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Taxi drivers

We administer a strong driver accreditation regime to ensure those behind the wheel of a commercial passenger vehicle are suitable to provide safe and reliable services to the Victorian Community.

Drivers of all commercial passenger vehicles, including taxis, are regulated via a common commercial passenger vehicle driver accreditation scheme.

This section contains information for prospective taxi drivers including driver accreditation and training.

Becoming a taxi driver

In order to drive a taxi, you must hold the appropriate accreditation for the zone you wish to drive in. There are four separate taxi zones:

  • Metropolitan
  • Urban and large regional
  • Regional
  • Country.

In order to apply for accreditation, you must submit a complete an Application for accreditation to drive a commercial passenger vehicle and private bus form (PDF, 531.8 KB, 32 pp.) along with appropriate supporting documentation and relevant fees to the TSC.

Please note: from 30 June 2014, new applicants applying to drive a taxi in the Metropolitan or Urban and Large Regional zones will also need to complete the Knowledge test. To find out more please see the Knowledge page.

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