Under the new Point to Point Transport (Taxi and Hire Vehicles) Act 2016 Transport for NSW determines the number of taxi licences released each year across the state.
Transport for NSW has determined that a total of 62 ordinary annual taxi licences will be released in the Sydney metropolitan transport district for the 2017-18 financial year.
Anyone interested in tendering for one of these licences will be required to follow the process outlined in the tender documents, once they become available.
The tender process will get underway only after the Commission officially takes over as the industry regulator from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). Please go to Taxi licences - buy, lease, renew and transfer page for updates on when the tender process will get underway, as well as more information about purchasing, leasing and transferring taxi licences.
On 19 July 2017 the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, the Hon Andrew Constance MP, has asked the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to investigate and make recommendations relating to the number of taxi licences to be issued outside of Sydney. IPART will hold a public consultation process and finalise its report by March 2018. For more information please visit the IPART website.
Wheelchair accessible taxi licences
Licences for wheelchair accessible taxis will be freely available upon application. To apply use the Industry Portal.