Taxi Council Fact Sheets

NSW Taxis

According to a study by Deloitte Access Economics in 2013, the NSW Taxi Industry contributes $1.15b to the State's economy each year, provides for 17,500 full time equivalent jobs and delivers up to $20m in revenue from sales and leases each year. read more


History of NSW Taxis

The first taxi plates were issued in NSW in 1930. The NSW Government controlled their operating conditions with licences, and the operation of most cabs was restricted to Central Railway Station and suburban railway stations. read more


Structure of the NSW Taxi Industry

The NSW Taxi Industry is regulated by the NSW Government under the Passenger Transport Act 1990 and its regulations. read more


Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Services

In 1981, the International Year of the Disabled, the NSW Taxi Industry became the first mode of public transport to offer services for those with special needs. read more


The Green Industry

Taxis were the first transport fleet to adopt Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as a cleaner form of energy for vehicles. read more


Taxi Booking Apps

According to a study by Deloitte Access Economics in 2013, the NSW Taxi Industry contributes $1.15b to the State's economy each year, provides for 17,500 full time equivalent jobs and delivers up to $20m in revenue from sales and leases each year. read more


Security

The NSW Taxi Industry places the highest priority on the safety and security of drivers and passengers. read more


Fatigue

There are two main types of fatigue - work related fatigue is associated with hours of work, workplace conditions and the demands of the job; and non-work related fatigue is associated with sleep disorders, family/social responsibilities and seasonal factors (e.g. daylight saving). read more


Fine Processing

Across the State there are more than 12,000 offences for which an on the spot fine can be issued - these include traffic, parking, speed cameras and failure to vote. read more


New WHS Act

On 1 January 2012, the previous Occupational Health and Safety Act in NSW was replaced with the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act which includes the introduction of a duty holder known as a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU). read more


DVA

The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) provides eligible veterans (people who have served in the Australian defence force) and war widows (partners of veterans who have died as a result of war service or eligible defence service) a range of transport options to travel to and from their medical treatment. Each year more than 1 million trips are funded by DVA at a cost of about $52 million. read more