We monitor pricing for prescribed services at the Port of Melbourne, advise the minister on accident towing prices, assess and approve rail freight access arrangements, monitor Victorian country and regional taxi fares, and determine taxi fares for metropolitan and large regional zones.
We monitor the port's compliance with price setting regulations, develop guidelines, and produce inquiries, studies and reviews that promote the long-term interest of port users.
We regulate maximum fares for unbooked commercial passenger vehicles, which include 'rank and hail' taxis. We also produce annual monitoring reports and conduct reviews and inquiries that promote the long-term interests of consumers.
We review Victorian accident towing and storage charges, then use our findings to make recommendations to the Minister for Roads.
Maximum taxi fares for unbooked taxis will stay the same under our new price determination, however two new items will be introduced: optional 'time and distance’ tariffs and a cleaning fee.
View information on how we monitor the Port of Melbourne's compliance with pricing regulations, and how we promote the long-term interests of Victorian consumers by conducting market performance and reporting activities.
We conduct periodic reviews of fees for accident towing, storage and salvage services in Melbourne. These reviews inform recommendations to the Minister for Roads about whether currently regulated fees are appropriate and whether any unregulated storage or salvage services should have a regulated fee.
We have released our draft recommendations on accident towing, storage and salvage fees in Melbourne. This is the second stage of our periodic review of fees, following the consultation paper we released in April 2018.
View the recommendations and provide feedback until 26 September 2018.