New Drivers

NSW has one of the most advanced training systems for new taxi drivers or those wishing to enhance their careers once in the Industry. In metropolitan areas, to qualify to be a new taxi driver, you must:

If that sounds like you – contact Transport for NSW or read this fact sheet from Point to Point Transport for further information. 

For information about becoming a taxi driver in NSW Country areas contact your local taxi network or Roads and Maritime Services on 02 9689 8888.

Taxi driving is unlike other jobs, as taxi drivers have a lot of freedom to control how, when and where they work. 

The NSW Taxi Council recently talked to taxi drivers about why they like driving taxis and the advantages of becoming a taxi driver. The comments obtained from drivers in different parts of NSW confirmed that careers in the taxi industry can provide many rewards, and can suit many people for a wide range of reasons.

Of particular note is that there are a restricted number of taxis, therefore drivers have good opportunities to earn consistent and sustainable returns in the safest available working environment.

Read the taxi user charter of rights here.

Current Drivers Authority Update

There are two fact sheets available on the Roads and Maritime website regarding the Driver Authority extensions – Extended validity of Driver Authorities, which includes a link to a further notice Changes to Driver Authority Expiry Dates