Annual Authorisation Fees

All authorised service providers are required by Point to Point Transport law to pay authorisation fees based on the number of passenger service transactions carried out in a financial year as set out in the table below.

 2018/2019 Financial year fees

Passenger Service Transaction  Range

Applicable authorisation fee

0 - 19,999

$500

20,000 - 49,999

$750

50,000 - 99,999

$1,250

100,000 - 499,999

$2,500

 500,000 - 999,999

$5,000

1,000,000 - 2,499,999

$8,500

2,500,000 - 4,999,999

$15,000

5,000,000 -  9,999,999

$25,000

More than 10,000,000

$50,000

 

All authorised service providers authorised in the 2018/19 financial year will receive a waiver of the first $500 of authorisation fees under the taxi industry stimulus package announced in May 2020.

Authorisation fee notices will have an authorisation fee amount minus the waiver of $500, the payment due date (being 21 days from the date of the notice) and instructions on how to pay.

Authorised taxi or booking service providers are liable for the 2018/19 authorisation fee if an authorised taxi or booking service provider was authorised at any time in the financial year (2018/19), even if no passenger services transactions were carried out during that time.

Authorisation fees were not payable in the first year of the point to point transport laws being introduced, which means that only passenger service transactions you carried out from 1 November 2018 to 30 June 2019 will be calculated to determine authorisation fee for the 2018/2019 financial year.

For those in the bands greater than 20,000 passenger service transactions, the fee payable will be the amount in the band less the $500 waiver. 

Authorisation fees calculation examples

EXAMPLE 1 – Service Provider A

Between 1 November 2018 to 30 June 2019, Service Provide A carried out 3,050 passenger service transactions (trips).

The number of trips falls into the 0 – 19,999 band, the applicable authorisation fee is $500.  The first $500 of the fee is waived for the 2018/19 financial year, so Service Provider A is not required to make a payment.

A notice will be sent detailing the calculation, displaying the waiver that has been applied.

 

EXAMPLE 2 – Service Provider B

Between 1 November 2018 to 30 June 2019, Service Provider B carried out 22,505 passenger service transactions (trips).

This number of trips falls into the 20,000 – 49,999 band, the applicable authorisation fee is $750. The first $500 has been waived for the 2018/19 financial year, so Service Provider B will be required to pay $250.

A notice will be sent detailing the calculation, displaying the waiver that has been applied and amount payable.

 

Authorisation fee liability for the 2019/2020 financial year

Authorised service providers in the period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 will receive authorisation fee notices before the end of 2020/2021.

The waiver of the first $500 from the 2018/19 financial year does not apply to the authorisation fees for financial year 2019/20. However these authorisation fees will not be increased in line with the CPI.

Authorisation fee liability for the 2020/2021 financial year

Authorised service providers from 1 July 2020 will be required to pay authorisation fees for the 2020/2021 financial year. If authorised service providers are not currently providing passenger services and do not expect to do so in the 2020/21 financial year they may wish to surrender authorisation prior to 1 July, 2020 to avoid fees. The 2020/2021 financial year authorisation fees will be increased in line with the CPI. Further notice of the increase will be provided on this webpage.

Authorisation fees summary

Fee period

Authorised between

Notice Date

Special instructions

2018/19

1 Nov 2018* – 30 June 2019

Issued in June 2020

first $500 waived

2019/20

1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020

Issued early 2021**

Normal fee schedule applies

2020/21

1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021

Issued late 2021**

Normal fee schedule applies plus CPI

*November start date due to the transitional arrangements for Authorisation Fees for the 1 Nov 2018 – 30 June 2019 period under Point to Point legislation.

**expected date of issue

Please note: Any service provider authorised from July 1 2020 onwards will be liable for the 2020/21 Authorisation Fees.

FAQs

For frequently asked questions please download the document below or call the Point to Point Transport Industry Contact Centre on 131 727.

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