We regulate costs related to commercial passenger vehicles, which includes unbooked ride-share services. As part of this regulatory work, we regulate maximum taxi fares. We also produce annual monitoring reports, and conduct reviews and inquiries on the commercial passenger vehicle industry that promote the long-term interests of consumers.
Commercial passenger vehicles
View maximum fares for taxis that are hailed on the street or caught from a rank within the ‘metropolitan’ and ‘urban and large regional’ zones in Victoria. Access information on non-cash payment surcharges for all commercial passenger vehicles.
We look at demand, supply, and operator costs to determine whether we raise or lower maximum fares for commercial passenger vehicles, which includes an unbooked taxi service hailed from the street or caught from a rank, or an unbooked ride-share service.
Our annual monitoring reports assessed the performance of taxis in regional and country Victoria. As of 1 July 2018, we no longer have a role in this area.
View research and findings that promote the long-term interests of commercial passenger vehicle consumers.
We are seeking feedback on our draft decision and first determination for our review of the maximum non-cash payment surcharge to apply to taxis.
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.
We are seeking feedback on our draft decision, as well as our approach to to our first determination (to keep the maximum surcharge at five per cent while we complete this review). Submissions on the draft decision are due by 22 July 2019. Submissions on our approach to first determination are due by 24 June 2019.