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Department of State Growth

Making it easier to become a taxi driver

We are making it cheaper and simpler for people to become a taxi driver by reducing the costs of becoming authorised and streamlining the authorisation process.

Payments of up to $600 per new driver are available from 15 February 2022 to help taxi operators and networks recruit new drivers by covering the cost of driver training and authorisation.

Time has also been extended for new drivers to submit their National Police Certificate and medical clearances from 15 February 2022 to 1 May 2022.

Taxi operators and networks can find the program guidelines and information on how to apply at

Anyone that has thought about becoming a taxi driver or just wants some more take-home cash, should contact one of the taxi networks or operators for more information and to discuss eligibility.