Taxis and Hire Vehicles
The taxi and hire vehicle industries are regulated by the Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Act 2008. Reviews of this legislation occurred in 2006-2007 and 2011.
The WAT program has been operating since 2004.Some elements of the program were reviewed through the preparation of the Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Act 2008, and further examination of specific aspects of the program is currently underway.
The Department of State Growth is leading the Tasmanian Government’s Regulatory Review of the Tasmanian Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries (the Review). The Tasmanian Government committed to the Review in late 2015 as part of the Government’s policy for embracing the sharing economy, which has included supporting the entry to Tasmania of new ride-sourcing services like Uber.
KPMG's report into Tasmania's taxi licence release arrangements was presented to the State Government in 2013.
The Tasmanian Economic Regulator completed its taxi fare methodology inquiry and provided its Final Report to the Government on 30 May 2013.