NSW) enjoys maximum fare of
$3.7/KM followed by South Australia(SA);
NT $26 $26 $26 $26 $27
Australia as a whole enjoyed $2.9 as Fare/KM
AUST $23 $23 $24 $25 $26 for 2016
License
Price (Metro) • Over the years metro zone(75% share) license
2012 2013 2014 2015* 2016* prices have decreased in most Australian
NSW $388,000 $388,000 $367,000 $355,657 $344,665 cities; 349 licenses have been added until
VIC $380,000 $280,000 $285,000 $249,829 $218,998 Dec’16 since annual taxi license
QLD $476,000 $511,000 $519,000 $547,403 $577,361 regularization, July 2014 taking the total
license count to 5601 across taxi zones:
SA $389,000 $389,000 $348,100 $339,512 $331,136 metropolitan, urban, regional & country
WA $300,000 $291,140 $291,300 $286,840 $282,448
TAS $153,000 $153,000 $153,000 $154,292 $155,595 • Point to Point Transport Bill effective 2016
ACT $285,000 $261,000 $247,000 $236,952 $227,312 lays foundation for mandatory license & inspection
NT NA NA NA NA NA Source: ATAI, TSC; *data extrapolated based on
BOS
AUST $381,200 $359,200 $350,000 $336,210 $322,963 average growth figures for 2010-2014
Key Trends, Regulations & developments
• UberX legalization in 2015 paved way for 24 app based players in NSW . P2P taskforce
New South recommendations underway. Surge Pricing and poor performance by Uber drivers not taken well by NSW
Wales ( NSW) • New Subsidary scheme allows 50% discount with $60 cap for people with disabilities
Source: NSW Taxi Council, ATIA Annual Report
• Under regulation tranche 1 effective Feb, 2017 Taxi license conversion into an annual administrative
Victoria fee will legalize app based cabs for VIC . Late 2017 will lay foundation of a single vehicle registration
(VIC) system for commercial passenger vehicles. The owners effected can apply for a Fairness Fund
Source: Victoria Taxi Council, ATIA Annual Report
• 70% of the fleet in QLD are hybrid vehicles saving 50,000+ tonnes of CO2 Emissions annually ;
Queensland 20% are wheelchair accessible taxis(WAT). With the new transport Act by TSC, a disability
(QLD) commissioner has been appointed. Big drive in 2015 saw prosecution of illegal drivers in QLD and VIC
Source: QueenslandTaxi Council, ATIA Annual Report

• In April 2016, the State Government’s decision to allow a nominal $85 license fee for Uber legalized
South Australia app based ride sharing taxi operators. Industry & council believe this is not a level playing field
(SA)
• TSC(Taxi service Commission) proposed flat $2 levy across states & is working on its enforcement
Source: South Australia Taxi Council, TSC
• Following deregulation of app based Taxis early 2015, the West Australia council & industry body join hands
West Australia together to support Australian Taxi Industry Association(ATIA) campaign, “ Don’t risk it Grab a Cab”
(WA) • Rising petrol prices in WA will lead to increase in use of alternative fuels substantially through WA’s
fleet policy & guidelines promoting selection of vehicles with Co2 emission ratings
Source: www.perthnow.com.au, www.watoday.com.au
• Effective Sept, 2016 only WAT licenses are available on application. Department plans to work with
Tasmania consultant to make WAT(wheelchair accessible Taxi) safe & establish a regulatory framework by Early 2017
(TAS) • National Disability Insurance scheme (NDIS) was rolled out nationally in July’16, operators notified
Source: Tasmania Taxi Council, TSC
• The ACT legislative assembly has launched a petition for support towards subjecting ride sharing apps
Australia to the same safety regulation as taxis as the ACT government decides on introduction of ride sharing
Capital
Territory (ACT) • CTIA proposes to promote Wheel chair Taxi's (WAT) available through licenses and subsidies
Source: Canberra taxi industry association(CTIA), ACT Taxi Innovation Review
• Online survey conducted to help design a simple set of rules for ridesharing to operate & enable fare
Northern working condition through formalization of steering committee for preparation towards legislation in
Territory (NT) parliament in 2017 to allow ride sharing in NT
Source:
BOS Case Interview https://transport.nt.gov.au
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