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Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industry Legislation

Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Act 2008

Taxis, luxury hire cars and restricted hire vehicles are regulated by the Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Act 2008. The most recent changes to the Act commenced on 1 July 2013.  

The most significant change was to bring restricted hire vehicle services (formerly known as limited passenger services) into the same regulatory scheme as taxis and luxury hire cars. This change came about following the passenger transport legislation review in 2011.

Regulations specific to each service type are: