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.
We have released a consultation paper reviewing the maximum surcharge to apply from 1 July 2019. We are seeking feedback until 4 February 2019.
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.